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New Chief Mwaulambia installed

People of Bulambia Songwe and Kaseghe in Chitipa, who were ‘orphaned’ after the death of Senior Chief Mwaulambia three years ago, can now smile following the installation of a new Chief Mwaulambia.

Born on December 28, 1968, Godwin Nyondo, a former primary school teacher, was on Monday installed Chief Mwaulambia by Chitipa District Commissioner, Grace Chirwa, at a colourful ceremony held at Nkhangwa Primary School.

Chirwa said government realises and appreciates the important role chiefs play in enhancing socioeconomic development of the country.

She observed that chiefs, who wield a lot of influence among their subjects, are paramount in championing development in their areas.

Said Chirwa: “Chiefs play an enormous role in complementing government efforts in implementation of development programmes designed to promote the welfare of its citizens.”

Chirwa then asked the new chief to support government development programmes in his area.

The DC also advised the Chief to settle any form of disputes with the highest degree of impartiality.

Said Chirwa: “A leader who is trusted and respected by his subjects is the one who is very fair in settling disputes and other differences among his subjects.”

She warned the Chief against meddling in politics, arguing the tendency creates division among subjects which is detrimental to development.

Paramount Chief Kyungu said he was impressed that people of Bulambia now have a leader.

Kyungu described the wrangles over chieftaincy between the Wimbe royal family, where Redison Nyondo (Senior Chief Mwaulambia) came from and the Samphala where the new leader comes from as worrisome.

Said Kyungu: “It was worrisome that people from only two royal families could fail to settle for one legitimate ruler and chose to engage in wrangles that hatched disunity among the people.”

Members from Wimbe royal family, who did not attend the ceremony, protested against the selection of Godwin Nyondo to be Chief Mwaulambia.

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