PRESIDENT Michael Sata yesterday held a meeting with 26 chiefs from the newly-created Muchinga Province in his continued efforts to embrace all interest groups in national development.
The traditional leaders arrived at State House around 14:20 hours in the company of Muchinga Province Minister Charles Banda.
President Sata was accompanied to the meeting by Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkandu Luo and his Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah.
The traditional leaders from Mpika District were Senior Chief Kopa, Chief Chikwanda, Chief Kabinga, Chief Luchembe, Chief Mpepo, Chief Mpumba, Chief Mukungule and Chief Nabwalya.
Those from Chinsali District were Chief Chibesakunda, Chief Kabanda, Chief Mukwikile, Chief Nkweto, Chief Mubanga and Chief Chewe.
From Isoka District, there were Chief Kafwimbi and Chief Katyetye. Those from Chama district included Senior Chief Kambombo, Chief Mulilo, Chief Lundu, Chief Tembwe, Chief Chikwa and Chief Chifunda.
The traditional leaders from newly created Mafinga District were Chief Mwenewisi, Chief Mwenechifungwe and Chief Muyombe while from Nakonde District there was Chieftainess Nawaitwika.
Before the meeting commenced, President Sata shared a light moment with the chiefs and led them a for group picture.