— Chief Kaputa calls for revision of clause limiting chiefs’ powers

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Acting Chieftaines Kaputa has asked Patriotic Front (PF) presidential candidate Edgar Lungu to consider
reversing the clause in the draft constitution which seeks to limit powers of traditional leaders in land administration.


The Acting Chieftainess said the clause is in bad faith and the PF should revisit it when enacting the new constitution if they are
re-elected into office.


The traditional leader who was speaking through her representative, Changwe Kambole maintained that traditional leaders are custodian of
customary land.


She said this when Mr. Lungu who was in the company of other PF members called on her at the Chitandala palace in Kaputa yesterday.


The Acting Chieftaines has also asked the PF government to help the people of Kaputa complete the Chief’s palace which they started constructing
using their local initiative.


She said the people have made their contribution and is now waiting on government to help them complete the palace.


The traditional leader appealed to the Mr. Lungu and the PF team to give the people of Kaputa another high school and a skills training
centre in the district when elected.


She explained that there is only one secondary school in the district and a skills training centre which is not fully functioning against
the growing population.


And PF member of the central committee Samuel Mukupa says Mr. Lungu will work hard in addressing the challenges the people of Kaputa are
facing and asked the traditional leader to present a detailed report of the challenges to him.


Mr. Lungu later held a private door meeting with Acting Chieftainess Kaputa at the Chitandala palace.



Mr. Lungu was in the area to campaign for himself ahead of January 20 presidential elections.