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Government says it is committed to providing traditional leaders with decent accommodation with the latest development being the commencement of construction of Senior Chief Mushota’s palace in Kawambwa District.

In a statement issued to RCV News today, Kawambwa Town Council Public Relations Unit says government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has allocated over K 4 million for the construction which is being done by the Zambia Correctional Service.

“Traditional leaders have a crucial role to play owing to their authority and proximity to the subjects and their primary mandate of preserving customs remains key to national development”, said the Council.

The Council said the construction, which will run for a period of 8 months, will comprise a 4 bedroomed main house, 2×2 bedroomed Chief retainers’ houses, conference room and the installation of the water reticulation system.

The Council further said government recognizes the important role that Chiefs play in championing the development agenda hence the need for them to be provided with modern housing infrastructure.

Senior Chief Mushota’s palace is among the 81 palaces that government will construct for Their Royal Highnesses across
the country at the total cost of K311 million.

By Margaret Mwanza

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