We only know of one elected President – North Chiefs

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President Lungu when he paid a courtesy call on Paramount Chief Mwine Lubemba, Chitimukulu at his Palace in Northern Province on Thursday, April 13,2017. Photo: State House

TRADITIONAL leaders from across 9 districts in Northern province have said they only know of one elected leader in the person of His Excellency, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia.

Their Royal Highnesses were speaking during a meeting with the Head of State last evening at the Kasama State Lodge in Northern province. The traditional leaders reaffirmed their support for the Patriotic Front (PF) led government and President Lungu.

In a joint statement read on their behalf by His Royal Highness, chief Kaputa of Kaputa district, the traditional leaders stated that they remained hopeful in President Lungu’s leadership and commitment to deliver development to the region by giving priority to the road network and infrastructure development in order to easy the transportation of goods and services and to uplift the living standards of the chiefdoms respectively.

“Your Excellency, as traditional leaders here in Northern province, we must put on record that we only know of one President here in Zambia and that is you Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu. We remain hopeful in your leadership to bring development to this region with priority being the road networks, infrastructure development including a technological Institute before 2021 and an improved distribution of farming inputs for our farmers in the region,” said Chief Kaputa.

Responding to their Royal Highnesses, President Edgar Lungu praised the traditional leaders for their undivided support. The Head of State appealed to the traditional leaders to open up their land for investment stating that government has found it very difficult to access land for development in some Chiefdoms.

“Tulelomba ukweba ati mwingatwafwa. Government has had difficulties accessing land in the Chiefdoms for investment in agriculture and other developmental projects. Muletupokelela ngatwaisa naba Investor in order for us to development the region and uplift the living standards of our people,” said the President.

“It was the desire of President Sata to open up the entire road network in Zambia for easy transportation of goods and services. That is why he introduced the link Zambia 8000 project. I have instructed the Ministers for Health and Infrastructure development to complete the projects which have been shelved in the region and I only ask ukweba ati mwibika ama deadline amuti tufwile ukupwishi before 2021 or else. For us, developing the Northern region is ongoing, we have a lot to deliver and I would be lying to attach a deadline to that,” stated the Head of State.

22 traditional leaders in the Northern region including Snr Chief Mwamba, Chiefs Munkonge and Nkole Mfumu of Kasama district, Chiefs Mumporokoso, Mukupa Kaoma, Chitoshi and Shibwalya Kapila of Mporokoso district attended the meeting. Chiefs Chiwanangala and Matipa attended from Chilubi district while Chiefs Chinakila and Chitimbwa came from Mpulungu.

Also in attendance was Snr. Chieftainess Chungu, Snr. Chief Shi Mumbi and Chiefs Chipalo, Chabula and Katuta from Luwingu district. Snr. Chief Nsama attended the meeting from Nsama district.

Chiefs Makasa and Chimbala from Mungwi district and Chiefs Mpande and Mwamba from Mbala district were also in attendance.

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13 Responses to We only know of one elected President – North Chiefs

  1. Tulelombako ubwafwilisho.

    Divide & Rule
    April 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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  2. Chiefs are overstepping their place as custodians cultural ethics to ensure preservation of ethnic diversity period! Once they come into the political mix they endanger their very existence and usefulness in the building of cross cultural ties. Dr Nyerere of Tanzania came to the conclusion that the chieftaincy was retrogressive to communities forging ahead thus he abolished the institution! Zambian traditional leaders are all in the same mood of being declared obsolete.

    FuManchu
    April 16, 2017 at 3:16 am
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  3. Foolish , EVEN Bemba Chiefs can line up for chakolwa . Ulubbemba elyo lwapwa . banakatasha kali kwitobo . You are no longer Chitimukulu . Belike chitimukulu Chaponta who refused to lined up for Kaunda.Any way we know the Current Paramount chief is a snake in the grass .

    SABINAH CHIWENO
    April 16, 2017 at 5:51 am
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  4. Okay, this is what i’ve been fearing for a long time. Now that Bemba chiefs have stated there position, let BATTLE-LINES BE DRAWN. LET THE SO-CALLED COUNTRY CALLED ZAMBIA REVERSE TO ITS ORIGINAL STATUS OF NORTH-WESTERN RHODESIA AND NORTH-EASTERN RHODESIA. LET THE DIVISION START!

    sinono
    April 16, 2017 at 9:54 am
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  5. THERE IS A FACEBOOK POSTING WHICH HAS BEEN CAPTURED FROM ECL WHICH READS ”READY TO KILL IN ORDER TO REMAIN IN POWER”. SO BE READY FOR THE WORSE.

    Simon Simbeye
    April 16, 2017 at 11:35 am
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  6. Sebana wikute!

    Gatman
    April 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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  7. Ukupoka ichinsenda kunkoko kunakilila!!!!!!!!!!!! Bemba chiefs in brown Envelopes.Sontapo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GBT
    April 17, 2017 at 9:14 am
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  8. Ukokwine never in Baroteland,No Lungu here .

    Linyungandambo
    April 17, 2017 at 8:07 pm
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  9. Can someone pass around the brown envelopes please!twalafwa kunsala!

    manluche
    April 18, 2017 at 11:11 pm
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  10. BWAFYA PA ZAMBIA PENA. KATWISHI NGA KU TIPWA.

    mumbi phiri
    April 19, 2017 at 12:21 am
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  11. I was very sure that Chiti mukulu can not be part of this nonsense.These tu kandile chiefs,Twena amano yaba mumala.That’s where they think from.

    Kabova
    April 19, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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  12. When it comes to tongas chiefs its an issue but north chiefs its OK for some pipo.

    Collins manchele
    April 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm
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  13. THOSE ARE JUST A BUNCH OF DULL CHIEFS WHO CAN ALLOW A PRESIDENT TO ABUSE HIS OFFICE AND AS LONG AS BROWN ENVELOPES EXCHANGE HANDS, THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH SENDING ANYONE TO JAIL. WHEN HH BECOMES PRESIDENT, YOU WILL SEE HOW THE SAME CHIEFS WILL TURN AROUND AND CONDEMN LUNGU FOR WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING FOR A VERY LONG TIME, TURN-COATS THESE POVERTY-STRIKEN NORTHERN CHIEFS!

    dimitri
    April 20, 2017 at 11:07 am
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