Sinda’s Kasangazi PF councillor accused of stealing teachers’ houses construction materials
By Staff Reporter
A senior government official in Sinda district of the Eastern Province says the six-month ultimatum that chief Kathumba of the Chewa-speaking people issued against the subjects of chieftainess Nyanje of the Nsengas to vacate the chiefdom should not be complicated further for peace’s sake.
District commissioner Paradious Sakala told journalists in Sinda that the two traditional rulers were enjoying a peaceful relationship and dismissed reports that they were sworn enemies following the reported vacation order against the Nsengas by the Chewa traditional leader.
“The chiefs are not enemies but that their subjects are the ones creating tension and differences between the two chiefs,” Sakala said. “As government we have taken up the matter and it’s an inside matter which we will resolve amicably very soon, and we assure the people between the two chiefdoms to remain calm as soon the wrangles will come to an end.”
He called on subjects in the two chiefdoms to desist from giving out wrong information relating to the said chiefdom wrangles.
And Sakala said the matter in which ruling PF Kasangazi ward councillor Jonathan Phiri is alleged to have stolen materials meant for the construction of teachers’ houses at Mkwinda Primary School was being handled by the local council.
He expressed disappointment that people instructed to implement the government’s development agenda were the ones in the forefront frustrating it.
“I am waiting for the Council to see which action they will take in disciplining the civic leader as this matter is in the hands of the Council,” said Sakala.