President Edgar Lungu will leave a mark by recognizing Henry Kanyanta Sosala as Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba-speaking people who has since been installed, says Bemba representative from late Chitimukulu Mutale Chitampankwa, Mulenga Kombe.
Mr Kombe said the coronation of Mr Sosala as Chief Chitimukulu was an honour to all the Bemba-speaking people.
He said the people of Zambia should thank President Lungu for a job well done and that he had fulfilled his promise to have Mr Sosala recognised.
“As a Bemba from the crocodile clan, we stand to salute President Lungu for the job well done to have fulfilled his promise to recognise our chief,” Mr Kombe said.
He said it was clear that the PF was a listening Government that was determined to develop the country, as evidenced by developmental projects it had embarked on throughout the country.
“We will continue to support the Government of the day, looking at what they have contributed to the development of the nation,” he said.
Mr Kombe said Mr Sosala went through various challenges to become the Chitimukulu, and that it was a blessing that President Lungu fulfilled his promise of recognizing him.
He appealed to the Government not to interfere with the traditional affairs in Zambia.
Mr Kombe said Government should respect the views of the family tree to avoid unnecessary wrangles with traditional leaders.
Last Friday, Mr Sosala was crowned Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people, ending the installation impasse.
At the installation, President Lungu called on the traditional leadership to avoid situations that could trigger disunity in chiefdoms.