Chief Luchembe of the Bemba people in Kanchibiya District of Muchinga Province, has been put to rest.
And the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions -ZCTU- in Muchinga Province has described late Chief Luchembe as a committed servant of the people who served with humility.
Chief Luchembe died on Tuesday 15th June 2021 in Lusaka and his remains were flown to Kanchibiya yesterday.
The secret burial of the chief took place in the early hours of today and was attended by traditionalists and close family members.
Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Davison Mulenga who represented Government said the late Chief Luchembe contributed greatly to the development of Luchembe Chiefdom in particular and the country at large.
He added that Government recognises the role traditional leaders play in governance and national development.
And Patriotic Front -PF- Member of Central Committee Catherine Chama said the late traditional leader will be remembered for his passion to fight early child marriages in the District.
Ms. Chama said Chief Luchembe was a hardworking traditional leader whose works will forever be treasured in the district and province at large.
Meanwhile PF Aspiring Candidate Sunday Chanda has described Chief Luchembe as a down to earth man who was committed to see to it that Kanchibiya District is developed.
The late Chief whose birth names are Clement Chibesa Ng’andu was born on 31st August 1958 and was installed as Chief Luchembe on 30th April 2011.
Bemba Royal Establishment spokesperson James Mulenga said the late chief died in Lusaka after succumbing to COVID -19.
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