Village headmen in Kasama District of Northern Province have pledged to rally behind President Edgar Lungu and his government.

Speaking on behalf of the headmen, Katongo village headman Jimmy Katongo said President Lungu’s administration deserves support for making strides in improving the welfare of traditional leaders and the general citizenry.

Headman Katongo said this during the handover of 500 bicycles donated by President Lungu to village headmen in Kasama District which will be shared between Lukashya and Kasama Central constituencies

He added that the Head of State has embraced headmen as key partners in the development process by engaging them on various matters and addressing their concerns.

Northern Province Permanent Secretary Royd Chakaba handed over the bicycles which were received by Kasama Mayor Frederick Chisanga and District Commissioner Kelly Kashiwa for onward distribution.

President Lungu donated bicycles to village headmen in Northern Province which are currently being distributed.

Three thousand 250 bicycles will be distributed to the headmen under phase one of the exercise.