President Edgar Lungu has challenged traditional leaders across the country to denounce tribalism and instead foster peace in their various chiefdoms.
President Lungu says rather than fighting one another in a country that has always been admired for its peace and oneness, the country, through its leadership who include the traditional leadership in the country, should endevour to foster peace and unity.
The President was reacting to the tribal misunderstanding that occurred in North-western Province with regards to the delimitation exercise initiated in the region.
The Head of State has also encouraged all Zambians to pray for the country, adding that he was determined to foster unity among all Church groups and will endevour to do so.
ZANIS reports that President Lungu was speaking upon arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International airport in Ndola District, on the Copperbelt Province.
The President is in the Province for a two day working visit, were he is expect to engage in a series of engagements.
President Lungu arrived in Ndola district on the Copperbelt Province at about 16: 01 hours aboard the Zambia Airforce (ZAF) plane.
While in the Province, The Head of State will tomorrow Saturday July 20, 2019 take part in an early morning aerobics exercise, and later officiate at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church programme in Kitwe.
In the evening, the President will attend a fundraising dinner organised by the Partners of Works.
Mr Lungu is accompanied by his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Issac Chipampe, and Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe,
He was welcomed by Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe, Copperbelt Province Patriotic Front (PF) Provincial Chairman Nathan Chanda, Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu and other Senior government and party officials.
And Copperbelt PF Chairman Nathan Chanda has commended President Lungu for appointing Ndola Central Member of Parliament Emmanuel Mulenga as Minister of Youth and Sports.
Mr Chanda noted that the party in the province is elated, adding that the Province is proud to produce yet another MP.
And Mr Chanda has assured the President that the party is intacked in the province, revealing that that they have been conducting peaceful elections ahead of the Lubwa by elections slated for July 30th, 2019.
Meanwhile, Provincial Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe has thanked President Lungu for taking time to visit the region once again, adding that him agreeing to grace the Church programme for the Seventh Day Adventist Church is testimony towards the commitment he has to uphold peace and unity in the country.