‘North-westerners you shall always remain the tail’

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People from north western province if they were like Tonga or Lozi this province could have developed.

It was called a dead province.  Late Mwanawasa brought it to life and it is the pillar of the nation where copper, uranium and gold are taped but nothing is getting back to make the province develop.

What curse does this province hold that they cannot rise and ask the leadership to look into but just give smiles?

Road network is poor where Solwezi provincial town is concerned but chiefs and blind leaders are scrambling for the provincial capital to go to Mufumbwe and Kabompo.

What will it benefit you when the old provincial capital is not yet developed?

Look at Chipata, today it is a city but they have not changed from being provincial capital, Ndola
is the provincial capital of copperbelt why did they not change the headquarters to Masaiti or Kalulushi or Lufwanyama? Don’t be blinded people.

Solwezi will soon go to Copperbelt once your provincial capital will be either Mufumbwe or Kabompo and you will be a province again of no income.

North westerners you shall always remain as a tail no wonder when you are threatened over a good idea brought in, you remain quiet.
Isaac Kafwana

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73 Responses to ‘North-westerners you shall always remain the tail’

  1. IT IS TIME ALL ZAMBIANS REALISED AND LEANRT TO LIVE ABOVE TRIBAL LINES> WE ONLY HAVE ONE COUNTRY – ZAMBIA!! THE ONUS IS ON US ALL TO ENSURE WE LIVE IT IN A BETTER STATE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. SHAME OF US ALL FOR FAILING OUR OWN NATIONS, OURSELVES AND OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS! THEY WILL HAVE A FIELD DAY LAUGHING AT ALL THESE STUPID COMMENTS ABOUT WHO COMES FROM WHERE/TRIBE ETC.

    IT IS FOOLISH, STUPID, BACKWARD AND UNNECESSARY!!! LET US GROW UP!!

    Ichongo - January 7, 2013
    15:11

  2. Tongas,or should I say UPND,you should not think of us fighting your battles.To you the only resposible person is the one who joins you.Wanzawenu !

    Kalu - January 7, 2013
    15:01

  3. The bembas want to take solwezi to copperbelt so that they continue enjoying the national cake.

    James - January 7, 2013
    15:01

  4. Tribalism is proving to be at the helm of this country’s impoverished economy. The sooner we realized that such marginalizing sentiments just heighten the poverty levels in the country, the faster shall we emancipate our country from collapsing economically.

    Masebo is a Poacher - January 7, 2013
    14:48

    • 100% RIGHT!! DU’SALUTE!!

      Ichongo - January 7, 2013
      15:12

  5. Its not a curse!! its only that mwanawasa is dead

    good for nothing - January 7, 2013
    14:25

  6. Who are u to say northwesterners will always remain a tail when life in solwezi today is better than life in mongu, Kasama, mansa or Chipata. Yes we may be behind in infrastructure development but that takes time and it will be coming soon.

    Kapiji mema - January 7, 2013
    13:32

    • Keep your lunacy on your side. Chipata is growing and has been growing consistently for the past 10 years.

      Keep your foolishness uko with your dullness. The people from here invest in their home land when they travel to work in town.

      You go ahead and insult each other like the call boys and thieves you are.

      The East was fine without you and will stay that way. We feed ourselves and make money from crops not like you lazy chaps.

      Voetsek!!

      phiri - January 7, 2013
      15:48

      • By then all the resources will soon be gone. Wake up people.

        Tonga bull - January 8, 2013
        10:00

  7. Remember Simon Kapwepwe.He put it bluntly that he would rather see this province go to Angola.Your guess on his tribe is right.Wake up if it means going in the bush, let it be

    wajimona - January 7, 2013
    13:26

    • That not true, what source you have to tell lies on a nationalist Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe who fought for a unitary Zambia. Give us the source otherwise shut up and apologise to the Kapwepwe family.

      Wisdom - January 7, 2013
      13:55

      • You were still in your mother’s womb.Dont argue fool.

        wajimona - January 8, 2013
        10:11

    • Remember this, remember that… blah blah blah blah…..NONSENSE!!!

      Ichongo - January 7, 2013
      15:13

  8. Lozis got education 300 years ago. Northwestern about 70 years ago. What have they Lozis developed all these centuries?Still crying for Barotse agreement? Tongas just lost Itezhi Tezhi and Kariba!We have so far kept Solwezi. So how better are you ???

    mu - January 7, 2013
    13:05

    • Lozis are hopeless & backwards.U can’t compare them to us in north western province.

      Tateyoyo - January 7, 2013
      13:12

      • Shut up, you nyamazai!

        Sikufele - January 7, 2013
        14:29

      • Nothing better to compare yourselves with, then JUST SHUT UP!! on average Lozis are living better bcoz most of them are very educated than an average zedian comedian blogging on this site!!!

        Ichongo - January 7, 2013
        15:14

        • You really must have sh:t for brains, ati 300 years ago Lozi had education. You must have soggy mushrooms for brains!

          In 1712, a Lozi person was educated (European style)? In what, “defence against the dark arts”, “poisons and potions”, prove that statement and I’ll be chuffed beyond words. For now, I will stick to saying tish, piss and ballocks on your statement!

          What’s the story about the Lozi being most educated? Pleeeeeeaaase nigger!! Get your facts right or shut that hole in your head you call a skull.

          The few that are educated are mostly from the royal family and courtesans (should I say court jesters), 2ducation is not book smarts, education is application of learning, fool. Show me the Lewanika Lakes on campus, tell me about your equivalent of professor Mweene (Zambia’s greatest mathematician), show me what you’ve done with kwa hai? The most you guys have managed is to be spies, tattle tales, police officers and such like. Gen. Masheke failed to get respect from junior officers because he was a military intelligence spook.

          Show me a Lozi in a place of authority and I’ll show you that (s)he got there by back stabbing someone.

          Most of you don’t even want to go kwa hai, you are refugees in Lusaka.

          PS whay are Lozi people drunks and dirty people? Tell me?

          phiri - January 7, 2013
          16:11

  9. Gentlemen it is stereotype to try and label one province in a certain way . None of you would tolerate a European who says Africans are dull because we colonised them and took away their resources for hundreds of years. And yet thats what they are doing.
    And stupid ideas like “be like us Lozis or Tongas”. This is shallow thinking. My question is, Lozis, where have you been for the past 200 years you failed to develop Western Province? The first school in Zambia was built in Western Province hundreds of years ago. The first Zambian to study at Oxford was from Western Province almost two hundred years ago! Where is your development? Where is your cleverness? Kulibe! Ni Zii! Nikishi. Now you want to open your ignorance that “ we shall develop faster than North Western.” Western Province should have developed more than any part of Zambia by far. Now they try to hide their failure in the Barotse Agreement. Even if Sata gave you the Barotse Agreement, you will still cant anywhere. You may be worse for a hundred years before you show any good sign of progress. You were alone under the protection of the British, without Zambia, and what did you do for yourselves? Nothing! Despite the many educated children you sent to Europe. The point is don’t point an ignorant figure at your neighbour, because three will be pointing back at you.
    My Tonga cousins also have a short memory. You have just lost part of your strength and have done nothing about it. Itezhi Tezhi is gone! Kariba gone! What have you done about it? At least Northwestern resisted the taking of Solwezi to Copperbelt. We shall fight for it to death! So Tongas cant say learn from us. Or are you talking about being in UPND? Do you mean we should form our own political party in Northwestern? Shallow thinking! Parties are not supposed to be regional or tribal. Northwestern people are mature and try to give each person a free mind to choose their own party not based on tribe. It may seem as a weakness, but it is maturity. PF was not well voted in Northwestern because of the stupid Sata comments and insults. We understand him as an uneducated person and he may be forgiven. He was just frustrated that his corrupt strategies did not work well in Northwestern at that time.
    One strength about Northwestern people is that, they never get discouraged or intimidated by stereotypes. They know their competitive advantage and inner power to get what they want in life. And have done very well indeed. Especially with the help of Zambia’s best president, Mwanawasa who was not tribal like KK, Chiluba and now Sata. The last president RB, was also great and fair. These others were just tribal combatant who think that greatness can be achieved within a tribe. No, it is an error. Thats why they are busy building universities in their provinces and leaving out Northwestern. UNZA and CBU are in a terrible state. This money should have been used to improve standards at UNZA and CBU. If you fail to manage two how can you mange six? Mwebantu! These universities will be white elephants. And who would want to get a degree from Muchinga?
    It is clear that Sata is on mission to “develop” his region on the expense of Northwestern and other provinces. These are old colonial mentalities of how the British stole African wealth to build London. The end result was that Africans fought back. Northwestern will be no exception if the dishonesty continues. No one can stop Northwesterners to claim their land. We belong to Zambia as a solidarity only. We are not obliged by God to be under a yoke of dishonesty and unfairness.
    If Masumba is being used to move the capital to Mufumbwe. He must watch out.
    Its not a strong argument that Solwezi is not central. They are trying to fool us. What we need is good roads. Lusaka is also not central. Why not move the capital to Kapiri or Kabwe? The strategy to move Solwezi is to have Lumwana, Kansanshi and other mines to go to Copperbelt. Hence under Bemba influence. We must resist this by any cost and any blood. Unfortunately, Masumba is corrupt and weak. He is at the mercy of Sata. Please do not listen to him. He is not fit to be your leader. You never chose him. You know it very well. Some chiefs are also just after glory and money. They want the capital to go to Mufumbwe. Please oppose them.

    bufi - January 7, 2013
    12:56

  10. Fake notions wont take this country anywhere. All human beings have the same value before God. Only tribal warriors think differently. No matter how you try to insult otherpeople’s intelligence, it will not really change who they are or their value before God. Idiots.

    bufi - January 7, 2013
    12:55

  11. Thanks everyone for feeling pity on us.As much as we ask for what belongs to us, lets not incite to fight.NWP is part of zambia and can only be developed by all well meaning zambians.Just like the copperbelt was not developed by lambas alone but by all zambian tribes men who had gone there for greener pastures.These ended up with farms,shops,houses etc and the earlier started developing.The council has a bigger blame share and is still leaving in a shell(is not up to speed).Many people have come askin for land where to build and have failed to access it from the council.The govt.also has contributed to this as well as our MPs.But its never too late to win a battle, soon enough u will see us moving.Every one living here becomes part of us no wonder its still part of zambia and we are sharing the pain of living in shambles. Mentioning Mushala is a share waste of time coz its cowardice to go in the bush instead of dialogue.no wonder he is no more.look at DRC and Angola.Do we want to end up like them?

    Mpombo ufita - January 7, 2013
    11:45

  12. Yes let your friends ride on you since you aren’t able to identify what is yours and guard it gerously.msf

    gk - January 7, 2013
    11:27

  13. ISAAC umfwa,that is a big insult to the north westerners! No tribal grouping is more clever than the other wether bemba,tonga,ngoni,lozi etc we are the same no wonder we are called Zambians. I appreciate your concerns about the province & the slow pace of developmnt despite being so rich in resources,so next time don’t ever compare superiority in terms of tribes it brings divisions. Am a proud Ngoni but I don’t look down upon other tribes because I know we are all one regardless of where you are from.

    Ba medza - January 7, 2013
    11:22

    • Wiseman.

      Inambao - January 7, 2013
      12:09

    • THAT IS ALL CRAP MY FRIEND.LUK AT WHO IS EATING THE CAKE THEN U WILL KNOW HU IS SUPERIOR.BS TO SLOGANS

      political fraudisters - January 7, 2013
      12:20

      • It depends on how th cake gets to yr mouth! It also depends on the size and quality of cake u ar eating! If by monkey tricks, then u arent and cant be superior. U r crap unable to produce yr own. By isolating others based on tribe instead of working together u do not see or realise how reduced and poor the cake u eating

        T.H - January 7, 2013
        12:46

    • Big Ups!!

      Ichongo - January 7, 2013
      15:15

  14. Northwesterners are ok to be our slaves in everything. Look, minerals are in their land but jobs are ours. And now we have steven Masumba to do our dirty work while comes to report to us

    Kalaba - January 7, 2013
    11:14

  15. I totally agree with you about under-developmemnt in NWP but do not agree that the capital should remain in Solwezi. The whole town is like an unplanned settlement. Look the town has no room for expansion whether roads or buildins so the best is to move the town not necessarily to Kabompo or Mufumbwe but maybe around Mutanda/Lumwana area.

    Ulemu ni Wabwino - January 7, 2013
    11:13

    • Now you are thinking and talking sense!! Have all town clerks been NWPs?

      Ichongo - January 7, 2013
      15:17

  16. This is the reason why Bembas hate Lozis and Tongas becuase they have refused to allow these lazy thieves to ride on them.Look at the Lozis they have taken there issues far to a point of making GRZ sheaver. Why do u think Lubinda is being pushed out now??? It is because the international community questioned him about the Barotse issue & GRZ was not happy with his comments. NWP should wake up otherwise things will be bad for your children. Right up now they are trying to push Solwezi into a Bemba speaking area please people of NWP resist this.I know of some principled people from NWP like Kabinga Pande where is this man??? these are the guys who should redeem NWP not that Masumba boy.
    NWP you have to fight look at Tongas they managed to kick Sampa out and the chap has reduced on his parroting.

    Mupu - January 7, 2013
    10:58

    • I wl come wit u along to share a meal on one of our national parks BUT NOT UNTIL u shred off yr BEMBA TRIBALISM and share those top govt position with every other tribe in Zambia. OUR ANTI BEMBA SENTIMENTS ARE NOT FOR NOTHING

      T.H - January 7, 2013
      12:33

  17. yes,lets develop north western.it is producing resources for the whole nation right now

    abyei - January 7, 2013
    10:38

  18. Very true all the comments are actually to the point, I have said b4 this Lunda-Luvale tribal conflict will lead us into unforgiven porvety because we stop seeing what other tribals from different provinces are planning for our own. I am Lunda myself and have cried louder on these useless conflicts that divide our one people and leave us vulnerable to abuse especially by the Bembas. Why can’t we see each other as brothers and sisters since we speak a similar language and also have enter married right from our forefathers? Wake up Lundas, Luvales, Kaondes, Chokwes, Luchazis, Nkoyas and all NW people. I one has been ready to fight this war for long but with very little support from my kinsmen. These Kolwestans mean business and we shall stand to be blamed for our incomptencies by our children for allowing them to divide us and take away that which is rightfully ours.

    Donchi Kubeba - January 7, 2013
    09:58

    • Stupid. Your name is Donchi Kubeba and you call yourself Lunda?Kasawutu.

      wajimona - January 7, 2013
      13:04

  19. all the blame should be dedicated to KK. look at Luapula, mansa is at one end. mwansabombwe is more central.
    NW & solwezi same. mufumbwe more central.
    southern & L/stone. choma is central
    come central province… very dismantled!
    the political will is needed for our dear Solwezi to develop. a province capital with only one tar-mac road! actually that road was meant for M/lunga withs pipeapples. town planners are not serious either.

    Stigma - January 7, 2013
    09:29

  20. point taken from development point of view but I just hope its not an entry point to start enticing pipo of North western to join your Tonga/lozi Barotse fights. PLZ spare us, we have always supported the government of the day and that’s one reason we don’t rush into issues and we are here to support PF government of the day. of course we can lobby the government to pay attention to development in North western but its too early to condemn the government and respect us for that. North westerners are principled pipo you can trust and be friends for a longer time than some of you who are double legged.

    KUTEMBA - January 7, 2013
    09:21

  21. yes we are not principaled have you ever seen the mwata being parraded in public our chiefs get exited and go to state house the next you hear them campaigning for pf solwezi has even potholes in the town center the bus station is like the place has been at war,the provincial office can be compaired to a district commisioners office in kitwe yet the province has a lot of mineral resources but no development shame on us no wonder sata once said our place is in the toilet becoz we lucky principals who told you that when you belong to the opposition no development will be seen take livingstone in southern province and now choma is coming up let us unite and claim what is ours.

    poko ya kayombo kakutemba - January 7, 2013
    09:06

  22. Extremely useless article aimed at dividing the very principled people of this great nation, the behaviour exhibited so far by this online publication is all about giving support to HH on useless based on ‘Opinions’ articles….ZWD journalists you are very dull indeed..Zambia comprises 72 tribes…not Tongas only……

    Dig - January 7, 2013
    09:01

    • According to your deformed analytical faculties Tongas partly come from N/Western province, right?

      Southerner - January 7, 2013
      09:13

    • you are a square

      xxxxxxx - January 7, 2013
      11:12

    • Its not a useless article, its not aimed at dividing any pipo, the behaviour exhibited so far by this online publication is NOT all about giving support to HH, completely NO‘Opinionated’ articles from the WD… ZWD journalists you are very intelligent indeed..and u are alive to th fact that Zambia comprises 72 tribes…not BEMBAS only……

      T.H - January 7, 2013
      12:19

  23. useless north westerners, you cant wake up development from that copper is going to muchinga & imwe ‘ndwi’

    Njekwa - January 7, 2013
    08:58

    • Yes and to show that you happy with whats going down you voted for them in Mufumbwe!

      cynic - January 7, 2013
      09:14

  24. Its true,muchnga 2 universities.luapula a university.westn unhversity,etc except N.W.why?i wish mwanawansa was around tht provnce would be devlpd.

    Mwansa bombwe - January 7, 2013
    08:53

  25. If you chaps don’t listen to what people are saying, your great grand children will spit on your graves.

    just listen - January 7, 2013
    08:08

    • Apo wakamba. Wake up yimwe naimwe. Its not even your great grand children but the next generation of your sibblings. Wake up

      dweller - January 7, 2013
      08:56

  26. North westerners, use your brains, PLEASE! Everyone above is prodding, begging and challenging you to do so. Take the challenge.

    Your traditional and political leaders really need to sit down and decide where you want to be in the future. Don’t f*ck this up. You have all the money and power now. It will not last for ever.

    You have a blank canvas and all the paint you need to paint (empty land and full pockets). Make sure the train tracks are laid, all weather tar mac Trunk roads are done connecting you up. Make sure that each district has a a university and colleges, processing plants and stuff such like.

    A huge university teaching hospital or 4 shoiuld also come up.

    But no, instead you have semi literate politicians that don’t know their elbow from their a$$hole.

    You can’t tell me that all the educated lunda, luvale, chokwe … Have vanished into a testicle, have they?

    just listen - January 7, 2013
    08:06

  27. PROBLEM IS THOSE THAT ARE CHAMPIONING NWP ARE IN LUSAKA. LOL

    Nkompo Mwaume - January 7, 2013
    07:52

    • Other tribes are not getting employed in NWP unless they go with a contractor and specialised skilled labour. Theres too much tribalism in this province exhibited by Chief who interfere even in job offers!!

      how to kill tribalised? let us have a quiz and a beeg prize to go with it. the best answer wins and we implement!

      Ichongo - January 7, 2013
      15:21

  28. true ..be like Tongas and Lozis ..have some principle..or else..the kolwetstans will take you for granted..hahaha

    CNP-4U - January 7, 2013
    07:51

  29. the writer has a point. Sata will be happy to shift the provincial hqts to Kabompo so that he can shift Solwezi to copperbelt. instead of fighting for a provincial shift, fight for development and for for fedeal state with Solwezi still the provincial capital. towns can develop even if they are not provincial hqts.

    mwata waba - January 7, 2013
    07:49

  30. Well said,wake up pipo of NWP. This gvmt is of no good.it wants to divid you.

    Chilufyanya Satana - January 7, 2013
    07:46

  31. What I have observed about Northwesterners is that they are not principled people and strive to be divisive. Just observe then at your work place. They will say something today and do something totally different tomorrow. They try to please everyone and thus lack backbone. My advise to everyone is never to trust them. They like spreading rumors. Just look at Masumba and how he got the other MP fired and arrested. They are also greedy and think for themselves only. Look at Jean Kapata. On principle she should have demanded for a full ministerial position but she is comfortable as a tail

    Bokoseni Mwale - January 7, 2013
    07:17

    • It all started with the late Benny Tetamashimba

      Never Mind - January 7, 2013
      13:34

  32. NWP leaders, both politicians and traditional leaders are all cowards and they are to blame for the resource flight from the Province.

    Even the Council of Elders, including all Cultural Associations are nothing but groupings of people with no foresight.

    So what do you expect. Wait and see, Western Province will soon develop ahead of NWP because Barotse people have decided to say enough is enough.

    Chimangeni Napapaata - January 7, 2013
    07:09

  33. solwezi should remain a provincial capital until we see significant infrastructure development not in its current state because it may end up remain the same of unplanned low quality buildings, poor roads and overpopulation. people should not be just be yapping about mufumbwe or kabompo. people of NWP lets make sure solwezi is developed then latter on can moved to zambezi or kabompo.

    dr dre - January 7, 2013
    07:06

    • Soon, we shall rise against each other over the Province HQ.

      It appears there is someone specializing in causing conflict and destabilization among Zambian people.

      I agree, once the provincial HQ is moved from Solwezi, we shall lose Solwezi to Copperbelt and that will be the end of the story.

      Mark my words.

      Chimangeni Napapaata - January 7, 2013
      07:16

  34. All this tribal talk is fucking bullshit coming from short sighted buffons

    rotena julia - January 7, 2013
    06:58

  35. Sad

    Slicky c - January 7, 2013
    06:55

  36. my very honest view is that solwezi should not be the provincial capital for NWP for the following reasons:
    1- its assumption of a mining town will skew the developmental processes that could have gone to the development of the provincial city.
    2- its not the central place thus making movements for people in chavuma and zambezi very difficult.

    ine wine - January 7, 2013
    06:52

  37. Infact how can masumba be a leader when all he knoz is dancing..even if i come 4m there i realy blem thoz pipo in that area.no development is going 2b seen in NWP.

    Josephchimwaso - January 7, 2013
    06:36

    • A province where dancers are glorified, no wonder. The cry for the movement of provincial capital now ochestrated by this dancer perfectly plays into the mind of Kolwestans to move Solwezi to Copperbelt. Watch this space.

      Sway - January 7, 2013
      07:04

  38. I concur with your viewpoint.

    Honest - January 7, 2013
    06:26

  39. Can you imagine that the drivers of developmental ideas in NWP now are Masumba and the likes of Chingimbu!!!!! What do you expect from these guys who threw away principles from the time they were leaving institutions of learning by deciding to get certificates by fraud. Is Masumba a think thank????? Where is the replica of the brains of the Matokas, Mulemenas, Sakuhukas, Mbilishis Nkanzas, Nyikosas and the like???? Masumba is selling NWP to “stinking thieves” on a silver plate. Wake up guys

    Spoils at Hand - January 7, 2013
    06:23

    • North Westerners, it’s time to fight for what belongs to you. Why should you continue giving votes to thieves who are stealing from you are building universities in their home areas? Wake up!!

      REASON - January 7, 2013
      07:18

    • Humprey Mulemba come bk and reedem us!! Please!! Sondashi & Jean Kapata have gone to sleep. Peter Matoka has done his part hes tired & old.

      panono panono - January 7, 2013
      07:30

      • As a North Westerner myself, I feel we need Morden Mushala Spirit guys who will rise for what is theirs regardless of what is at stake. Am stiring the Mushala spirit into Play. Wise up!

        dweller - January 7, 2013
        09:08

        • What did Mushala achieve ?

          Kalu - January 7, 2013
          14:49

  40. true that..wish all northwesterz were thnking like me

    banyinobe something - January 7, 2013
    06:12

  41. point i think these tribal cousins are sick in mind and they need a panel beater.be like us tongas.

    zero in - January 7, 2013
    06:11

    • …interesting advice from ‘Zero in’, but what a fallacy! my advice to N/W brothers is never heed to ‘talks’ from ‘Kings who never ruled…’!

      super-b - January 7, 2013
      11:52

    • A real will will never participate in such discussions. You are wasting you time insulting tongas. I know them, they are not tribal.

      Never Mind - January 7, 2013
      13:40