Paramount Chief Chitimukulu of the Bemba people of Northern Province has called for partnership between Traditional leaders and the private sector in Zambia.
Chitimukulu Kanyanta Manga II says private sector partnership with traditional Authorities would help coordinate action and principles among entrepreneurs.
The traditional Leader said partnership would Further provide a platform for exchange of ideas concerning sustainable development and society’s well being.
He was speaking in Sandton Johannesburg South Africa on the sidelines of Patrice Motsepe Foundation Conference which attracted Traditional leaders from various SADC Countries
The paramount Chief observed that the partnership between traditional Authorities and private entrepreneurs should be encouraged in Zambia as this had worked in other African Countries.
He also called on exchange programs among various traditional authorities in Southern Africa to help government adopt the best practices.
He said the Zambian government had made strides in ensuring that traditional authorities form part of the governance of the country through the House of Chiefs and formal recognition in the Constitution and laws of Zambia
Kanyanta Manga II has since thanked the Foundation for embracing traditional Authorities in its operation as well as inviting him to participate at the Conference for the second time.
And founder chairperson Patrice Motsepe said traditional authorities were key in national development as they were custodian of land, natural resources and communities in villages!
Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First secretary press and public relation
Zambia High Commission Pretoria South Africa