Police High Command Responds To Alleged Gathering Being Organized By The Kola Foundation 



The Zambia Police Service High Command wishes to address recent reports regarding an alleged statement issued by Mr. Patrick Bwalya Mukuka calling on proud descendants of Kola to a meeting scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Broken Arrow Lodge in Lusaka.

The Police High Command takes these reports seriously and would like to emphasize that the maintenance of peace, unity, and security in our country is of paramount importance.

While we respect the right of individuals to gather and express their views, it is imperative that such gatherings are conducted within the confines of the law and with intentions that are in line with the peace and unity of our nation.

The Police High Command would like to make it clear that any gathering or meeting with intentions that do not contribute positively to the peace and unity of the country will not be entertained. We are committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety of all citizens.

We urge Mr. Patrick Bwalya Mukuka and any other individuals involved in organizing or participating in such gatherings to act responsibly and adhere to the laws of the land.

The police will be vigilant in monitoring events and will take necessary measures to maintain public order and security.

We call on all citizens to remain calm and cooperative with law enforcement agencies to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for everyone.

The Police High Command will continue to provide updates on the situation as necessary.

Rae Hamoonga


This is to inform all proud descendants of Kola (intuntuko ya lubemba) that the Kola Foundation will hold a meeting on Saturday, 6th January, 2023 at 10:00hrs at Broken Arrow Lodge, Lusaka.

The agenda will include:

(1) Mobilization of all Kola Foundation affiliated groupings and people ahead of the 2026 presidential and general elections.

(2) Arbitrary arrests, harassment, persecution and torture of persons from Kola, Kumawa and other regions such as Chishimba Kambwili among others.

(3) The executive’s systematic destruction of opposition political parties with Kola region origins using the legislature, judiciary and law enforcement agencies.

(4) Analysis and Review of the voting patterns of the 2021 presidential and parliamentary elections and how the same can be replicated in Kola regions.

(5) Wanton retirement and dismissal of people from Northern, Eastern, Muchinga, Luapula and other Kola descendants in the civil service.

(6) Take stock of all developmental and infrastructure projects currently running in Northern, Eastern, Muchinga and Luapula Provinces and how the said projects are being funded in comparison to other regions in the country.

(7) The escalating cost of living in the country and Government’s inability to address the same.

( His Majesty, The Litunga of Barotseland’s visit to Lubemba during the last Ukusefya pa Ng’wena traditional ceremony and how the two regions can forge unity, trust and mutual cooperation between their peoples in various sectors to guarantee progress and prosperity for the two poorest regions of Zambia.

(9) Promotion of our culture, identity and heritage through unity and cooperation with all patriotic citizens in the country.

(10) Any other business

NOTE: Be proud of your roots and do not be intimidated or discouraged by any one. When our brothers and sisters from Southern Province felt that their existence as a people was under threat, they convened “Chuundu Chaitwa” to reassure, support and protect their people. So what we are doing here is nothing new in this country.

Issued by: Patrick Bwalya Mukuka


  1. Zambia is my country and tribe but l come from Luapula province , so as a country some of us we are not in support of such gatherings, we are in 21st century and people are still thinking like in the late stone age what a shame , stop involving innocent people in your stupidity behavior. There should be one president at a time , give time to the president to rule this country, it’s not us who told Chishimba kambwili to be insulting our brothers and sisters from Tonga Land .

  2. I think there is no law that prevents people forming a group and restricting admission. Its their right being private citizens. Its not a government initiatate so it can be exclusive.

  3. Cuundu caitwa was allowed to freely mobilize and assemble under PF rule. Why then is Kola Foundation not being allowed to do the same? Is this not the shrinking of democratic space under UPND rule that is being talked about? What kind of hypocrisy is this?


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