23 February 2013

Zambia: All Set for Nc'wala

ALL is set for this year's Nc'wala traditional ceremony at Mtenguleni main arena in the outskirts of Chipata today.

President Michael Sata has delegated Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda to represent him at this year's ceremony.

This would be the second traditional ceremony which the Patriotic Front(PF) Government would be gracing.

The paramount chief is expected to dress in Ngoni regalia and start the one kilometre walk with 'Impis' (warriors) to the main arena.

Paramount Chief Mpezeni on Thursday moved from his base in Emphendukeni Palace to the traditional dormitory known as 'Laweni' at Kampala Village.

Meanwhile, Chief Mpezeni has paid tribute to the corporate world for supporting the hosting of traditional ceremonies in the country.

The traditional leader said this yesterday when he received a delegation from Zambian Breweries and National Breweries at his Laweni dormitory.

He said the business community has been instrumental in supporting traditional establishments to host various traditional ceremonies.

He said Zambian Breweries and National Breweries had supported the hosting of the ceremony from its inception and even during the days when Coca Cola was in the hands of Zambia Bottlers.

Zambia Breweries corporate affairs specialist Japhet Banda said his firm and National Breweries had partnered in donating cases of various types of beverages to help the traditional establishment host the Nc'wala traditional ceremony successfully.

He said the delegation, which was led by Zambia Breweries marketing execution manager Bismark Moono, was grateful to the Ngoni Royal Establishment.

A total of 30 companies are supporting the commemoration of the Nc'wala ceremony this year.

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