Chiefs not paid since April

Traditional rulers in Luwingu district in the Northern Province have appealed to the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to quickly remit salaries and wages for the months of May and June.

Chief Katuta of the Abena-mukulu in Lupososhi Constituency complained that chiefs in the district have not received their salaries and wages for May and June, making them to become vagabonds in their respective chiefdoms.

The traditional ruler said this when Luwingu District Commissioner, Mambwe Katontoka and district subordinate court magistrate, Davy Simfukwe, paid a courtesy call at his palace yesterday when they went to inspect the newly constructed Katuta local court in the area.

Chief Katuta complained that the delay in paying the chiefs salaries and wages is making them to be looked at as if they are beggars. “Kanshi tule lomba-lomba fyakulya ku Bantu (we are just asking for food from our subjects)” he said.

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