Chitotela launches Lala, Bemba books to promote local Tourism
Tourism and Arts Minister Ronald Chitotela has launched two books authored in vernacular aimed at promoting local tourism to local tourists with President Edgar Lungu being the first to get a copy.
Mr Chitotela says the book authored in Lala by Lala Kalindula Musician and Diplomat at the Zambian Mission in India, Bangwe Naviley has impressed President Lungu as it will market the Lala sanctity to locals beyond Chitambo, Serenje, Mkushi and Luano Districts of Central Province.
He says Mr Bangwe’s book, Kwilala Ukwelele Icitala, is unique as it highlights the history of the Lala people that originated from Katanga Region and how their way of life has been affected by urbanization and technology.
Mr Chitotela is also happy with Andrew Chibwe Mpundu, a former Diplomat at the Zambian Mission in India currently working as an Accountant at the Ministry of Transport and Communications, who has authored a book in Bemba titled Ico Utemenwe Ecikosha Imbafu.
Mr Chitotela says Mr Mpundu’s book contributes greatly to the preservation of local knowledge for the benefit of generations to come.
Speaking earlier, Lala Kalindula Musician and Diplomat at the Zambian Mission in India, mr Bangwe says resources from the book will help in the completion of three schools in Serenje’s Mailo, Chisomo and Chibale Chiefdoms.
Mr Bangwe says the three schools will be opened ceremoniously in the first week of November with funding from his Kolwe Akota Album and Umutekatima Book which profiled President Edgar Lungu.