Published on March 3rd, 2016 | by Samflex0
CHIEFS ARE PRECIOUS
CHIEFS ARE PRECIOUS TO DEVELOPMENT-SAYS NANKHUMWA
The Minister of Local government and rural development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said that chiefs are important when it comes to the development of the country. He said this on Friday in Balaka district where he promoted Village Group Headman Toleza and Phalula to Sub Tradition Authorities.
The ceremony attracted a lot of civil servants, politicians and religious leaders from various districts in the country.
“Chiefs are important due to the role they play when achieving government projects like fertlizer subsidy and renovating of schools, all these lead to development. That is why the President recognizes these achievements and decide to promote deserving chiefs,” Nankhumwa said.
The Minister also advised chiefs to work and cooperate with the exis ting government regardless of their political parties because it is the government that brings development to the communities. However Nankhumwa warned corrupt and oppresing chiefs that the President has the power to remove them for the necessity of the people’s welfare.
Commenting on the promotion of the two Village Group Headman Toleza and Phalula to Sub Tradition Authorities, The District Commissioner
(DC) for Balaka, Rodrick Mateauma commended the President for the decision because it will foster development in the district.
“I thank the President for promoting our two chiefs to Sub Tradition Authorities because now there is an addition of two more members into the Balaka District Council. Meaning there will be division of power thereby enhancing equal distribution of resources. As well as it will help to improve delayed projects,” Mateauma explained.
During the historical ceremony Sub Tradition Authority Phalula and Toleza presented a goat, a cow and a Ngoni shield to the Minister of Local government and rural development as part of thanking him for the promotion and the Minister presented mattress to both promoted chiefs as part of congratulating them. The event was taken as a Ngoni ceremony since the two chiefs are of a Ngoni tribe.
BY Fatsileni Asamu