President Edgar Lungu says he is confident that the House of Chiefs Committee that he appointed would address the land wrangles in Zambezi district between Senior Chiefs Ndungu and Ishindi.
President Lungu who held a meeting with the two traditional leaders at Zambezi Council Chamber today pleaded with them to dialogue while waiting for the House of Chiefs to resolve their tribal disputes and finds a lasting solution.
The two traditional leaders became highly charged in the Meeting as they came face to face with each other for the first time in a long while.
President Lungu vowed that he would not allow tribal conflicts under his reign because Zambia was founded on the One Zambia One Nation motto of embracing love peace and unity.
Mr. Lungu said he did not understand why there was conflict in the Zambezi district when all other parts of the country were embracing other tribes.
He cited the Kaonde’s who had accommodated other tribes in Solwezi and Kaonde Lambas in Central province.
And the two Senior Chiefs gave the Head of State a brief customary background of boundaries and pledged to support government and its progressive policies of developing the area.
Meanwhile, President Lungu has commissioned the commencement of the rehabilitation of Zambezi and Chavuma township roads.
He reiterated government’s commitment to open up the two districts to the rest of the province through a good road network.
While in the two areas, several opposition MMD members defected to the ruling PF.
President Lungu who welcomed the defectors, has since directed PF secretary General Davies Chama to mobilise party activities in North-Western province.
He expressed gratitude that the ruling party was growing on a daily basis not only in the North-Western province but the country as a whole.
And president Lungu has since returned to Lusaka after a three-day working visit to the North Western province.
The President was welcomed at the Zambia Air Force City airport by Service Chiefs, senior government and PF party officials.
This is the second visit that President has undertaken to the North Western province in two weeks.