Government has stated the need for speedy resolution to Traditional Authority boundary wrangles that have rocked Chikwawa district.
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said this in the district during a coronation of Gideon Kuleti as Sub T/A Ndakwera at a function which took place at Ndakwera Primary School.
Nankhumwa said it was worrisome to note that chiefs in the district quarreled over boundary issues and has since pleaded with them to solve the problems of this kind amicably.
Meanwhile, disagreements over boundaries among Chiefs in Chikwawa have taken a new twist with Chief Maseya threatening to obtain a court injunction restraining Chief Katunga from taking a portion from his area.
Chief Maseya is protesting Paramount Chief Lundu’s ruling that four villages of Mtondeza, Biyason, Matekenya and Paulosi belong to Katunga and yet all along the villages have been under his jurisdiction.
On the coronation event, the minister thanked the families of the chieftaincy for peaceful transition spirit which is lacking in other families.
“We have been hearing and experiencing issues of chieftaincy wrangles for many years, others for almost ten years without coronation, that’s greed, I beg you senior chiefs and paramount chiefs to intervene in these matters other than going to court,” said the Minister.
Nankhumwa also warned against corruption among chiefs during LDF public works programmes.
He said: “You list several names of public works programmes but on the actual ground there are a few people who are working, that’s corruption and the law will take its course besides you losing your throne,”warned the Minister.
The Local Government Minister further called for mutual relationships between T/As and their juniors indicating there has been soar relationships between the T/As and the Group Village Headmen who at times have been removing village heads from their position without proper protocol describing the behavior as unconstitutional.
On his part, Traditional Authority Chapananga thanked Government for the hasty preparation of the arrangement for the installation of the new chief.
Kuleti is the forth chief of Ndakwera area since 1940 and has three wives.