Saturday, March 2, 2024

Choma NGO requests govt to invite Patricia Scotland


A civil society organization in Choma has asked government to facilitate the invitation of Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland to Zambia following the decision by senior Chief Hamusonde of Bweengwa in Monze to confer her with status of headwoman.

Youth Development Organisation Executive Director Partner Siabutuba says the symbolic gesture by senior Chief Hamusonde to recognize the Commonwealth secretary general for her critical role in facilitating a peaceful and smooth environment leading to the 2021 general elections remains incomplete until she is personally conferred with headwoman status by the traditional leader.

Mr Siabutuba has told ZANIS in Choma today that senior Chief Hamusonde should be praised for taking an initiative to publicly acknowledge Ms Scotland’s role in Zambia’s peaceful and smooth transition before, during and after the 2021 general elections adding that peace should never be taken for granted.

ZANIS reports that senior Chief Hamusonde conferred the status of headwoman on Ms Scotland during last Sunday’s Lwiindi Lwanza traditional ceremony held at Bweengwa in Monze.

Mr Siabutuba suggests that the action should be followed by the visit of Ms Scotland to Bweengwa so that the necessary traditional formalities of installation of head woman can be done.

He said it would also be interesting to see the traditional leader be assigned subjects and a village as per local custom.


  1. T0ngas this is time to speak out against this inferiority complex of your fellow tribesman. If you don’t it means you are all happy with being rec0l0nized. This is disappointing and shows just how much of a sellout upnd are. By 2026 zambia will be owned by your former colonial masters. Hh loves westerners more than his own people.

    I have gone to visit my friends to discuss our kabushi campaigns.

  2. When are we going to wake up as Africans in UK they can not even give you a tourist visa you want to crown some foreign woman as headwoman…really laughable!!

  3. @ kaizer: But you are the one who was depoted last time,and yet you are asking others if there Visas were refused but, you are the one person that i personally know of to be once deported due to illegal activities.

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