Archbishop of Kasama Ignatius Chama has urged traditional leaders to work closely with government to deliver development in their respective areas.
Archbishop Chama said traditional leaders and government have the same goal which is to improve the lives of their people.
He also urged the people to respect those in authority stating that all leadership comes from God.
Archbishop Chama who is also President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) said this during the installation mass of Luka Kangwa Mandosa as Senior Chief Mwamba the sixteenth at his palace in Kasama.
He has since encouraged the newly installed chief to serve the people diligently.
And organising Committee Chairperson Joseph Mutale has thanked government for the various developmental projects initiated in the chiefdom.
Mutale cited the connections of the chiefdom to the national electricity grid, the construction of the min-hospital and gravelling of the road.
Meanwhile, Northern Province Permanent Sectary Royd Chakaba has pledged government’s commitment to continue partnering with traditional leaders in order to foster development.
He said government is aware of the accommodation challenges traditional leaders are currently facing but called for public-private partnership in order to address them.
The installation of Senior Chief Mwamba whose names are Luka Kangwa Mandosa comes after he was appointed to the throne in 2019 following the demise of Brian Kalolo in 2019.