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Tribalism has increased in Southern province, People are negative towards Government Projects

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Byta FM reports that Livingstone District Commissioner, Pascalina Musokotwane has said that tribalism has increased in Southern province to an extent of being negative about government developmental projects in the region.

Musokotwane charges that the vice, which she says is widespread among political players, has the potential of destabilizing the country if left unchecked.

She said this during a meeting with Zambians for Unit, Peace and Development (ZUPED) Vice President, Ronnie Jere at her office in Livingstone on Monday.

Musokotwane has challenged ZUPED to help address the vice as the country is heading towards the 2021 general election, which she says needs to take place in a peaceful environment.

She reiterates that politics should be used as a vehicle for denouncing hatred and tribalism because Zambia is a democracy where all are free to affiliate to associations of their choice.

Meanwhile, Jere says his organization aims at highlighting some of the developments that the current government has embarked on while engaging communities on denouncing tribalism.

Jere says ZUPED will work with churches, political parties and individuals to help remove the picture that the province was tribal through the media where masses will be reached.

He says ZUPED sees nothing wrong if people talk about development being undertaken by the Patriotic Front regime while giving checks and balances objectively as it is their right.

And ZUPED Trustee, Pastor John Banda has urged Zambians to maintain the peace and unity that the country is enjoying saying development can’t take place where there is division.

Banda adds that that ethnicity jeopardizes development, which ZUPED intends to denounce by using the media for programs that involve traditional and civic leaders and members of the community.

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  1. what tribe is government projects? and what tribe is southern province?
    So this pascaline is saying govenment projects have complained to her that southern province snubbing her because of tribe?

    WHAT KIND OF TOSH IS THIS, DID WE GO TO THE SAME SCHOOLS OR MAYBE THEIR IS A SPECIAL SCHOOL WHERE THESE PEOPLE WENT TO, AM JUST LOST FOR WORDS.

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  2. what tribe is government projects? and when did she or he complain to her that madam southern is snubbing her based on tribe?

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  3. PF LEADERSHIP MUST FIND A WAY OF CURBING THE SO CALLED TRIBALISM IN ZAMBIA. WHEN YOU SAY TRIBAL WHAT ABOUT IN OTHER PROVINCES WHERE PEOPLE DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT BUT ARE SAYING PF LEADERSHIP IS THE WORST AT ITS BEST? NORTHWESTERN PROVINCE PEOPLE ARE NOT TRIBAL AND YET REACT NEGATIVELY TO PF LEADERSHIP, THE EYES WHICH PF HAS CAN NOT SEE AND THE HEART OF PF DOES NOT UNDERSTAND IS ITS OWN MISTAKES.
    IF YOU HIT ME WITH A STICK ON MY BUTTOCK AND YET YOU WANT ME TO SMILE SAYING KKKKKK, ITS FINE? RESENTLY PF LEADERS THE MOST SENIOR MOST LUSAMBO GOES ON BOASTING CALLING THE CHILDREN OF HE, KK “DID NOT STEAL WHEN THE FATHER WAS IN POWER,…HE – LUSAMBO LEFT UNCHECKED, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

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  4. And the answer is right there in front of government, stop mistreating HH, appoint deserving Tongas to high positions, all appointments are either Lungus tribemate or Bembas and you expect them to clap and support you.

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    • What post can HH be appointed to? What post can Gary be appointed to? What post can Sejani be appointed to?

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  5. But tongas is true, its very easy to paint all of them with one brush & paint – the tribal one. Even on unrelated things. Beause there is no tribe were all of them support & vote for their tribesman. Every tonga you meet belongs to the same tribesmans party. So tongas don’t get shocked even when a criminal & corrupt government official picks on you & your tribal affiliations. You ask for it yourselves. Don’t be shocked. Accept

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  6. This issue of tribalism needs enlightened examination. Is it fair to label the victims of tribalism as tribal? We will not succeed in building this nation if there’s no time to listen to both sides. So far we only listen to one side, the side accusing Southerners of being tribal. There are people who hv suffered and are still suffering injury to their standing as citizens in Zambia because govt has seen it fit marginalize them by importing local languages from other provinces and imposing them as the suitable medium of early education instruction. Is this fair? Have native speakers of these languages developed an advanced civilisation which then affected development of these languages and makes them a suitable medium of instruction? There’s no such evidence.

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  7. Development by government has been slow to come to the Southern Province and that is the truth of the matter. Even the T1 (Livingstone Rd) road has been left unattended for a very long time yet it is the trunk link that connects the heartbeat of Zambia (Copperbelt) to the stomach of Zambia (economy) Southern Province! How do you turn a breadbasket province into a basket case just to spite the people of that province? We don’t need shallow and controlling leaders but those able to listen to the people and create a federal type government based on provinces like in Germany and the USA.

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  8. Ms. District Commissioner, did you or your supervisor/s denounce the tribal talk uttered by the likes of Nkandu Luo? Christopher Yaluma? The list is endless…Have you denounced the pathetic tendency of some PF officials declaring certain provinces or towns as no-go areas for HH? I guess the answer to these questions is an emphatic “No”. So what right do you, or your tribal bosses have to lecture Zambians on tribalism? None!

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  9. It is not only southern province. Every Zambian in their right mind should be negative towards government projects because of overpricing. It shows how this government has become so unpopular. Everything that they do is viewed with suspicion.

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  10. I once tried to google the word “Tribalism” and google gave me suggestions that “Did you mean Tonga or HH?”

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  11. Apathy and tribalism are 2 different things. How can u show tribalism towards (govt) projects? I think madam DC what u wanted to say is NOT what u actually said. I think if u had spoken in your local language (Bemba), u would have been much clearer. Sorry if I am sounding tribalistic but this is how I have analysed your statement.

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  12. Hw do u build a nation out of previously-separate communities that lived under their own hereditary rulers? Is it by promoting one local language above others as those who wield power are performing official functions? There’s need for reasonable sensitivity to the feelings of others. Pascalina Musokotwane has said wht she has said bcos it helps u to advance your career in the PF govt by denouncing people from certain regions. Hw do u build a nation by seeing others as a nuisance merely because of their tribe?

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  13. Perpetuated by the upnd. It is not surprising given the brainwashing strategy the upnd have embarked on. It is not only southern province. They are also reaching the docile diasporans who are have weak brains. These ones even believe that they will only return to Zambia when their fellow tribesmen wins elections- something that will never happen.

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  14. Oh please! Stop this tribalism nonsense and just shut your mouths up if you have nothing tangible to bring to discussion! KK and his team without fear or favor did their best making inroads towards Zambians seeing each other through tribal lens. Somehow tribalism has taken center stage as a lame excuse for all failures at anything! Southern province is receiving the brunt of being the epicenter for tribalism yet the region has never had one of its own walk the corridors of state house! What is this hate all about? Yes, it’s misplaced statements generated by minds not supported by many that now have become the mantra of justification for divisiveness! Enlightened minds will recall the diversity enjoyed as we all marched through education and pride with which all in unity stood in support…

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  15. Why shun government projects? Some thinking and arguments. And why insult the DC who works in the area amongst her people?

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  16. contd….. of defending the schools we attended in social circles and interactions! Yes truth is that you have to be “educated” or appreciate the diversity encountered as life progresses! Politics of idiocy must be set aside as development requires building hands to be united. Tribalism promoters would be an interesting spectacle if a Mweemba Chisanga, Sikota Manjimela, Banda Chilenga, Mukwato Ziba and many other Zambian “hybrids” chose to participate for political office in areas of either of their parents ancestry! Zambia has become so cheap and sorry to say with Sata’s (MHSRIP) insistence for adoption of local languages as mode of instruction in schools he was only extending his deep rooted tribalism!

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  17. Tribalism, Apathy and Resentment different words with different meanings. Even a small Ant bites when you sit on it carelessly!
    The good people of Southern Province have suffered humiliation, demonized, had their livelihoods disturbed in the name of restrictions of animal movements, and you expect them to be happy? What PF and the DC are experiencing is a taste of their own medicine! Why is resentment being interpreted as Tribalism? Until PF apologizes to the people of Southern Province, they will never enjoy a warm reception in the province! You can insult people and expect them to be nice to you. It’s not Tribalism. It’s a return of the PF favor! Now that you have been made to taste your own medicine, you are crying blue murder Tribalism? Please grow up!

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  18. OH’THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING SUBJECT WHICH THE DC HAS COMMENTED ON~THIS DC IS LOOKING FOR WORK NO WONDER SHE WILL O PEN HER MOUTH EVEN WHEN SHE KNOWS THE TRUTH.THERE ARE SO MANY DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS LAYING IN ALL THE PROVINCES WHICH HER GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO COMPLETE E.G THE THE UNIVERSITY IN LUAPULA,THE TRUTH IS A BAD CARPENTER WILL ALWAYS BLAME THE TOOLS FOR HIS FAILURE AS THE PF ARE NOW DOING.

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  19. If one cares to remove tribal glasses from their eyes,one will see Tonga’s who subscribe to one Zambia one Nation.Tonga politicians’ like politicians from other tibes,want to play a part in Zambia s development.Why should they be labeled tribal when they aspire for political office?

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  20. Pascalina Musokotwane has given her career a great boost. Denouncing Tongas and labelling tribal earns u great recognition in the PF government. But love for one’s country has nothing to do with love for the ruling party. How can one be said to love one’s country if at the same time one steals public resources as too often happens? How can one be said to love one’s country if one mocks the family that did not get rich whn its patriarch was in power? Is this the way patriotism is defined by the PF?

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  21. Tongas is good people, very, very nice. They work hard and honest. Don’t steal too much but PF don’t appoint them to good positions. Why, why? Me want answers

  22. So you fill 95% of senior government and political positions with tribesmates or tribal cousins of ECL. You allow your ministers and party officials to regularly make insulting remarks about Tongas. You forcibly retire people who have origins from Southern, Western and North western from government and police in “national interest”. Then you turn around and accuse the very same Tongas you are marginalising and demonising of being tribal when they don’t suck up to you? All this division and hate just to keep yourselves in office so you can loot some more. What type of people are you?

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  23. Is this surprising that there is tribalism in Southern province.? What about western province? Those who were born before independence will remember that after 1964 Kaunda tried very hard to unite Zambia under “ One Zambia One Nation” slogan indeed this swept a greater part of the country but two provinces Southern and western were slow to fully embrace this slogan. However, slowly they started to accept but behind closed doors and in some instances they openly showed tribal inclination. The Advent of UPND under Mazoka (MHSRIP) the party obtained a national character, unfortunately the demise of the incumbent leader brought out what we all knew too well. The appointment of the “heir” or son to Mazoka as the rightful leader vindicated those who held the view that UPND had drifted into a…

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  24. I blame xenophobic South Africans. We must trash Pick n Pay, Shoprite and all their xenophobic businesses

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