The Abena mukulu Royal Establishment ( AMRE ) committee has appointed former Chibusa basic school headmaster Ernest Mwansa Chibesa as new Chief Chabula of abena mukulu tribe of nsombo area in Luwingu district.
ZANIS reports from Luwingu District, today, that Senior Chieftainess Chungu confirmed the development in an interview.
She said that the royal establishment of abena mukulu tribe has decided to appoint Ernest Chibesa as new Chabula after a thoroughly investigations following the family tree to avoid wrangles that other tribes have gone through.
“ It has taken them 22 months for the establishment to identify the new tradition ruler because the committee didn’t want to go through the problems other tribes are facing to appoint their chiefs in their chiefdom, “ she said .
The Chieftainess explained that it was a duty of the royal establishment to identify eligible person to ascend to the thrown and appealed to the family members to accept its decision.
She said new chief Chabula was picked from the three people identified by the royal family members and that their names were forwarded to the royal establishment committee for consideration.
She called on family members to unite and support the newly appointed chief Chabula in order for the area to attain the much needed development.
The newly appointed chief Chabula (Ernest Mwansa Chibesa) is on leave pending retirement from the ministry of education where he worked as a teacher and later promoted to the rank of school headmaster.
He served in many schools before retiring as the school head master at chibusa basic school in chief Katuta’s area about 145km west of Luwingu district in the northern province and about 76km east of Mansa district in Luapula province respectively
Her royal highness appealed to the newly appointed chief Chabula to support the government of the day if the area is to attain the much needed development as people will comparing the ideas of late chief and that of his.
The traditional ruler said government has already embarked on the construction a modern secondary school next the Roman Catholic Church adding the school construction is almost complete.
Chieftainess Chungu said the late chief will be remembered especially when he released over 30 hectares of land to the government for the construction of a secondary school for girls in his area.
And witnessing the appointment of new chief Chabula, District Commissioner Alfred Muonga thanked the community and the family members in the area for exhibiting maturity until the royal establishment committee appointed new chief.
Mr. Muonga said the patriotic front (FP) government remains committed in improving the social welfare of its people by making sure that fertilizers are timely distributed, roads are worked on, health post and schools are constructed in all the six chiefdom in the district.
He said government last month released an additional K100 million for the construction of health post in Mutondo village in Chieftainess Chungu’s area in Lupososhi constituency in the district.