Mzimba district commissioner (DC)Thomas Chirwa says he will recommend Traditional Authority (T/A) Khosolo of Mzimba for promotion to senior chief, saying he has proved to be development-conscious and hardworking.
Speaking at function in the district on Thursday, the DC said organisations prefer working in areas where the community embraces projects and traditional leaders are actively involved in development.
Chirwa hailed the chief for mobilising his juniors and subjects to contribute resources for projects, a development which has seen development flourishing in his area.
He said Mmbelwa District Council, too, is impressed with the chief’s interest in development .
“He is one of the hardworking chiefs in the district. This is why organisations are coming to work in the area. The chief is always in the forefront mobilising his juniors and communities to participate in development,” said Chirwa.
T/A Khosolo said community leaders need to be in the forefront if the community is to be actively involved in development projects.
Mzimba district ActionAid coordinator Wongani Mugaba, whose organisation works in the chief’s area, also spoke highly of the chief.
He said each time his organisation has some challenges with projects being implemented in the area, the chief has always been involved to ensure there is progress. n