Chief Chinakila pledges support for govt
He has since urged President Hakainde Hichilema to fulfil his good policies of running the country and ensure that national economy is attained in the near future.
CHIEF Chinakila of the Lungu speaking people in Mbala district has pledged to work with the new government in order to foster the much needed-national development.
The traditional ruler said he, village headpersons and his subjects had declared to work with the government.
Chief Chinakila lsaid his chiefdom could only attain meaningful development if traditional leadership supported the government of the day.
Meanwhile, the Northern Province Council of Chiefs has elected five representatives of the House of the Chiefs.
The election, which was attended by several traditional leaders across the province, was held at Kasama’s Sinamu Lodge at the weekend.
Those elected were Chief Kaputa of the Tabwa speaking people, Senior Chief Tafuna of Mpulungu district and Chief Chitoshi of Lunte district.
Others were chiefs Munkonge of the Bemba speaking people of Kasama district and Fwambo of the Mambwe speaking people of Mbala district.
The House of Chiefs consists of 50 members out of 280 chiefs in the country to represent other traditional leaders for the period of five years.
Once the elected chiefs’ representatives meet in Lusaka, they choose their chairperson and the vice to run the affairs of the House of the Chiefs for one year.
By STEPHEN MWEWA