MAYENGO NYIRENDA, Chipata
THE Malaila traditional ceremony of Mambwe district which was slated for August 19 has been postponed to next month.
Chief Malama said the postponement has been necessitated by the installation of the new Chief Jumbe which will take place on August 19.
The traditional leader said this at a press briefing on Wednesday.
He said the ceremony has been deferred to September 9, to allow people in Mambwe to be represented by their chiefs at the event.
He said the Kunda Royal Establishment regrets the inconvenience the postponement of the ceremony might cause to the invited people.
“We have made changes on the date of hosting our annual traditional ceremony Malaila to allow new Chief Jumbe to be installed,” he said.
The traditional leader said all invitations are still valid, and that President Lungu is expected to grace this year’s ceremony.
And the traditional leader said over 30 chiefs have been invited to attend the installation of Chief Jumbe.
Chief Malama said amongst the notable chiefs who have been invited are Paramount Chief Mpezeni, Paramount Chief Gawa Undi and Senior Chief Magodi.
He has called on people to turn up in numbers to attend the installation of Chief Jumbe, and also the Malaila ceremony next month.
The installation of Chief Jumbe will be held at Senior Chief Msoro’s palace.
Meanwhile, the traditional leader appealed to Government to work on the roads in his chiefdom.
He said most roads in his chiefdom are in bad state and worsens during the rainy season and the area gets completely cut off from the rest of the country.
Chief Malama appealed to Government to consider putting up telecommunication towers in his chiefdom to allow his subjects enjoy modernity.
He said the people of Mambwe are in support of President Lungu’s leadership and his Government.