Chief Ngabwe slams divisive chiefs
By ANDREW MUKOMA SOME traditional leaders are working with politicians to divide the country, House of Chiefs chairperson, Chief Ngabwe has charged.
Chief Ngabwe said traditional leaders are supposed to work with the government of the day regardless of who is in power.
He advised politicians to learn from traditional leaders who are united instead of dividing the nation because of politics.
Chief Ngabwe said at the weekend, the way some traditional leaders were conducting themselves was worrying, citing those driving expensive vehicles while their subjects lived in poverty.
Chief Ngabwe of the Lenje speaking people in Central Province said some traditional leaders were only working for themselves instead of the people.
“I want to call on your royal highnesses in this country to look after your people and the natural resources we have,” he said.
“Royal Highnesses are supposed to work with the government of the day to look after our natural resources because if they don't, I am seeing a time bomb,” Chief Ngabwe said.
He said that some chiefs were only interested in enriching themselves without considering their subjects.
Chief Ngabwe observed that this was the reason why some traditional leaders were today driving luxury vehicles like Mercedes Benz at the expense of their subjects.
The traditional leaders counselled his fellow chiefs and the people of Zambia when he made an address in Western Province.