Stay away from Kuomboka, Kalaba tells HH

Harry Kalaba
Harry Kalaba

Stay away from Kuomboka, Kalaba tells HH

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema should resist the temptation of being confrontational by imposing himself as the guest of honour at the Kuomboka traditional ceremony to which he has neither been invited or being expected as an ordinary attendee, Harry Kalaba has said.

He recalled that when Chief Mukuni of the Toka Leya people of Livinstone decreed that he had stopped inviting government officials to his Lwiindi ceremony, there was never a time when former President Lungu or any government official had decided to disrespect the decision of the traditional leader.

“President Hichilema is exhibiting total disrespect for the Litunga, the King of the Lozi people who, through his Ngambela has decided to invite His Royal Highness Paramount Chief Chitmukulu as the guest of honour for the Kuomboka ceremony


  1. After thinking through this issue, I do appreciate what the two traditional leaders want to achieve by availing an opportunity to each other to grace their respective ceremonies…which is people to people çultural exchange and interaction, reduction of Tribal fault lines, and unity in diversity..There was no issue in Kasama at the Ukusefya pa Ng’wena ceremony …but issues have come in at the Kuomboka Ceremony being held this weekend. The Mwiine Lubemba is in a very difficult situation…Let wisdom prevail, and allow the ceremony to be a force of inclusiveness and not exclusiveness. Allow the President to be there, and if he insists at being the guest of honor, let it be. Unity which the two traditional leaders seek shouldn’t be jeopardized by Hakainde… Bring him on board..We have an adult with a baby brain, and being pampered is in his blood..
    At the end of it all we want an apolitical Kuomboka…a celebration of the Barotse culture , and the unity of Zambia. Happy Kuomboka to all..and let us pray for peace at this ceremony.


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