Chief Chikola mourned
By NATION REPORTER THE ruling Patriotic Front (PF) in North Western Province has described late Chief Chikola of the Lamba speaking people as a champion of democracy in his chiefdom.
PF provincial chairperson Jackson Kungo told the Daily Nation in an interview yesterday that the party will remember the traditional leader for his wisdom in a way he promoted democratic principles in his chiefdom.
Mr Kungo said the late chief will also be remembered as an advocate of rural development as he engaged government in his quest to attract investment to his chiefdom.
‘’On behalf of the party in the province, I convey my deepest condolences to the people of Chikola and the entire Lamba Royal Establishment,’’ Mr Kungo said.
The provincial chairperson described the late Chikola as a true statesman who served his people and the country with distinction.
“I have no doubt in my mind that, this loss will be deeply felt not only by the Lamba Royal Establishment in Mushindamo but by multitudes of Zambians both across the country,’’ he said. The 73 year old traditional leader who ascended to the throne in 2004 died on Sunday at Solwezi general hospital after a short illness and will be put to rest tomorrow at his palace.