TRADITIONAL Leaders have asked President Edgar Lungu to resolve boundaries despite avoid Chief Shakumbila And President Lungu has directed Ministers of Justice Ngosa Simbyakula and Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Joseph Katema to intervene in boundary disputes in Chiefdoms.
President Lungu made the directive in Lusaka yesterday at State House when he
met 35 traditional chiefs from Central province.
Chief Shakumbila who was the Chiefs’ spokesperson said the head of State should ensure boundary disputes among royal establishments were resolved.
He also appealed to President Lungu to consider increasing traditional leaders’ subsidies to K15, 000 from the current K4, 000.
Chief Shakumbila urged Government to construct more secondary schools, clinics and police posts
and have them electrified together with Chiefs’ palaces.
He said Government should construction dams in chiefdoms where water could be stored and used in times of need.
And President Lungu assured the traditional leaders that he would intensify his interaction with tradition leaders by visiting their chiefdoms to enhance development.
He also said he would next year by assigning Cabinet ministers to attend traditional ceremonies
to ensure that there was equity in government representation at traditional ceremonies.
President Lungu spoke through his Special Assistant for Press and
Public Relations Amos Chanda.
President Lungu said Government would look into the various challenges presented to the head of State such as having decent accommodation.
The Chiefs who met the President are Chief Kabamba, Chibale, Mailo, Chisomo
and Chieftainess Serenje of Serenje district.
Others were Chiefs, Chitana, Chembe, Shimbizi, Kaingu, Chitanda, Moono, Chieftainess Kabulwebulwe, Kaundula, Chikupili, Mbosha, Mboroma, Mukonchi, Ngabwe Liteta,Chieftainess Mungule, Chief Chamuka, Shakumbila, Mumba, Kaindu, Chitambo, Muchinka, Mulungwe and Chieftainess Muwezwa and Mungule.