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Ministry EYES South Chiefs

Lawrence Sichalwe

The Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs says it has not received formal communication that some Chiefs in Southern Province are inciting farmers to rise against government.
Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence Sichalwe says his Ministry has only leant about this development through media reports.
Mr. Sichalwe says if such reports are true as the ruling PF leadership, to which the reports have been attributed to, has disclosed, such a development is most unfortunate.
In an interview with QTV News Mr. Sichalwe says his Ministry wants to however verify the alleged reports from the Province.
Mr. Sichalwe says his Ministry has since sent word to the provincial Chiefs’ office over suggestions that some chiefs are discouraging farmers from taking part in this year’s farming season.
He says his Ministry’s concern is that if farmers do no plant seed as some chiefs are allegedly urging them to do, it will be people in the Province that will suffer.

3 Responses to Ministry EYES South Chiefs

  1. king temple man

    December 29, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Honorable minister can you kindly ask your
    father frank bwalya were he got that information
    you are wasting your precious time and energy

  2. Style Katuta

    December 31, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    It is time to move on together. Life is a personal responsibility. Chiefs have no reason and mandate to mislead their subjects. Agriculture is the main stay and livelyhood of Southern Province, just how can such pronouncement be true. Chiefs are very honourable people. Coming from GBM and HH whose preoccupation is to discredit government and do nothing to help their followers, we would not be surprised but Chiefs no, not at all.

  3. Ngwira

    January 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Time for planting maize has runout. Inputs still being distributed