President Hakainde Hichilema is on Friday August 12, 2022, expected in Northern Province for a two day working visit.
President Hichilema is also scheduled to grace this year’s Bemba traditional ceremony in Mungwi District on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Provincial Minister Leonard Mbao told Zanis that the Head of State will also officiate at a fundraising luncheon in Kasama on Friday before meeting United Party for National Development Officials.
Mr Mbao said President Hichilema is expected to fly back to Lusaka after the ceremony on Saturday.
Spokesperson of the Bemba Royal Establishment James Mulenga reiterated that traditional ceremonies are non-political functions and no party regalia will be allowed at the venue.