Chief Munkanta dies
By MUKOSELA KASALWE
CHIEF Munkanta of the Chishinga people in Kawambwa has died, says Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa.
Mr Chilangwa said Chief Munkanta was first admitted to Kawambwa District Hospital before being referred to Mansa General Hospital where he died.
The minister said the untimely death of the traditional leader was shocking and that he was personally in mourning especially that the late Chief Munkanta’s palace is in Kawambwa Central Constituency for which he is Member of Parliament.
In a statement issued yesterday, Mr Chilangwa described the late chief as a unifier and a development advocate and ambassador.
Mr Chilangwa said Government had lost a credible partner who was development-oriented and loved his people and always wanted what was good for them.
Mr Chilangwa said Government was sad because it enjoyed a cordial working relationship with Chief Munkanta.
He said the great developmental projects taking place in Kawambwa are because the late chief gave land to investors unconditionally.