TRADITIONAL leaders in the country should strive to woo investors in their respective chiefdoms, Vice President Inonge Wina has advised.
Mrs Wina said traditional leaders should take a leading role in enticing investors to set up industries in their respective chiefdoms so that people could have jobs.
The Vice President said this when she paid a courtesy call on Paramount Chief Chitimukulu at his Mungwi palace yesterday.
Mrs Wina also called on traditional leaders to help maintain peace in the country.
She said Government would ensure that all the on-going development projects were completed in time to the benefit of the local people.
And Mr Henry Sosala praised Government for gazetting him as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba speaking people.
Chief Chitimukulu, who spoke through his spokesperson James Mulenga, said the Bemba Royal Establishment was ready to work with Government to foster various developmental projects being undertaken in Northern Province.
Meanwhile, Mrs Wina said there was need to have more women elected as councillors in the 2016 general elections.
She said women should be given top priority for adoption to stand as councillors because they understood the challenges affecting their respective communities.
The Vice President said this when she visited the St Clementina Women’s Club in Mulenga Hills in Kasama yesterday.
Mrs Wina urged the local authorities across the country to give priority to women when giving out land.
And St. Clemetnina Women’s Club chairperson Emma Mulenga praised Government for empowering the women with a hammer mill.
Mrs Mulenga said the hammer mill has helped the club to raise funds which have been channelled to other income generating activities such as chicken rearing and farming.