President Hakainde Hichilema has graced this year’s Lwiindi-Lwanza traditional ceremony of the Lundwe people of Chief Hamusonde’s chiefdom in Bweengwa area in Monze district, with a call for all Zambians to embrace culture and tradition.
The Head of State says he values traditions, adding that it gives one a unique identity of belonging in a particular part of the country.
The President said he was happy to have been invited to attend and officiate at the Lwiindi-Lwanza traditional ceremony, especially that during the previous ceremonies, he was the one inviting others to grace the event.
And speaking earlier, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Gary Nkombo bemoaned the increasing number of succession disputes, which are impacting negatively on the development of the affected chiefdoms.
Mr. Nkombo noted that it is not the duty of the government to adjudicate over the succession wrangles, but that of members of the royal families to provide the heir to the throne.
Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism Rodney Sikumba said traditional ceremonies are cardinal in promoting Zambia’s tourism potential.
Mr. Sikumba revealed that his ministry is happy that the Lwiindi-Lwanza traditional ceremony has finally been gazetted, and that the move will result in attracting more tourists to the event.