Lungu graces Umutomboko ceremony


President Edgar Lungu yesterday graced this year’s Umutomboko traditional ceremony of the Lunda people in Mwanasbombwe with a clarion call on traditional leaders to help foster national unity.

The President joined hundreds of people, traditional leaders from within the country and the Democratic Republic of Congo at a colourful traditional event.  The Mwata Kazembe mesmerized patrons as he performed the conquest dance in his flamboyant traditional attire.

Speaking at the ceremony, President Edgar Lungu announced the repossession of the Kawambwa tea land which would now be used as a ZAFFICO Tea Plantation.

President Lungu said the move was aimed at cushioning the operational challenges the company was facing.

The President said aggrieved parties were free to take the matter to court.

Meanwhile, President Lungu has announced that Government acquired a US$$50 million loan to promote aquaculture across the country.

President Lungu said there was need to diversify the economy in Luapula Province.

And President Lungu has warned that non performing contractors risked having their contracts terminated.

Meanwhile, Mwata Kazembe’s representative, Chriticles Mwansa said the royal establishment was pleased with the establishment of new districts which have accelerated development in the province and the nation at large.  –ZNBC

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