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Government asked to increase funding of Traditional ceremonies

Rural News Government asked to increase funding of Traditional ceremonies

NGONI warriors doing what they know best during 2016 Nc`wala traditional ceremony in Chipata
NGONI warriors doing what they know best during 2016 Nc`wala
traditional ceremony in Chipata

Chief Madzimawe of the Ngoni Speaking People of Eastern Province has appealed to Government to increase grants for traditional ceremonies.

The traditional leader said that the current K5,000 grant that Government releases towards the hosting of big traditional ceremonies such as Nc’wala was minimal.

Chief Madzimawe said that traditional ceremonies such as Nc’wala of the Ngoni, Kuomboka of the Lozi and Kusefya Pang’wena of the Bemba
needed to be well funded by Government.He said this was so because big ceremonies attract a huge number of people who need to be catered for by the organising committees.

Chief Madzimawe also said all was set for Nc’wala traditional ceremony to take place on February 25th at Mtenguleni main arena.
He said part of the organising committee was doing some final touches to the main arena in readiness for the annual showpiece.

He said guest of honour and some invited guests were expected to be announced during the final preparatory meeting to take place at Laweni this Saturday.


  1. We’ll see more clashes between American westernized lifestyle that is spreading across Africa vs. African traditional lifestyle. Where is the relevance of our tradition? Or should we adopt the technological postmodern lifestyle?

  2. its shortsighted of the gov’t to hand out a meagre £500.00 sterling to such Tourist attraction events. That’s how come our Tourism industry is failing. After the Victoria Falls, what else is there for Tourists to do? How do they get a sense of Zambian Culture? Culture is everything….

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