Tonga Chief stranded

Chief Ufwenuka of the Tonga people in Monze District is renting a small staff house at Charles Lwanga Teacher’s Training College due to the non availability of a palace to house him in his chiefdom.

Monze District Commissioner Emerson Machila disclosed this to ZANIS in Livingstone today that the Tonga Chief had no palace in his chiefdom hence the development.

The District Commissioner noted that the development was a sad one noting that the chief who is the owner of the chiefdom was homeless.

He appealed to government to consider putting up an official residence within the chiefdom.

Mr. Machila said Chief Ufwenuka’s predecessors used their family houses which have remained for the respective families after passing on.

“Each chief has had his own house where the families continue to live after a chief dies, making it difficult for the next chief to inherit the house,” he stressed.

He however disclosed that the chief’s subjects have embarked on a project to mould bricks for the construction of the chief’s house and appealed to government and well-wishers to come to the Chief’s aid.

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