Chief Ngabwe slams di­vi­sive chiefs

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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.

Chief Ngabwe

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