By JULIUS PHIRI –
VICE President Inonge Wina is today expected to grace this year’s Kulamba traditional ceremony of the Chewa people of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia at Mkaika Chewa headquarters in Katete District of Eastern Province.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo said various ministers were also expected to attend the ceremony.
He said that President Edgar Lungu had loved to grace the ceremony but would be busy with other national matters.
Mr Kasolo also said most things were in place for the ceremony which takes place today.
And Mr Kasolo said the ceremony was important as it brings together people of the three countries.
Speaking when Road Transport and Safety Agency(RTSA) paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Chipata yesterday, Mr Kasolo said Kulamba ceremony was a big tourism attraction.
He said there was need to continue the preservation of the traditional ceremonies such as Kulamba.
Mr Kasolo also road accidents involving cyclists have been lessen due to the sensitisation by RTSA and other agencies.
He said previously, Chipata which was now a city was recording a number of accidents involving cyclists.
“Let me say that road accidents have reduced due to the sensitisation on the cyclists by RTSA.I think the sensitisation must continue,”Mr Kasolo said.
Mr Kasolo said Government was also spending a lot of millions of dollars to build the roads.
And RTSA Deputy Director Road Transport Rodgers Nkandu said RTSA shall do vigorously campaigns to various road users.
Mr Nkandu said one of the campaigns was a road show which was sending good messages to people.