Chief Mwamba of the Mambwe people of Mbala district has appealed to headmen in his chiefdom to ensure that they sensitise communities to look after their livestock in a proper manner.
Chief Mwamba noted that people in the area need to ensure that they protect their animals from any dangers that may be brought about by speeding vehicles following the rehabilitation of the road in the area to high standard gravel.
The traditional leaders feared a number of animals may be run over by vehicles as the community allows them to stray into the road.
ZANIS reports that the chief was speaking when District Commissioner Annie Paul and acting district administrative officer Euginia Sikazwe visited his chiefdom.
The District Commissioner was in the area to launch the Transforming Landscapes for Resilience and Development Projects (TRALARD) project.
“Some motorists drive at high speed hence farmers rearing cattle and goats and other livestock should take extra care of their animals,” he said.