Chiefs vi­tal in devel­op­ment-PS


CHIEFS and tra­di­tional lead­ers are an­chors for devel­op­ment, says Cop­per­belt Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary, Bright Nundwe.

Mr. Nundwe says in­volv­ing Chiefs in de­vel­op­men­tal projects was key to pro­mot­ing the Cop­per­belt Prov­ince.

Speak­ing in an in­ter­view in Ndola at the Pro­vin­cial Of­fices at the week­end, Mr. Nundwe said govern­ment formed the Min­istry of Chiefs and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs which en­tailed that it held tra­di­tional lead­ers in high re­gard.

“So far, govern­ment on the Cop­per­belt is do­ing very well when it comes to work­ing with tra­di­tional lead­ers.

“As Pro­vin­cial ad­min­is­tra­tion rang­ing from the Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter, the PS, and all the se­nior govern­ment of­fi­cials, we know the value of work­ing with Chiefs in the Prov­ince,” he said.

“I want to there­fore, ad­vise the civil ser­vants on the im­por­tance of pay­ing homage to Chiefs and get com­plaints as well as be ad­vised in terms of devel­op­ment on what they are look­ing for.

“Civil ser­vants should take it upon them­selves to in­quire from the Chiefs what their pri­or­i­ties are and find out what is re­quired in that area, be it a school, bridge, clinic, water source or hos­pi­tal,” Mr. Nundwe ad­vised.

He con­firmed his meet­ing with Chief Nkana of the Lamba speak­ing peo­ple in Lufwanyama Dis­trict re­cently, who ex­pressed hap­pi­ness to govern­ment’s ded­i­ca­tion to its peo­ple as well as pre­sented the chal­lenges that his chief­dom was fac­ing.

Mr. Nundwe

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