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Cabinet Ministers condemn instigators of tribalism

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A group of cabinet ministers have condemned tribalism in its strongest terms saying it is against the spirit of unity in the country.

The Ministers are Minister of Information and Media Chushi Kasanda, Minister of Technology and Science Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce Chipoka Mulenga and Minister of Youth, Sport and Arts Elvis Nkandu.

The Ministers says propagating tribalism has the potential to set the country on fire.

Others were Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Elias Mubanga, Minister of Mines and Mineral Development Paul Kabuswe and Minister of Transport and Logistics Frank Tayali.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka today, Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda said the current administration is serious about uniting Zambia citing the fair distribution of constituency development fund to all constituencies in the country.

Ms Kasanda who is also Minister of Information and Media said Government is committed to enhancing unity in diversity.

She said President Hakainde Hichilema has put in place a cabinet representative of all the regions across the country which is testimony to the current administration being inclusive.

“Cabinet Ministers have been appointed even from provinces where they have no single Member of Parliament. The case in point is Luapula and Muchinga provinces, this is a clear demonstration that our President, your President, wants to unite the country,” Ms Kasanda said.

Meanwhile, Minister of Commerce Chipoka Mulenga said development can never take place if there is tribalism in the country.

Mr Mulenga said tribalism needs to be addressed because it has the potential to cause unrest in the country.

“We need to work collectively, diversity in tribes doesn’t have to be a reason why we should be separated, it should bring us together,” he said.

Speaking at the same event Minister of Youth, Sport and Arts Elvis Nkandu says the gains Zambia has made since independence risk going to waste if tribalism is condoned.

Minister of Technology and Science Felix Mutati urged President Hichilema not to listen to detractors but focus on continuing to develop the country.

Mr Mutati also said UPND alliance partners have 25 percent of the eight nominated seats in Parliament.

PF presidential aspirant Chishimba Kambwili is quoted in some sections of the media accusing the Government of tribalism following the redeployment of presidential spokesperson Anthony Bwalya as Deputy High Commissioner to Tanzania.

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    • Yayi They are protesting the tribalism in their own party. Why are all the ministers condeming tribalism from Bembaland? Anyway we can all see that when appointments are made nowadays the compas always points South.

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  1. The only way to stop tribalism from upnd is to make sure that you non t0ngas sleep with their wlves. Make them your side chicks and spread the love

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    • Desperate people trying to show allegiance where there’s no need. Works speak for themselves. If you are brownskinned you don’t have tell people that your skin is brown… they can see it.

  2. Pakulwila ubunga tapabe nsoni. What a shame!!! Bamu selela kwa kaba! You want to subvert democratic scrutiny by citing the scourge of tribalism against opponents?

  3. Why condemn tribalism when you have the powers to legislate against it. MAKE TRIBALISM A CRIME FULL-STOP! Why are these ministers so scared to do their jobs? who are you waiting for? the president? Ku sikulu muyendela chani?

    • Yes that is the way it is supposed to be. Political appointments can be tribally balanced but not professional appointments. With the latter you are appointed because you qualify not because your tribe is severely unrepresented.

  4. So long as you deal with hate-speech like its a tavern issue, the country will go on bleeding – get serious! The law must annihilate these mwankoles, bare-knuckles! Hate-speech is crime against ALL humanity, not just semites!! If in doubt look at Zimbabwe’s dichotomy, RSA’s free-fall or the US powder-keg left by the one-term President, one Donald Trump; We should never look back in regret. Yes you are on course but statements like the Veep’s just rouse-up chagrin! BTW the French found use of guillotines amicable after their King talked of cake as an alternative to missing bread !!

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