Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people has commended government for looking into the welfare of traditional leaders.

He said government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu has taken good care of traditional leaders, adding that this has proved that government values their contributions to the development of the country.

The Paramount Chief noted that government has always been consulting traditional leaders whenever it wants to bring development to the chiefdom.

He also thanked President Lungu for empowering traditional leaders in the province with transport.

The Paramount Chief said almost all the chiefs in Northern Province have received vehicles while their village headmen have been given bicycles to ease the challenges of transportation.

Paramount Chief Chitimukulu said this when Malole Member of Parliament Christopher Yaluma paid a courtesy call on him at his palace in Mungwi.

And, Yaluma, who is also Commerce Minister, has reiterated government’s commitment to engaging traditional leaders in delivering development.

He said the President understands the role that traditional leaders play in fostering development in their localities.

Yaluma further encouraged traditional leaders in the country to support the Patriotic Front -PF- government for it to continue delivering development.

Later, Yaluma handed over 30 bicycles to the Bemba Royal Establishment which were donated by President Edgar Lungu.