New Monze Town Council Secretary Frank Kalenga has called on Traditional Leaders in the District to involve the local authority in their development plans so as to have a coordinated development of the district.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Chief Hamusonde of Bweengwa, Mr. Kalenga , said Traditional Leaders are key to the development process of the District as they are the owners of both the land and the people.

Mr. Kalenga said no development will take place without the input of traditional leaders in the District and that he was paying a courtesy call to reintroduce himself to the Chiefdom and seek the Traditional Leader’s blessings.

He explained that development is a process that requires the input of all stakeholders and that the new dawn government wants to bring investors to help with the creation of employment for the residents of Monze.

And Chief Hamusonde said he was humbled by the gesture of the new Council Secretary saying very few Council Secretaries realize that Traditional Leaders play a critical role in the development process of any District.

He said it important for government structures to work with existing development structures such as Traditional Leaderships as that helps to tackle the real challenges affecting the people.