Mbala to host Centenary Celebrations to mark the end of the First World War

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President Sata with Chief Luchembe (r), Chief Mukwikile (second from right) , Finance minister Alexander Chikwanda and Chief Munkonge at State House after a closed door meeting with Chiefs from Muchinga Province -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
FILE: President Sata with Chief Luchembe (r), Chief Mukwikile (second from right) , Finance minister Alexander Chikwanda and Chief Munkonge at State House after a closed door meeting with Chiefs from Muchinga Province -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
Traditional Leaders from Eastern and Muchinga Provinces have expressed happiness with government’s move to make the Centenary celebrations a national event.

Chief Luchembe of the Bemba speaking people in Muchinga Province told ZANIS in Mbala district, that making the centenary celebrations a national event will help people within and outside the country know more about the World War.

He explained that most people in the country do not know that Mbala district is an important historic destination where the First World War ended in 1918.

The Traditional leaders said the commemoration which will mark 100 years of the end of First World War will help the country and the world at large to share information on what happened during the World War.

He has called on authorities to ensure that the event is well organised in order to make it a success.

Meanwhile, Chieftainess Kawaza of the Chewa speaking people of Katete and Sinda districts said the commemoration of the Centenary will help unveil the national resources and the historical sites that Mbala district is endowed with.

She has since called on Zambians to turn up in large numbers and get first-hand information on the end of the First World War.

Mbala district in Northern Province will this year host Centenary Celebrations to mark the end of the First World War slated for 25th November, 2018 under the theme ‘ Unlocking the tourism and investment potential of Northern Province 100 years after the end of the 1st World War’’.

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  1. Chiefs of Mbala no where in this proclamation, they are only occupied with succession fighting. Too sad indeed for the Lungu and Mambwe speaking people

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  2. Really? So, after celebration, what next? And by the way who started the war? Was the war between us and the bazungu or twalinkupilwa kumo? Is it what is written in ‘Cekeson aingila ubusoja’ by Mr Makasa? I don’t see why this concerns us because it is them who were fighting for our land (Africa) and we want to pretend as if we made them stop fighting in 19 what and yet they used our grannies as potters. We know these things. now! We don’t need to celebrate end of first world war for us to open tourist potentials in Mbala. Come up with a package and advertise; inform the world what we have; what is in Mbala. Kanshi caba shani in this country? apapene mumwenepo bukandile. Mama give us a signal on how shall deal these………….Eddy please help this country.

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  3. It is very interesting I did not know about Mbala.I went to school on a War Memorial Fund .I was receiving £63 per term.from 1967_1971.while my brother working in the mine was getting £8 per month.the money was due to the fact that my father died fighting in the War.

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