President Edgar Lungu Addressing the congregants at Kabundi Kapisha UCZ Congregation Church in Chingola
President Edgar Lungu Addressing the congregants at Kabundi Kapisha UCZ Congregation Church in Chingola

President Lungu today met representatives of the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) to discuss the process towards the restoration of the Barotse Agreement of 1964.

During a consultative meeting at State House,President Lungu said the 1964 Barotse Agreement must be considered in the light of the current constitution and circumstances that have prevailed over time. The BRE tendered an implementation plan for consideration by the government and expressed their gratitude at the President’s sincerity over the matter.

The two parties agreed that the negotiations on the Barotse Agreement must take place in good faith away from politics so that the process is not marred by the political tensions of the current election campaigns.

Government also undertook to release the Chongwe commission of inquiry report on the 2011 disturbances in Western Province.

‘I do not want to make unrealistic pronouncements for political expedience taking advantage of the current on-going electioneering.I want this process to take its full course after next months’s elections,’ the head of State said.

The 9 member BRE delegation was led by the acting Ngambela Induna Mukulwakashiko while the President was accompanied by Justice Minister Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula,Home Affairs Mr.Davis Mwila,Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr.Joseph Katema, local Government and Housing Minister Mr.Stephen Kampyongo and Western Province Minister Mr. Puniso Njeulu and several technocrats.

Issued by
Amos Chanda
Special Assistant to the President
Press and Public

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Lungu, we all know that you are in panic mode and are doing this to win votes. Our minds are made up. We want change

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    • Peeee…. No one wants change now. Mapenzi a Tonga sacrificed her life in vain. Anyone thinking of dying for HH must think twice before losing their for a person who will never be president. You can see indicators everywhere that HH is losing dearly and you continue to engage in riotous behaviour. The majority in Zambia are for Pf can’t you see that naked truth sure. ?

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    • Ecz have banned campaigns in Lusaka meaning that Mapenzi will burried without political speeches, no political regalia or chanting political songs and slogans. The problem with Upnd as usual will defy this order. Be rest assured that police will be there and are ready to meet you in your grief and disperse that funeral procession should you undermine the order. Unruly people be warned and if you want to take your unlawful behavior at the cemetery be ready to die and be burried the same day.

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    • @Ndobo, what’s wrong with you Lozis and your uncles. You always make us loose elections because they cheat your about to Kuomboka villagers over Balotse agreement, every single election. Where is Akashambatwa, Yeta, Milupi when your chiefs are selling out votes to State house? PF are just dununaning in reverse, they will never go forward.

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  2. Lazy Lazy is too dull to be discussing such delicate and serious matters…please just postpone it to after August or after 5 years!!

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    • @2 Jay Jay, yes has ….”I do not want to make unrealistic pronouncements for political expedience taking advantage of the current on-going electioneering.I want this process to take its full course after next months’s elections,’ the head of State said.

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  3. Police plan to search and arrest GBM tonight

    Police are on their way to surround GBM’s house and later force their way inside and search the house for anything seditious and illegal.

    A reliable source has revealed that police have been instructed to ensure that GBM is detained and later arrested for a charge which will have him in remand or prison for a longer period.

    The PF have resolved that this is the only way to stop him from campaigning as all strategies have failed.

    The source also said this time GBM will be arrested and charged with an unbailable offence so that he is completely out of the race.

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  4. @3 l, dont waste our time, GMB may be something to you but to the rest of Zambians he is a citizen like any other and therefore not above the law. As far as I can remember GBM is not republican president to enjoy immunity from prosecution. Police have been investigating the source of violence and if GBM is implicated in fanning of violence let him face the music. After one of your own Spaka like lilo has indicated that before GBM and others joined UPND, and before HH married Mmembe, the UPND was not known for such levels of violence ( well except in SP). It does not require a rocket scientist therefore to figure out why you are worried about GBM tonight. Blame HH for wrong choice of playmates. Even in families our parents teach us to avoid bad influence. But then, better GBM behind bars…

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  5. …contd…..but then, better GBM than HH behind bars. Isnt that what HH said that he picked GBM as running mate over Canissius because he needed someone who can represent him (HH) behind bars while he campaigned and slept peacefully.

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  6. “…The BRE tendered an implementation plan for consideration by the government and expressed their gratitude at the President’s sincerity over the matter”.

    Gullible! Gullible again! Oh dear… how my people are always cheated and so trusting during election campaigns over and over again shocks the h&ll out of me. The cycle repeats itself over and over, starting with FTJ, RB, Sata and now Lungu. The same hollow, empty promises that are only made during election campaigns time to win cheap votes. Lungu and PF have had 5 years in government to do something about this, what makes them think that his promises now are sincere and he wants the matter discussed after the elections with no guarantee that he will be reelected. Oh please guys you are cleverer than that for you…

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  7. continued…

    Oh please guys you are cleverer than that for you to fall for this cow dung. There is no way Lungu would even dare to release the Chongwe report when it implicates his mentor RB.

    Meanwhile why don’t demand that all those jailed are released now unconditionally, at least that will be some kind of consolation to look for cheap votes. Or are you just interested in filling your own individual pockets with brown envelopes?

    Besides this matter is not a matter of the few corrupt BRE members. The issue was decided and settled by the BNC (or Barotse National Council) which came up with recommendations. It is these recommendations that need to be pursued.

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  8. I hope the opposition in Zambia will concede defeat just like the labor party here in Aussie. Thanks in advance

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  9. Why not stick to the topic at hand instead of discussing issues outside this article? The barotse agreement. Some people are so evil to the extent of trivializing the death of an innocent soul. Don’t bring God’s judgement on yourself.

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  10. We the proud people of Barotse are not blind. We know were to put our VOTE.Forward with HH.

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  11. How do we stop F00ls like Techilema posting unreasonable comments. LT please help. It is evident that there is a vacuum between the two ears of this guy.

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  12. Amos Chanda, tell your Boss, no more pie in the sky!
    No more 90 days!
    Constitutional RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS NOW!!!

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  13. LT, in the name of all things decent, PLEASE moderate comments…..do not allow insults, hate speech, tribal provocations and of late, even mocking the death of Mapenzi. Seems not of all us have a heart for another human being. KK always told us to do unto others as we would love others to do unto us. PLEASE remove insults targeted at our mothers, this is absolutely uncalled for gentlemen!

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