Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni people in Chipata District says this year’s Ncwala traditional ceremony was more successful than those held in previous years.
Speaking in an interview with Breeze News, Chief Madzimawe says this year’s Ncwala Traditional ceremony was better organized compared to past ceremonies.
He says misconduct by some unruly people, who attend the ceremony were avoided.
Chief Madzimawe also expressed happiness that no road accidents were recorded during the period of the N’cwala ceremony.
He adds that the absence of the president did not impact the ceremony in any negative way.
Gogo Madzimawe says the ceremony is important because it brings people from different political affiliations together.
Over 500 hectors in different parts of Lundazi district have been affected by army worms.
This has affected about 6,300 farmers from the time the army worms broke out last year.
Lundazi district agriculture coordinating officer, Philemon Lungu, confirmed this to Breeze News this morning.
Mr. Lungu says it has not been easy for his office to control the pest from spreading to more areas due to the unavailability of funds for government to purchase chemicals.
He says the district has so far received 300 liters of chemicals to distribute to farmers whose fields have affected.
Mr. Lungu explained that due to insufficient chemicals, only farmers, who are not under the Farmers Input Support Program, FISP, will be given the chemicals for free.
He added that those under FISP program can redeem the chemical using the E-voucher cards.
Mr. Lungu further urged farmers across the district to be on the lookout for army worms and report any suspicions so that measures can be put in place to control any further spread.
United Party for National Development UPND Member of Parliament Keith Mukata has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Lusaka High Court for Murder.
Mukata’s girlfriend and co-accused Charmanine Musonda has been set free due to lack of evidence.
This is a matter where the duo are alleged to have murdered a security guard Namakambwa Kalilakwenda 63, last year, an employee from Men in Black Security Company operating from AKM Legal Practitioners owned by Mukata.