Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has expressed concern over the rising number of chieftaincy wrangles that the ministry is currently registering.
The minister raised the concern Wednesday in Mangochi during the installation of Traditional Authority Katuli at a function that was held at the TA’s Headquarters.
Nankhumwa said his ministry had recently registered a number of chieftaincy wrangles which he said occurred due to issues of succession.
“It is a pity that we are having situations where succession processes are taking a lot of time just because some of the members of the royal families fight and drag each other to court over who should be the successor,” explained Nankhumwa.
The minister commended the clan for the newly installed Katuli for a peaceful succession ceremony.
“I congratulate T.A. Katuli’s clan for the peaceful succession ceremony. When wrangles surround succession, people suffer a great blow as development projects are always delayed,” said Nankhumwa.
He further urged members of other chieftaincy clans across the country to emulate the good gesture shown by the Katuli Clan.
Paramount Chief Kawinga, who also graced the Katuli’s installation as T.A, joined the minister in commending the Katuli Clan, saying succession of chieftaincy ought to always be straight and that short cuts would always be retrogressive.
The newly installed Katuli was born Kandulu Hassan Daudi on 4th October, 1970.
Before his succession to the position of T.A. following the demise of his predecessor, the new T.A. was Senior Group Village Head Mtelera.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :