Honourable Deputy Minister of Local Government Halima Daud on Thursday said government is committed to reduce chieftaincy wrangles among royal families by crowning right heirs to the throne.
She said this during elevation ceremony of Sub Traditional Authority (T/A) Namasoko and Group Village Head (GVH) Nyambalo to T/A Namasoko and Sub T/A Nyambalo respectively at Naminjiwa Community College in Phalombe.
Daud said government is dedicated to address the welfare of chiefs and as such will construct proper housing for Sub to Paramount Chiefs in the country.
“The Tonse Alliance Government is working to raise chiefs’ honoraria, build proper houses for them and also put the traditional leaders on health insurance.
“However, chiefs should lead an exemplary life by desisting from corruption so that they remain custodians of culture, peace and security. Chiefs should also refrain from active politics and concentrate on developmental issues,” she advised.
Speaking during the ceremony, both Member of Parliament for Phalombe South and Senior Chief Nkhulambe hailed government for elevating the chiefs.
They applauded government for their interest to promote chiefs’ welfare.