Sata urges Ngonis to turn their warrior instinct to assault poverty

President Michael Sata has urged the Ngoni people of Eastern Province to turn their warrior instinct into a massive assault of poverty.Speaking in a speech read for him by Finance Minister, Alexander Chikwanda, at the Nc’wala annual traditional ceremony in Chipata today, President Sata observed that the Ngoni people are hard working and capable of fighting poverty among the local people.
He said in the history of African people, the gallant and heroic action of the Ngoni ancestor, Shaka Zulu stands out as the most galling resistance to foreign domination.Mr Sata said Zambia has a large chunk of land with rich soils and in almost all the years with good rainfall which can be a renewable resource if well looked after.Mr Sata said the ceremony has significance for the Ngoni people as it cements their ancestral connections and spurs them to perform many feats in several spheres of life.