APM warns ‘abusive’ chiefs: Elevates Ngolongoliwa to Senior Chief

President Peter Mutharika says patriotism and integrity are the most important pillars that could enable chiefs in the country to discharge their duties effectively.

President Mutharika crowning Chief Ngolongoliwa during the function.Pic Francis Mphweya-MANA

President Mutharika crowning Chief Ngolongoliwa during the function.Pic Francis Mphweya-MANA

The Akafula or the Bathwa commonly known as the Namasemwanis in the Lomwe belt leading the procession during the event.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA

The Akafula or the Bathwa commonly known as the Namasemwanis in the Lomwe belt leading the procession during the event.Pic-Francis Mphweya-MANA

Mutharika said this on Saturday at Thyolo Community Centre ground at an elevation ceremony of Laelo Costa Juma from Traditional Authority to Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa.

He said without patriotism and integrity, chiefs cannot discharge their duties as expected and as a result they can easily be subjected to favouritism and other corrupt practices.

“As chiefs, you need not to favour one side and discriminate against the other subjects. You need to ensure that they are all loved and protected,” he said adding, “You need not to abuse your people by among other things grabbing their land and threatening them.”

Mutharika then promised to discipline all chiefs who would be reported and found abusing their powers.

“This is my final warning to all chiefs who are abusing their subjects in one way or the other. I have reports that some of you are threatening your subjects and abusing them. Please stop because if you cannot, then you will have to be relieved from your duties,” warned Mutharika.

He then described the newly elevated Chief Ngolongoliwa as a strong and hardworking.

“Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa is hard working and has a strong spirit. He has been with us all this while. Apart from that, he is a reliable asset in as far as spearheading developmental projects such as Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme (DAHSP) and Local Development Fund related projects are concerned. I am therefore urging all chiefs in the country to emulate the spirit,” added Mutharika.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa commended President Mutharika for elevating Ngolongoliwa saying the gesture symbolizes that the President understands the importance of chiefs in the development of the country.

In his remarks, Senior Chief Lukwa observed the need for all cultures in the country to start promoting their traditions and values by strengthening their various heritages as this could be a source of revenue.

“The heritages such as Mulhako wa Alhomwe can be a source of revenue to the country apart from preserving different cultures.

“This can be facilitated through the Ministry of Information and Tourism. We need therefore to work hand in hand for us to achieve this,” said Lukwa.

Lukwa therefore asked the president to consider constructing a better house; court room and an office for Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa that would enable him discharge his duties as a chief effectively and comfortably.

According to Philip Ngoliwa who is a family relation to the chief, Juma was elevated to Sub T/A in 2010 before he ascended to full T/A on 8 August 2014. On December 22, 2015, he was elevated to the current position.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Muhamed Swalalah Waleh Allahandulillah Wasalaam
Guest

Come October he will be made paramount chief Ngongoliwa……….zimenezi tipanga Ku nsonkhano WA mulhakho kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Ntaba H
Guest
Ntaba H
7 months 6 days ago

Useless

Mwawi mwasanga
Guest
Mwawi mwasanga
7 months 6 days ago

That’s OK, we need a new Paramount chief.

pyola
Guest
pyola
7 months 7 days ago

Zikuonekeratu kuti Ngongoliwa akhala mwene wa a mwene ndithu.

john phiri
Guest
john phiri
7 months 7 days ago

anzako akugawa chimanga iwe uli busy ndi akafula

pexy
Guest
pexy
7 months 7 days ago

Osasiyila minister bwanji, zomwezi mpaka president?

lets take our country back
Guest
lets take our country back
7 months 7 days ago

Tsono mwasiyana bwanji ndi Joyce Banda???? Business as usual a waste of money and resources. Screwed up priorities agalu inu

Super Traditional Authority
Guest
Super Traditional Authority
7 months 7 days ago

Listening to the history of this Chiettaincy it is quite clear that this was created by the Mutharika family……5 years from GVH to Senior Chief……..shortly he will be elevated to Paramount Chief…….watch this space. Without any sense of guilt APM thinly unveiled that he was rewarding this Chief for being with him the period he was outside Government.

thinktankmalawi
Guest
thinktankmalawi
7 months 7 days ago

Za zzzzzz. Basi imeneyo ndiye kukhala ntchito ya prez…..administering coronations

wpDiscuz