Clarion call to people of Northwestern province

Editor,

Kindly allow me space in your publication to announce the “birth” of the long awaited Northwest Development Foundation. This is an independent mass movement that seeks to advance the cause of people from N/western province in political, cultural, developmental and social spectrum etc.

It’s not a hidden secret that people from this great province have been derided and ridiculed for a very long time in the past. We have been referred to as buttocks (people who are behind), nyamazajhis (toilet cleaners), bakayubule (whatever that means), 6 o’clock (sleepy) and many other derogatory terms publicly and privately without putting up a spirited fight! If indeed God really exists, has He indeed created any of such people? For how long shall we tolerate such insults?
Without mincing my words, I’d argue that we only have ourselves to blame. We have remained docile and humble even as people have continued trampling upon like doormats!
This is a clarion call for people from N/western province! We are calling upon politicians, the clergy, business executives, traditional leaders, labour leaders, intellectuals, journalists, students, the youth etc to join hands in our quest to demand for a fair share of the national cake.
In political terms, N/western province would be regarded as a “swing province.” Since Zambia attained independence, we have never floated our own Presidential candidate but rather blindly escorted others to Plot 1 Independence Avenue. For instance in 2001, we overwhelmingly voted for UPND. Had it not been for massive rigging by the MMD regime, Mr. Mazoka would have emerged victorious.
And during the elections of 2008 following the death of Patrick Levy Mwanawasa, may his soul rest in peace, votes from N/western made it possible for Rupiah Banda to become President. He even boasted about this at one rally during the run up to 2011 general elections.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia has advertised a number of ward elections that are soon to be held around the country but the bulk of these are in N/western province. If the recently held Mufumbwe parliamentary by-elections are anything to go by, these wards shall definitely go to the ruling PF since the party has the advantage of incumbency.
Currently, there are enormous minerals being extracted from the soils of N/western province but unfortunately the province remains undeveloped and worse still, the provincial capital Solwezi remains the ghost of its old self.
Consider the complexion of the current government, how many people from the province are represented in Mr. Sata’s cabinet? Doesn’t Jean Kapata honestly deserve a seat in cabinet especially after delivering Mufumbwe to PF? What about permanent secretaries, ambassadors, heads of parastatal entities, how many of them hail from North/western province? Does it mean people from N/western province are less intelligence or not worthy to deserve such appointments?
Arise people of N/western province! If you’re interested in joining this association so that we can speak with one voice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Thanks,
Satetela Kaluluma
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98 Responses to "Clarion call to people of Northwestern province"

  1. Mutombu Kabunji  January 9, 2013 at 20:31

    At least Kavindele, kalenga is finished wth Kachasu, the poor girl is malnorished. Kanganja is not the type that can talk. The man is enjoying his retirment wth a sweet sixteen wife. Sondashi is Mad u pipo. Let hm just find the aids formula. Chovu Chove cant feel the pain, they hv Mney. Lets just rise up as youths, tie these mps & whip their bums. Then the strugle starts.

  2. james kamboyi  January 9, 2013 at 18:11

    lets do it. Anaswezhi kutusupisha awa ansoku

  3. Mutombu Kabunji  January 9, 2013 at 16:55

    Ba Chellah naimwe, apapene mwalepolomya.

  4. Mutombu Kabunji  January 9, 2013 at 16:41

    Mwata Kaluluma, u must b my Father,s Child. Ur thnkng is just like mine. Ths is briliant. Who is ur Mother.

  5. Mutombu Kabunji  January 9, 2013 at 15:17

    The current crop of represntvs 4rm Nw province ar the worst kind. Taima,Masumba, Sayifwanda, Muchima, katuka etc. The chaps ar very dull. They just faten their bellies. Chiefs hv bn Mute coz they ar given 50 million (rebursed) by the mines. Hv u heard of Mumena talk about Development of late? Kapiji is quiet like he never exists, yet the poor subjects ar languishing. Arise! I will talk to Katele Kalumba to prepare us Wooden technology. 4ns & laptops, none traceble.

  6. Kayz  January 9, 2013 at 14:58

    Gud idea.

  7. Kencool  January 9, 2013 at 07:32

    Very good idea, an ideal situation for the province. But we shall not be used to propel appointments for Jean Kapata. We need to be focused on development ,(finish. we have had leaders in very high positions from time of Kaunda at central committee levels and cabinet levels in susquent Governments of Chiluba and Mwanawasa and Rupiya but have done nothing. Am even very disappointed with the current crop of MPS for our area, so dump. Our minerals are going to develop other provinces and we are watching, universities being openned, hospitals, roads elsewhere but we finance and remain with nothing. We have even accepted a mediocre tarmac to Chavuma, a road of poor quality and we are quiet, watch that road 2 years from now. we the people are quiet, ignorant, cowards. TRhis association is a wake up call to advocacy, enlightenment and courage to hold the bull by its horns and tell it that we are not happy with swindling of the minerals. Honestly, the local people are supposed to be the first beneficiaries in any development agenda. But I wonder why we are such cowards letting go obvious things. So let the association be formed not put people in political positions but to propel a development agenda for the province.

    Lets be focussed at least for now!!!!!!!!

  8. rotena julia  January 9, 2013 at 07:24

    This is crap…nonsense..,not the way to attract attention.Downright reginalism.Hogwash…get a life munyelo wako.

    • Daniel Njolomba  January 9, 2013 at 09:24

      I believe those that are against this very important ideal belong to that part of our country who are lazy, good at clever deceptive talk and have never given any economic contribution to Zambia from independence to date. They are the pompous, crafty, con men and women with an over bloated ego who continue to con their way into the coffers of the nation since UNIP. Let us have the contact address !

    • Mutombu Kabunji  January 9, 2013 at 15:02

      @ julia, at least the kencool,s munyelo is use for the intended purpose, now urs is unic coz u use it for thnkng. See hw u fail to articulate real isues. Go bck to school.

  9. MaxMbizo  January 9, 2013 at 07:00

    If we examine all the relevant economic indicators currently, the two least developed provinces in Zambia are actually Western and Luapula and not Northwestern. Northwestern is enjoying unprecedented economic development because vast investments in mining. Sadly this development seems to be unleashing a wave of ethnic chauvinism from the Northwestern province as evidenced by the blogs on this site. Why can’t we think more of ourselves as Zambians first and then us Bemba, Lunda, Ngoni, Lozi, or Tonga last. How does it benefit us to demonize those that belong to other ethnic groups instead of embracing them as brothers and sisters in the common struggle to develop all the parts of our beautiful country.

  10. The thinker.  January 9, 2013 at 06:51

    Yes!what has he done wrong?calling on his people to come together and develop thier province is treason to you?Come on real thinking Zambians lets support this noble cause.

  11. Dead politian  January 9, 2013 at 06:09

    Having lived in N/w province for 6 years i have to realise that it the least developed. At the time time i have seen that the people are lazy who just want to eat and drink beer. They like praising people from their region who are well to do instead of emulating them. I m saying this from the interaction i have had with many of them.

    • Wisdom  January 9, 2013 at 08:29

      Satetela & The writer of this article,
      I think you have a good point but missed it. I feel this task should be carried out by your MPs who represent you in Parliament & other Councillors in respective areas.

      What have they failed for you to go directly to electorates? this might give a picture that the people you put in Power are not helpful

      Let us not use the loose ends to create problems. Such ideas sometimes sounds a little bit tribal & others might not understand you point.
      Enjoy wisely

  12. KAMWENDO MUNJIRA  January 8, 2013 at 23:04

    Satetela Kaluluma, you must be proud that you are a zambian.There more than 12 million people in Zambia which has 10 provinces and about 72 tribes. It is not possible to have presidents from each province each time there are elections. National cake is needed for North western or western alone,all provinces need it.people we send to parley should push for development in their areas,pure

  13. Ishindi  January 8, 2013 at 22:41

    NWP has very sharp academicians, give us contact address.

    • bufi  January 8, 2013 at 23:24

      Mukiko

  14. katendi  January 8, 2013 at 22:40

    Agree, lets do it!

  15. roskiw  January 8, 2013 at 22:32

    those who against this ideal are not from our province. Just forgive them and let us be forcused and hold each others hands and make a right move.

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