SENIOR Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda-speaking people of Mwansabombwe district in Luapula Province has appealed to Government to turn his chiefdom into an economic hub because the region was rich in natural resources.
And Senior Chief Mwatakazembe has advised MMD president Felix Mutati to ensure that the alliance between the former ruling party and the Patriotic Front (PF) remains genuine and sincere.
Senior Chief Mwata Kazembe said he had only heard about the MMD/PF alliance but none of the leaders in the two political parties had explained to him what it was about.
The traditional leader said this when Mr Mutati and his entourage paid a courtesy call on him at his palace in Mwansabombwe.
Meanwhile, Rev. Father Nobert Lesa of St Don Bosco Roman Catholic Parish of Mwansabombwe has advised political parties against engaging in violence, stating that the vice was negating the democratic gains the country had attained.
Rev. Lesa said political parties should desist from political violence and concentrate on developmental issues during campaign. He said politicians should not use citizens as tools of violence in their political agendas and advised that there shall be life after every electoral contest in the country.
And Mr Mutati thanked Father Lesa for his blessings and assured him that his campaigns were based on goodwill and not violence.