THE Kazanga Cultural Association plans to engage both the Government and the Nkoya of Kaoma district to resolve the differences following the statement by Nkoyas that they are neglected by the Government.
Kazanga national chairman Lytone Kaushiku said his association was looking into the matter and has advised the people of Kaoma to remain calm. Mr Kaushiku said the association was there to ensure the spirit of One Zambia One nation was enhanced.
“I would like to take this opportunity to caution those people who want to take advantage of the Nkoya’s complaint that they do not mean well for the country, instead must preach the word of unity,” he said.
Mr Kaushiku said both the Government and the Nkoya Royal Council were capable of resolving the matter amicably and that the process had already started.
He said the Government was playing an important role in ensuring that there was development in all the parts of the country. “It would be unrealistic for the Kazanga Cultural Association to remain mute over the perceived standoff between the Nkoyas and the Government on the recent remarks regarding the Head of State’s appointments that he was favouring one particular tribe in Western Province,” he said.
Mr Kaushiku said dialogue was key to the country’s peace and unity, adding that the association would do its best to ensure that the wounds that had been opened were quickly healed to achieve harmony.
Last week, the Nkoyas claimed that President Lungu was favouring the Lozis in appointing the people of Western Province to Government position.
The remarks drew a sharp response from the Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili who advised the Nkoyas to promote national unity.