The Isama Lya Moomba Traditional ceremony of the Tonga speaking people of Chieftainess Choongo will be held from June 15 to June 17, 2018.
Organising committee chairperson Tyson Haamamba said this in an interview with ZANIS in Monze district.
Mr. Haamamba said preparations for the third traditional ceremony has reached an advanced stage and all necessary logistics were in place.
He said the committee has officially invited all the traditional chiefs in Southern Province adding that more than 300 guests are expected at the event.
Mr. Haamamba called all Zambians and foreign tourists to the ceremony and learn about the rich Tonga tradition.
“I wish to confirm that the Isamu Lya Moomba tradItional Ceremony will take place from 15th to 17 June 2018 and so far I can say that preparations for the ceremony have reached an advanced stage,” said Mr. Haamamba.
He said Provincial Minister Edify Hamukale is likely to be the guest of honor.
And Mr. Haamamba says no political regalia will be allowed at the traditional ceremony and advised all visitors to respect the ceremony which is also a unifying factor in the country.
He said the event was for everyone to enjoy and learn to appreciate the rich Tonga Heritage and not to be used as a political platform.
“We don’t expect anyone regardless of their political affiliation to come in their political regalia because this traditional ceremony is for everyone to enjoy and learn more about the rich Tonga Heritage and not to be used a political platform,” said Mr. Haamamba.
The Isamu Lya Moomba traditional ceremony of the Tonga Speaking people of Chieftainess Choongo started in 2016 to pay homage to former freedom fighters and most importantly give thanks to ancestors for the good harvest.