The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has disclosed that Paramount Chief Gawa Undi of the Chewa speaking people of Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique will be guest of honour at this year’s Kuomboka Traditional Ceremony.
BRE Ngambela Nyambe Mwenda disclosed this today when Western Province Minister Richard Kapita and his Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba paid a courtesy call at Saa Kuta in Limulunga Royal Village.
The Ngambela said BRE has decided to invite the traditional leader so as to move away from the trend of inviting politicians to grace the Kuomboka Ceremony as the ceremony brings people from all walks of lives together regardless of their political affiliation.
He added that the establishment is non-partisan hence it will not mix tradition with politics.
Meanwhile, the BRE has appealed to Government to address challenges that Western Province is facing such as lack of development, poor road infrastructure and lack of employment for the youths among others.
The Provincial Minister Richard Kapita has since upheld the BRE for coming up with a decision of inviting the Paramount Chief in order not to politicize the event.
Mr. Kapita said the Kuomboka Ceremony is one of the highly celebrated ceremonies hence it was good that the BRE has decided to do away with inviting politicians so that anyone who wishes to attend the ceremony can do so at their own accord.
The Provincial Minister also mentioned that Government is implementing a lot of programmes such as Women and Youth empowerment, some of which will help create employment for the youths in the province.
He also assured the BRE that government will work on the roads that need attention and will also ensure that the abundant resources that the province has are utilized so that the local people can benefit from them.
The Provincial Minister who is on his familiarization tour of Western Province, held a closed door meeting with the Litunga Lubosi Imwiko the second of the Lozi Speaking people before proceeding to pay a courtesy on Chieftainess Mbuyu Imwiko of Nalolo and Senanga Districts at her summer palace where he pledged government’s support to work with all traditional leaders in the country.
And Chieftainess Mbuyu Imwiko commended government for recording success with the Keep Girls in School project spearheaded by the Ministries of Gender, General Education and Community Development and Social Services.
Great move, please keep out adverting and politicians in all traditional ceremonies. Ministry of Tourism take note!
……..from all ceremonies
Great initiative by the Barotse Royal Establishment, outstanding. Zambians need to start the process of understanding each other, beginning with our traditions.
Progressive thinking. Not other areas where they want their son to grace the ceremony or no ceremony will be held at all
No Lungu with fake treason charge this time. Kudos to the brilliant paramount kwa bulozi.
Tell kainde also.he’ll go there with his symbol of nzala jumble.kainde is not sober let him stop pretending to be president.5times loser!!!!!!!!!
nzala kumbele I meant
Great step, i have never doubted the wisdom of the BRE. Next time plan to invite a representation of traditional leaders from across the country, leave no one behind. We have had enough politics, please send an announcement through the media reminding political parties to organise rallies in the Kafue national park during the ceremony, Mongu, Lealui and Limulunga should be left for our great ceremony.
Good! The Chewa chief doesn’t have a bluelight motorcade so there can be no illegal overtaking this year.
THIS IS GREAT. NO CHAGWA CONFUSED DRUNKARD ENVOY. VIVA BRE AND DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO BRING IN MORE THAN 500 PF POLICE CADRES TO CONFUSE THE CEREMONY. THAT IS WHAT WISE LEADERSHIP DOES. THIS MEANS THEY HAVE SEEN IN LUNGU AS A BIG PROBLEM NOT ONLY TO THE EVENT BUT ALSO TO THE PEOPLE WHO ATTEND THE CEREMONY.
@Sena including any other politician. We do not want anything to do with politics during traditional ceremonies please.
THE ONLY HUNGRY TRADITIONS CAN NOT DO WHAT BRE HAS DONE. THEY CAN NOT DO AWAY WITH POLITICIANS. I REMEMBER HER HIGHNESS GAWA UNDI REFUSED TO ACCEPT A LAND CRUISER FROM LATE SATA AND INSTEAD, HE WENT TO BUY HIS OWN FROM TOYATA ZAMBIA. PARAMOUNT CHIEF GAWA IS LIKE MUKUNI. ONLY CHIEFS WHO ARE HUNGRY RELY ON THE DROPINGS OF THE PRESIDENTS AS THEY CAN NOT DO THEIR OWN WORK THROUGH THEIR SUBJECTS LIKE THE TIME OF CHITIMUKULU VS SATA , ALSO SAID THE SAME ” INFUMU SHESU NICHO BALEPOKA UTUPIYA KU BUTEKO BALAISEBANYA ABENE”.
Good. Keep politicians out of this rich African tradition.
Very intelligent move by the BRE. This is smart traditional leadership
What other choice do we have, except to star accepting each other, as one people; not tribal enemies?
PARAMOUNT CHIEF KALONGA GAWA UNDI OF THE CHEWA PEOPLE OF MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE AND ZAMBIA. WHICH OTHER CHIEF IN ZAMBIA CAN MAKE SUCH A CLAIM? PRESIDING OVER MORE THAN 15MILLION PEOPLE?
This is all wrong, why Lungu’s chief? This is diplomacy.. I personally don’t care who’s invited but the motive!
There is nowhere PF nonsense has not touched. This is obviously as a result of the sad developments last Kuomboka where PF chose to flex their muscles
at least we have now started seeing how politicians are embarrassing us during traditional ceremonies. You could see that once invited th the ceremony will be diluted with speeches. If Zambians keanly follow our history towards Independence, The current Queen of England visited
Hakainde thought he was going to be the guest of honor?
Comment:This is real thinking. God bless organizers of the event.
Indeed Gawa Undi an engineer by profession. Thanks to BRE what a great invite.
For the first time indeed, keep it up BRE
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