The Nkoya Royal Council called for the setting up of a Commission of Inquiry under the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to find a lasting solution to the tribal disputes in Western Province.

Speaking during a media briefing in Lusaka today, Nkoya Royal Council Chairman Edwin Nkomesha accused the Lozis of sidelining other ethnic groups in the province.

He noted that even the distribution of development projects in the province are unbalanced as areas occupied by other ethnic groups still have old colonial buildings.

Mr Nkomeshya said anarchy in the province is at the verge of taking center stage if tribal disputes continue to be entertained.

Meanwhile, the Kazanga Kabompo Traditional Ceremony has been scheduled for June 1st and 2nd.

The ceremony which is celebrated by the Nkoya people of North Western Province under Mweene Kangombe will be held in Kabompo district.

About Kr 100,000 will be required for the hosting of the ceremony.

[Read 18 times, 1 reads today]
Loading...

16 COMMENTS

  1. Unfortunately Commission of inquiry reports are not acceptable, therefore U asking for something unattainable…

    0

    0
  2. How about a commission of inquiry to probe tribal hegemony/appointments at the national level by Sata’s PF administration?

    0

    0
  3. Nkoyas enjoy to be divided and ruled! which Lozis is Mr Nkomesha referring to? For all is there, there is no ethinic grouping in Barotseland called Rotse or Lozi as it were now! Lozi is a linga franca just like there is Nyanja in West Nyasa, Eastern Province. There is no ethinic grouping called Nyanja. The royal clan in Liondo (Bulozi)
    may, in the main, be classified as Lui. However, the Lui themselves assumed diverse dilects as they spread into the diaspora and other surrounding places away from the main plain and sub-plains. So, which Lozi grouping is Mr Nkomesha referring to? The Nkoya royalties themselves are traceable to the Lui. Bulizi is a nation. Is Mr Nkomesha telling us now that Nkoyas arenot part of Barotseland and they arenot Lozis as such? Mr Nkomesha is hereby challenged.

    0

    0
  4. Who are these Lozis this Nkomeshya guy is so obsessed with? Does he mean the 32 othet tribes who are not Nkoya? Lozi is not a tribe for God’s sake! Nkomeshya stop misleading people. The Litunga himself is Luyana/Luyi. Hence his mother tongue is Siluyana. Silozi is a Sesotho dialect brought into Western Province by the Makololo. So my dear be specific about which tribe your Nkoya have some beef with. I am a Subiya and Silozi is my mother tongue and I have no fcuking beef with any Nkoya let alone any tribe that make up the Malozi.

    0

    0
  5. Many a time in this country the people who always talk about tribalism are usually the ones practicing the vice and Nkomensya is one such guy. He must tell us the the specific tribe that is side lining Nkoyas in Barosteland. I am Kwangwa from Ushaa myself but my parents who are perceived by Nkomenshya to be Lozis, are settled very peacefully in Munkuye area of Kaoma. Nkomenshya the former supervisor of Cleaners at Lusaka Inter City Bus Terminus is making noise as a way of seeking recognition. Take a good example from prominent Nkoyas such as Mr. Mulubisha. Infact Nkomenhya’s stupid utterances are the ones that will divide the people of Barotseland.

    0

    0
  6. The man has also complained about unbalanced development in the province. Is this true or false? Why don’t the Nkoyas have only one Kazanga ceremony? If I am not mistaken there is also a Kazanga ceremony which takes place in Kaoma. Is this a sign of disunity or selfishness on the part of some chiefs?

    0

    0
  7. Nkomeshya is in dire need of funds. The remainder of the Kr100,000 which he and his clique had obtained from State House in April last year has been exhausted hence these unreasonable tribal outbursts. Lozi is not a tribe but a lingua franca used by all the 33 tribes found in Barotseland. He is just just soliciting for funds to pay off the people whom he did not pay after holding the so-called Nkoya National Council on 12/4/2012 at Mangongi in the Chilombo area 4 kilometres from the Kaoma Boma. He only paid three chiefs at the Marks Villa Guest House in Kaoma where he had made a base for the installation of Chief Mwenemutondo as “Senior Chief” by Chief Mwene Kangombe of North Western Province. Only a fool will give him funding because the tribal division strategy he is using won’t…

    0

    0
  8. i am nyengo, just like a nkoya. i shudder to imagine that i am not lozi, because this is just a general reference.

    knomeshya wants leverage to try to sideline tribes settled in kaoma, like the many nyengos in kalumwange all the way to tateyoyo, the mbundas and subiyas, aluyis etc.

    and nkomeshya should own up, and tell the nation who sir mwanawina was?

    oh please spare us the trash for once.

    c u at the kazanga ceremony because as a nyenog, i feel very much part of it

    0

    0
  9. Edwin, let the real Nkoya men of substance lead the esteemed Nkoya Royal Establishment not you. You are divisive because you are hungry for 30 pieces of silver. Are you not the one who almost entered into a high profile function in Lusaka a few years back with a forbidden weapon along Leopards Road and you embarrassed the MMD leadership that was invited at that function because of your arrogance? Do not think we do not know you and your dirty works.

    0

    0
  10. This is great news, the wise from the eastern province have seen this. All tribes in the western province need to be heard. Blessing

    0

    0
    • Nobody is stopping anyone from been heard. Most of the Lozi commentators on this thread only have one problem with Nkomeshya. This is his weird belief that there’s a ‘tribal’ conflict between his Nkoya tribe and the ‘Lozi tribe’. Now members of the tribes that constitute the Malozi or Barotse are saying Lozis are not ‘a tribe’ but more or less an almagmation of tribes or what some historians like Gluckman have called a ‘Nation’. No one has stopped any tribe from been heard. If anything it is the Nkoyas who are always in the news. We have not heard anything from the Subiya or Totela for example. It is always the Nkoya.

      0

      0
  11. My prayer is that one day whether in my life time or not, the chiefdoms extinct togather with their demonic ceremonies from the face of Zambia forever.Which culture can u Zambians boast of?When even Chines’ culture has become rife. Shame !

    0

    0
  12. LOL ,u look at the so called traditional dressing by these irrelavant leaders all that hits yo mind are imaginations of argents of slave traders during those dark years. Whatever fits us we must just follow .Chiefs just pepertuate tribalism.

    0

    0
  13. Uncle Nkomeshya is right. Those who are against what he has said are tribalists. This is the reason we want to see Kafue Province established.

    0

    0

Comments are closed.