Group Chief Katukumala of Area 21 (Chilinde) in in the Lilongwe City Southeast constituency which is under the Traditional Authority Tsabango has been installed as Senior Group Chief at a colourful ceremony that was held at Chilinde Primary School grounds. Senior Group Chief Katukumala who is also a well known businessman in the area became the Group chief following the death of Chief Mukhondia a year ago.
Speaking at the function, the Democratic Progressive Party, Member of Parliament of the area Mr Namasasu asked the Chief not to be involved in partisan politics but to work with Government of the day. He urged him to treat the constituents equally despite the fact that they belong to different political parties. Concurring with the Member of Parliament the representative of Chewa Heritage said the meddling into politics by a chief degrade his integrity and oftenly lose respect when there is a change of Government.
Mr Katukumala who is a brother to the new Senior Group Chief and represented the family said they were thankful to T/A Tsabango for the installation of their family member as Senior Group Chief. He then said that as a family they would make sure that they give proper advice to the newly installed Chief so that he continues to work with impartiality and as required.
The ceremony was graced by the representative of Traditional Authority Tsabango, the DPP Member of Parliament of the area as well as the representatives of Chewa heritage. The ceremony was done following Chewa traditions with Chisamba as a main traditional dance among several entertainment activities.