THE 2019 N’Cwala traditional ceremony will focus on among other things, attracting both local and international investors, says the ceremony’s national organising committee chairperson, Mkwindi Sakala.
Ms. Sakala said Chipata city as among the highest food producers in the country thereby providing opportunities for investment.
She was speaking yesterday in Lusaka at the handover ceremony of K25, 000 to the N’cwala 2019 ceremony by Madison group of companies.
“Chipata as you know was declared a city two years ago and a lot has been happening since and ceremony is especially a showcase for us to attract as many investors a possible to invest in the Eastern Province. We are ensured with a lot of natural resources: minerals and agriculture,” she said.
Ms. Sakala said the Prince from Kwazulu Natal of South Africa would arrive in Zambia today to attend the ceremony.
“This year the Nc’wala ceremony is special to us because it is the first time ever that we are having visitors of the Zulu family from Kwazulu Natal so everybody is excited, Chipata is busy,” she said.
And Madison group of companies representative, Agnes Chakonta said the ceremony was an Excellent opportunities to explore and celebrate the value of the Zambian roots.
Ms Chakonta, who is Madison life insurance company managing director, said the group’s donation underscored its long-term commitment to the preservation of the Zambian culture.
She said it was the hope of the group that the donation would go some way in assisting with the hosting of the ceremony.
“We have supported the N’Cwala traditional ceremony in various ways because for us showcasing and celebrating Zambia’s rich history and culture has become a part of our corporate social responsibility framework,” she said.