Times of Zambia
CHIEF Mbang’ombe of the Chewa speaking people of Katete District has urged people attending this year’s Kulamba traditional ceremony to refrain from abusing alcohol during this year’s ceremony.
The traditional ruler said it had now become a trend for many youths to drink beer during the ceremony.
In an interview in Chipata, Chief Mbang’ombe urged the people attending this year’s Kulamba to respect the traditional ceremony and avoid the abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs during the ceremony.
He said many people who take took alcohol at the ceremony ended up misbehaving and afoul with the law.
The chief urged the youth to seek to understand the meaning of the traditional ceremony so that it remains relevant to their lives.
“We are urging everyone, especially the youth, to respect the proceedings of Kulamba traditional ceremony at the main arena.
“We want them to learn how the ceremony is conducted so that they pass it on to the future generations,” he said.
Chief Mbang’ombe also advised motorists using the Great East Road on the day of the ceremony to drive carefully to avoid road traffic accidents.
He also said the Kulamba organising committee had put up stringent security measures to ensure that the ceremony was held in a peaceful atmosphere.