PARAMOUNT Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people says he has refused to receive and meet UPND president Hakainde Hichilema when he visited the area yesterday on account that the opposition alliance called him a “misplaced and wrong chief.”
Speaking when President Edgar Lungu paid a courtesy call on him at his palace today, Chief Chitimukulu said the opposition alliance issued a statement demeaning him of which Hichilema failed to distance himself from it.
“I always receive Mr Hakainde Hichilema but this time I declined to meet him because as opposition alliance, they had issued a statement against me saying the Bemba are being ruled by a misplaced and wrong chief. And HH failed to distance himself whereas Honourable Kambwili distanced himself from that statement which was issued by the alliance spokesperson James Lukuku. So, when they wanted to meet me, we refused on the ground that I am a misplaced and wrong chief. On that account, I refused to receive Mr Hakainde Hichilema,” Chief Chitimukulu said.
And Chief Chitimukulu said he has always received all political party leaders because his subjects belong to different parties.
He also stressed the need for traditional leaders to be impartial at all times.
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President Edgar Lungu adjusts school reopening to Monday, 1st February, 2021
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has extended the reopening of schools by another two weeks.
And President Lungu has directed the Ministry of General, and Higher Education to be on top of things and ensure that all schools are ready for reopening on Monday 1st February 2021.
He said resumption of learning will depend on how each learning institution is ready.
He urged all schools to use the two weeks to adequately prepare for the reopening of schools.
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President Edgar Lungu mourns Bishop Moses Hamungole
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says he is saddened by the death of Bishop Moses Hamungole, of the Monze Catholic Diocese.
President Lungu says he had come to know Bishop Hamungole as a very progressive
and development oriented priest.
He said in 2019 he officiated at the Monze Diocese fundraising dinner held in
Lusaka for the construction of the new Monze Diocese Cathedral church and recently, the Bishop officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for the same project.
President Lungu described Bishop Hamungole as an accomplished theologian and professional communicator who, through broadcasting at Yatsani Studios in Lusaka and at the pulpit in Monze, worked hard to improve the livelihoods of all regardless of their religious beliefs.
“He was passionate about growing the Catholic Church as was seen when he envisoned the construction of the Cathedral in Monze. All Zambians who loved him
must contribute to the realization of his dream,” President Lungu said.
President Lungu has noted that Covid-19 has robbed Zambia of a great human being and that he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, the entire Catholic family and the Govenment of the Republic of Zambia.
“Covid-19 has taken a great man. I urge all citizens to protect themselves and the
people they come into contact with. Let’s fight covid-19 together. May the souls of all
departed compatriots rest in eternal peace,” the President said.
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