Sata cautions chiefs
President MICHAEL SATA has warned chief Nzamane and Madzimawe of Eastern province to stop undermining paramount chief Mpezeni.
The president says the paramount chief has a right to speak on any topical issue affecting the nation.
The president says the two subordinate Ngoni chiefs are questioning and threatening paramount chief Mpezeni over his statement he made on removing the immunity of former president RUPIAH BANDA.
And Mr. SATA said government has not issued any statement on the lifting of Mr. BANDA'S immunity but that the public have a right to express their opinion on the matter.
The president has warned the two traditional leaders that he has authority to dethrone them in accordance with the laws of Zambia if they continue undermining paramount chief Mpezeni.
The president said he has since ordered the police to give paramount chief Mpezeni maximum protection.
Mr. SATA was speaking at state house after swearing in seven ambassadors and a deputy minister.
Meanwhile President MICHAEL SATA has directed Zambian diplomats to exhibit exemplary behavior in various missions they are serving.
The president said all Zambian diplomats abroad are supposed to get loans from Zambia and NOT from the country they are accredited.
He said all diplomats should endeavor NOT to embarrass the nation during their time they are serving abroad.
The president was speaking when he swore in JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA as high commissioner to Tanzania, BOB SAMAKAI as high commissioner to Canada, SUSAN SIKANETA as high commissioner to India, FIDELIS KAPOKA as high commissioner to Democratic republic of Congo and
EDITH MUTALE as ambassador to Sweden.
Others are BILLY MUNYUMBWE as high commissioner to MALAWI, BERT MUSHALA as permanent secretary for the North western province and DOROTHY KAZONGA as deputy minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health.
And President MICHAEL SATA has directed the Minister of Finance and National Planning to help in ensuring that health institutions are well equipped.
The President is not happy that most health centers in the country are in a deplorable state and wants the Minister of Finance to ensure that this development changes.
And the President has directed Ministers NOT to use their gratuities to travel outside the country but tour rural areas to explain what government is doing.
The President was speaking at State House when he swore in DOROTHY KAZONGA and BERT MUSHALA as Deputy Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Development and North Western Province respectively.