Lusambo’s transfer to Lusaka saddens Lamba Chiefs

“We are really saddened that you are leaving us. When you were appointed, all of us were overjoyed because it was the first time since Independence that our own true son of the soil was heading the Province and we saw your true commitment to the province during your stay here. We have never had a Minister like you in this province,”

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Mr Lusambo chatting with the Lamba Chiefs during a luncheon at his house in Ndola
Mr Lusambo chatting with the Lamba Chiefs during a luncheon at his house in Ndola

Traditional leaders on the Copperbelt have expressed sadness over the transfer of former Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo to Lusaka in the same capacity.

Speaking on behalf of all the 15 Chiefs in the province, Chairperson of the Lamba Lima Royal Establishment Senior Chief Chiwala said the traditional leaders would have preferred that Mr Lusambo continues as Copperbelt Minister.

Senior Chief Chiwala however said that the Chiefs welcome President Edgar Lungu’s decision to appoint Mr Lusambo as Lusaka Province Minister saying the appointment demonstrates the confidence the Head of State has in the Kabushi lawmaker.

Senior Chief Chiwala was speaking during a luncheon hosted by Mr Lusambo at his Ndola residence on Sunday.

“We are really saddened that you are leaving us. When you were appointed, all of us were overjoyed because it was the first time since Independence that our own true son of the soil was heading the Province and we saw your true commitment to the province during your stay here. We have never had a Minister like you in this province,” Senior Chief Chiwala said.
He added, “However, we are still happy that you are moving to Lusaka to manage the number one province in the nation and we are elated that the President has recognised your leadership qualities and taken you to Lusaka.”

Senior Chief Chiwala said the Royal Establishment was happy that Mr Lusambo managed to unify all the Chiefs in the Province.

“The unity we have seen in this Province since you arrived is something wonderful. You worked tirelessly to unify all of us and fostered development in our province. Truly you are a son of the soil because your commitment spoke for itself,” he said.

Senior Chief Chiwala along with all the Chiefs took time to bless Mr Lusambo and wished him success as he starts his new tour of duty as Lusaka Province Minister.

“Go well our son and work for the nation. You did very well here although we are aware that some of your detractors here on the Copperbelt worked so hard to fight you and created a lot of lies but God will continue to shield you from your enemies as you go to Lusaka,” he said.

And Mr Lusambo thanked the traditional leaders for the wise counsel and support he received when he served as Minister for Copperbelt.

“I am highly indebted to you my Fathers and Mothers here for the wisdom you shared during my stay here. Remember, i am not going away, this is my village and from time to time i shall be calling on you for advice,” Mr Lusambo said.

Some political observers on the Copperbelt have credited Mr Lusambo for the resurgence of the ruling PF which saw the party scoop a Local Government seat in a by-election in Mpongwe’s Fungulwe area, a constituency held by the opposition UPND.

Mr Lusambo greets Senior Chief Chiwala after the end of the luncheon with Lamba Chiefs
Mr Lusambo greets Senior Chief Chiwala after the end of the luncheon with Lamba Chiefs
Mr Lusambo posing for a group photo with the Lamba Chiefs after the end of the luncheon held at his residence in Ndola
Mr Lusambo posing for a group photo with the Lamba Chiefs after the end of the luncheon held at his residence in Ndola
Senior Chief Chiwala (in white shirt) spoke on behalf of the Lamba Chiefs who gathered for a luncheon at Mr Lusambo's residence
Senior Chief Chiwala (in white shirt) spoke on behalf of the Lamba Chiefs who gathered for a luncheon at Mr Lusambo’s residence
Some Chiefs enjoying a light moment during the luncheon
Some Chiefs enjoying a light moment during the luncheon
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21 COMMENTS

    • You want to win a zambian, just buy them beer. With beer a Zambian can love you. I have seen it with my eyes when I bought some chibuku for some boys and the following day I passed by. I tell you the respect they showed as if I bought them a car or air ticket to Dubai.

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    • Tribalism will never end in Zambia. Saddened for him moving to Lusaka? Guess these chiefs forgot we are ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION. Actually, Lusambo did the opposite. He should have gone to them than him calling them to his house. Ukulaya you go to the Elders. Lambas have no morals then.

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  1. Please Ba Hon. Lusambo you are what you wear! A short in the presence of Imfumu? That you hosted them at your home doesn’t matter. Even ba Jerabo dressed appropriately in the presence of ECL ku State House.

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  2. “We are really saddened that you are leaving us. When you were appointed, all of us were overjoyed because it was the first time since Independence that our own true son of the soil was heading the Province and we saw your true commitment to the province during your stay here. We have never had a Minister like you in this province,” Senior Chief Chiwala said………..just these words “our own true son of the soil ” keep ringing in my head!!!!! what kind of talk is this???? I rest my case…posterity will judge all of us eventually.

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  3. Look at that Senior Chief Chiwala showing of his car keys everywhere…your free lunch and corrupt paymaster is going stealing and giving you handouts!!

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  4. Good luck to you Bowman. Be mindful that not all can be for you. You are a mentor to the upcoming hardworking youths. We had other Lamba giants like Lupunga and Mpombo who I wonder why they are so quiet. Secondly I hope the companies in the Lambaland are taking care of the residents in one way or the other.

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  5. If the man can work well let the rest of the country benefit from his talents. KK never posted people to areas where they came from. This was meant to foster national unity.

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  6. This Chief Chiwala is a tribalist and a coward…
    How does a chief of the people use that kind of language… ‘ one of our own true son of the soil…’
    This is stupid and the government should condemn this Kamalasha Tribal Chief…

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  7. They should hve done the same to Levy when he saved in Chifubu, Gabriel Namulambe,Gladys Lundwe,Mpombo,e.t.c

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  8. Two beautiful Chieftenesses.

    I like the smile and the structure (which I normally call infrastructure). What is the name of the Chieftenness?

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  9. Follow him to Lusaka why you sad you don’t know Lusaka is part of Zambia. And he can come and see you whenever you call upon him. Chiefs …………

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