Clarion call to people of Northwestern province

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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. ya we need good road network , shopping centres, and good schools and . I want to be part of it. I want my province to develop. So how can we get to you.?

    roskiw - January 8, 2013
    22:28

  2. These MPs from North Western and Western provinces are too quiet.where is Dr Situmeko Musokotwane, Pro Lungwangwa, Nathaniel Mubukwanu, Inonge Wina, Dr kaingu and others. It is shameful that bad things are happening and they are queit in Makeni where they live.

    Namusunga - January 8, 2013
    22:09

  3. Lawyer, you must be very ignorant! During the time that Mwanawasa was President, didn’t Luapula and Northern provinces support PF? Did Mwanawasa deny them development? Wasn’t his vice president from a province that rejected him? Please leave your ignorance in your bedroom, don’t display it in public.

    Kaluluma - January 8, 2013
    21:51

  4. WHY NOT IF COPPERBELT DEVELOPED BCOZ OF THE COPPER MINES OFWHICH NWP DID NOT BENEFIT ANYTHING AS PART OF ZAMBIA SO WE NEED AN UNEVERSITY A MODERN FOOTBALL STADIUM ETC FOR OUR COPPER OK

    WAMI - January 8, 2013
    21:20

  5. Brilliant idea! This is what we want to hear. For us in the diaspora, how do we get in touch with you Mr. Satetela Kaluluma. We have ready to go ideas, so please, please let me know your contact. Thanks for the initiative man!

    blago - January 8, 2013
    21:02

  6. Northwest Development Foundation is indeed overdue. This is what we want to hear. For us in the diaspora how do we contact you Mr. Satetela Kaluluma. We have ready to go ideas that can transform NorthWest within 2 years. Please, Please let me know how to contact you. We have brilliant ideas! Mark my words, within 2 years NorthWest can be transformed.So please let me know how to get in touch with you.

    blago - January 8, 2013
    20:54

  7. If the call to mobilise people from my province to initiate developmental activities to develop their province or demand a fair share of the national cake would be regarded as treason, then this is the cause I am prepared to die for!

    Kaluluma - January 8, 2013
    20:53

  8. Mr Kaluluma you are right my brother, but that is not the correct way we can resolve the problem.One of the best ways is to find some good platform and discuss the those issues with relevant people or stakeholders such as MPs regardless of the political parties they belong to,chiefs,Headmen etc.

    Kayalula - January 8, 2013
    20:29

  9. Go to uk and see how many kolwestans ar there, u wl b suprised, i can see, u ar trying revolution but wait a bit even a week and u wl see what wl happen to u, ur jst too careless, just campaign had and be elected mp then minister and make n/wp a paradise. Watch yo lingua boy?

    Kalembe kafyuke - January 8, 2013
    20:07

    • What wrong has he done?

      bufi - January 8, 2013
      20:47

  10. We are ready to join hands! we are graduates now because we come from NWP we are not promoted.There is no way in which our beautiful province contributes so much to the national treasury but our province is backwards and its learned people are not in sound jobs only the monkeys in maize field enjoying the wealth of our land. This has to be the beginning of an end! Let Mushala spirit live on!

    muye - January 8, 2013
    20:00

  11. Wat do u expect 4rm a rprsntetive like Taima, Masumba, Muchima, sayifwanda, katuka or Mulusa. The chaps ar dull. Wat can they say in parliament. Young pipo it doesnt mater weather u hv mney or not. Lets arange our Education Credantials & chalange these guys. They ar sleeping. Do they enjoy driving in their Cnstituencies? No wonder they ar ever in Lusaka. U put a Chap like Kayekesi as Dc Mlnga wth qualfctions in Social Wek. My foot. The chiefs in Solwezi ar mute coz they give them mney by Kansanshi while the ka road in the Boma is like an elephant pasage. Look at the way roads hv bn done is Western. Its becoz they spoke. Lets do wat it takes to stop ths unfairness. They cant stop calling u Nyamazayi even wen wealth is coming frm NWP. Our representatives ar dosile, they ar just fatening their Asses. Hiya Nyinsu.

    Mutombu Kabunji - January 8, 2013
    19:49

  12. Guys blaming govt on some developmental projects in certain areas and NW province in particular is lack of being objective! Am right now in solwezi but the town has nothing to write about cause the economic activities can’t be married to the infrastructure development! The council has failed to plan for the provincial capital yet they have been collecting billions in councils levies from the mines! There is traffic in town coz all the cars can only go in and out of Solwezi through a small single road in central business area. Council has failed to plan for solwezia, how can they enforce direction in districts?

    ndtyulo - January 8, 2013
    19:43

    • The council has a plan. Please understand that, the development has been too sudden. You cant just start making roads where there buildings so suddenly. There is a new town coming which will be away from the old one. It is the only sensible way. Many towns in Zambia are also just made of one street. The proble was KK. Its not a new one.

      The council should be blamed for not cleaning the town. No excuse for this.PF has been in power and has failed to make sure Solwezi is clean, despite appoiting their provincial ministers.

      If PF was smart, they should have immediately taken advantage and clean up the town, to show that they are not like MMD. But there no different!

      bufi - January 8, 2013
      21:01

  13. U will find kolwestans every where u go in zambia.they have turned solwezi into a bemba speaking area.

    Umuntu mubi. - January 8, 2013
    19:42

    • Which is ok.They found NWners confused to pick on 1 suitable language but failed.Self centeredness!

      Lawyer - January 8, 2013
      19:46

  14. NW is Zambia.You can not compare it to Lusaka which is also in Zambia.Kolwestan also belong to Zambia where NW is.Do not be so dull.

    Lawyer - January 8, 2013
    19:40

    • As I said, you have a learning problem. Is it wrong to compare towns within the same country?

      bufi - January 8, 2013
      20:50

  15. The reason you have been sidelined all along is because for sure you never were educated! it is now that it has dawned especially after mixing with the notoriuos bembas.At least you can find bemba in the main town, being spoken!
    Coming to being sidelined with regard to being not picked for appointments, my friend, u were always in opposition”foolish enough”.how can u expect soup when u have put an empty pot on fire?Let more support the ruling Gvt, not necessarily PF.Look at the clever Lambas.

    Lawyer - January 8, 2013
    19:30

    • Dull lawyer! When did Lambas become clever when they have equally been sidelined for so long on their own province, copperbelt, whereby Kolwestans are even busy claiming ownership. Lambas are only found in village-distrists like Maisaiti and Lufwanyama on the copperbelt. Do your research well my man!

      muye - January 8, 2013
      22:04

    • Lawyer, i dont blame u coz the first Case u handled was wen ur Mther got divorced by ur stepfather.

      Mutombu Kabunji - January 9, 2013
      16:50

  16. Now the people in N/W.P, this wi when you are waking up, where were you when we were trying to put Kabinga Pande for MMD, non of us went to the convention in Kabwe, now MMD, PF is under one umbrella of same people in different skin.

    It is not that there no people who educated, they are there, but we do not support ourselve, we like to take from each other. Now is the time we sholud rally behind Kabinda Pande and surround him with wise mand women to see back in the State House. On the High commissioner, you are wrong, we have a Lunda in Canada as High Commissioner former Permanet Secretary, in short the kolwes are more in power and because you are not proud of your own tribe when you are in cobberbelt, speak your languange, produce more music in local languange, how many people from north western are on youtube Zambia music, Youtube is a free media.
    I am from North western province, I am challeging you brothers and sister to stand up and be educated. Education is the key. You cannot be a president is you a just a diploma holder, let u be back to school and do our best and sensitise our local people in rural areas to take children to school and no early marriage.

    Mwisho - January 8, 2013
    19:30

  17. boratse @ work tomorow it wil be tongas.

    africa - January 8, 2013
    19:22

  18. Ndati, it is about time.this province has a lot of potential, abalimi boonse balayandika

    Auto pilot - January 8, 2013
    19:20

  19. My comment?

    Auto pilot - January 8, 2013
    19:16

  20. About time! This province has a lot of potential.tuyanda balimi abalo!

    Auto pilot - January 8, 2013
    19:10

  21. Hope Masumba wont be involved dat foolish boy with no calibre is destroying our province .With fake Diplomas hes trying to please his masters so that they forget about his forged papers by destroying his own pipo the likes of Muchima,batata ba Pande,katuka,Kakoma.These have got hearts for NWP .Masumba shud not be entertained .The moron doesn’t even know 1+1=50 in hz mind.Dull minister .ZAMBIA TWASEBANA

    Besa TETA - January 8, 2013
    18:55

  22. twayenu tulinungenu kajila wahya mukanwa katunga wuswa wu kolako its time for action plz people of nw. i am rd to fight mushala is not deid it is a mater of time and i think this is the wright time for action

    lunda - January 8, 2013
    18:39

  23. MR. KALULUMA WE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF NWP SOIL WE ARE READY TO RISE TO OCCASSION GIVE US MORE DETAILS ADRESSES HOW WE SHOULD JOIN AND TEAM UP IN THIS ASOCIATION. ZAMBIA NEEDS TO HEAR OUR STRONG, UNITARY VOICE AS NORTH WESTERNERS. TWASANTA BA MWINSHO. HOW DO WE JOIN?

    Wisdom - January 8, 2013
    18:34

  24. The future of Northwestern is very bright. Not even Lusaka will compare in the next 30 years. Watch us!!

    bufi - January 8, 2013
    18:06

    • NW is in Zambia so all Zambian are supposed to rejoice!what makes u think the wealthy of NW is for NWner only?Do not think inside the box Hidiot

      Lawyer - January 8, 2013
      19:43

      • So when you insult Northwestern you want us to be alone. When we win then we are together? Stupid idiot. Be consistent and we shall welcome you. The spelling is idiot not hidiot. Learn a little manners.

        bufi - January 8, 2013
        20:41

      • You have a school problem. Have you been excluded? Stop insulting wrongly – I mean dont use wrong spelling when insulting, you may end up insulting yourself!

        bufi - January 8, 2013
        20:45

    • Copper is allover in zambia my brother. in 30 years their will be holes of copper mines in NW. and you cant bost over diminishing resources

      Kalabo is my Village - January 8, 2013
      21:28

      • I dont blame ur dullness. Its ur parents who took u to comunity school.

        Mutombu Kabunji - January 9, 2013
        20:17

  25. Just put up your contact details here and we shall join forces. Together we shall conquer the enemy of North-Western. If it means by force, we shall go by that!!! The world has alot people interested in our resources from NW, so that is the starting point in case of recruitment…….

    Mpumalanga - January 8, 2013
    18:04

  26. Mukiko zatenu na ngolo chikuma kuma. Limbo lyetu katweshi kuyandako ngana.

    Zangi ya Kalunga kuhili. Zatenu mwane.

    Aneba balongo bonse bukai.

    Nga website ijipi?

    Mu - January 8, 2013
    18:01

  27. thats a brilliant idea, north-western has been overlooked for long enough, great to see the province taking matters into its own hands and define it’s own future!

    lima kayuma - January 8, 2013
    17:58

  28. Well, you may have a cause to complain and to form the association. However, I hope it won’t end up a conduit pipe for abuse by politicians who will bribe you and enrich you as an individual rather than developing N/Western Province. Let’s work hard to develop our country.

    Mubanga - January 8, 2013
    17:57

    • Sense.

      Mutombu Kabunji - January 8, 2013
      20:05

  29. This is bull…

    Nojou - January 8, 2013
    17:51

    • Are you introducing yourself as Bull something? Cant get your logic Bull.

      bufi - January 8, 2013
      18:08

    • I meant to say are you Mr Bullshit?

      bufi - January 8, 2013
      18:10

    • Yes Bull, we are still waiting to hear from you.

      Bonzo - January 8, 2013
      18:16

      • Good evening Mr. Bull. How are you?

        Howling Wofl - January 8, 2013
        19:53

        • Yaba, arrow went to wrong blogger. Its meant for Mr. Bull

          Howling Wofl - January 8, 2013
          19:55

    • Why?bcoz its not about Political Fools its bull.!wat a cadre!

      The thinker. - January 9, 2013
      07:05

  30. Hear hear hear hear, ivwa ivwa ivwa ivwa, tiya tiya tiya tiya, unvwa unvwa unvwa unvwa. Its our time let go enough is enough, its now or never please lets forget about our tribal conflicts from now own and fight as one people of North Western Province. Thats the only way we can win this war.

    Donchi Kubeba - January 8, 2013
    17:46

  31. Please contact us on northwestdevelopmentfoundation@yahoo.com. We expect prominent people from the province such as Hon. Kavindele, Dr. Sondashi, Dr. Kanganja, Prof. Chinsembu,all the MPs, Chilufya Kazenene, Elizabeth Kalenga, Chovu chovu brothers, Mr. Chikoti to be the first ones to respond to this call. This is movement is non partisan, we simply want to be considered as equal citizens of this nation.

    Kaluluma - January 8, 2013
    17:40

    • chikoti is nothing nanweba, what has council of elders done???

      Bamwine - January 9, 2013
      06:42

  32. I hope you will not end up behind bars like the Barotse!! However, I sympathise with you…due the hordes of sellouts from N/Western province. You have three official languages, but none is prominently spoken in the country! Why is it so??

    Senama - January 8, 2013
    17:38

    • Are you so dull, which other province has 3 languages spoken on ZNBC?

      Wisdom - January 8, 2013
      18:28

      • this does not attract insults but its an observation

        Bamwine - January 8, 2013
        19:24

  33. Mushala formula is Coming in an advanced way. Thts all we can do. Enough is enough. Nyihin,ga yawu Muna.

    Mutombu Kabunji - January 8, 2013
    17:36

  34. You belong to zambia just go and compete with the rest of zambians if you want you can form a party for pilitics zambians are every where in zambia dont think of aprovince think zambia

    nshilimubemba - January 8, 2013
    17:34

  35. We the people of barotseland do, by default, give u massive support. But remember u must be strong and united luvale kaonde lunda chokwe! God bless u

    lozi warrior - January 8, 2013
    17:31

  36. You keep killing louse in darkness President Sata told you earlier on. You do not matter to us Bembas that won the PF. Take your Jean Kapata and we will still win. Who told you that you need ambassadorial positions by the way? Are you part of the family tree? Or are you civilised like Masebo’s Son or GBM’s daughter or indeed Ba president’s former Secretary? The answer is no. You will Embarass government abroad! Kashi muashani imwe? Come to Lusaka and clean our Roads. That is what is better for you. lol

    Mutale - January 8, 2013
    17:31

  37. Beg with respect bcos you never voted for this government. We gave you candidates but you voted for non so join the que..

    bluedon - January 8, 2013
    17:24

  38. 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

    kinga - January 8, 2013
    17:19

  39. That foundation needs to be revolutional, youth power should of the essence. Our loyal highnesses are a let down especially in the areas where mining is taking place. Our youth rights and children future first!!! Place contacts for the foundation its long awaited bwana!!!

    rb - January 8, 2013
    17:07

  40. Please let us know your e-mail address,mobile phone number etc.,so that we can inform others who hail from North-western province.
    Remember that it is very important to publicize the association in the print and electronic media.
    The committee should reflect the entire ethnic mix of North-western province i.e. Luvale,Lunda,Kaonde,Luchazi,Mbunda,Lamba etc to avoid marginalization;sub-committees for those North-westerners residing outside North-western province must be formed.

    From:-
    Chivunda Samusungwa.
    Lusaka.

    Chivunda Samusungwa - January 8, 2013
    17:05

  41. Now the official language in solwezi is kolwestan. Burn one of them and u will see how fast they flee

    mwima - January 8, 2013
    17:02

    • rubbish.every person has the right to speak the language of his choice.how about white people,which language do they use?can they be asked to speak Kaonde?

      Lawyer - January 8, 2013
      19:36

  42. Time to rise up North Westerners please. Make that organisation legal and champion the development of the province.

    I support the article!!

    Postman - January 8, 2013
    17:01

  43. God’s existence is beyond doubt and He created all men.”And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth”
    Acts 17:26.

    Honest - January 8, 2013
    16:54

    • How can you be so sure of the existence of God without proof? I do not believe in any god. Prove it then I shall be a believer. THERE IS NO GOD. Mr Kaluluma is doing the right thing in organising people to fight for their rights and to vote wisely at the next general elections.

      anyaprawo - January 8, 2013
      17:16

      • @anyaprawo. God is like a naked live electirity cable. You find out at your own peril whether there is any danger in touching it. So you will find out when you die whether God exists or not.

        Bonzo - January 8, 2013
        18:14

      • yOU FIRST PROOVE THERE IS NO gOD, THEN I WILL FOLLOW SUIT

        ukwa - January 8, 2013
        20:30

  44. these pipo seen 2b together with the borotse.looking @ de 2 statement dat has come frm n/w.some1 can connect.and dats the way the pipo frm barotse stated.they stated with develoment and look at want the are demanding.

    africa - January 8, 2013
    16:48

  45. Sense my Brth, sense. Well analysed. Lets work together. Awa anyinsu anasupi nakashi. I mean look at the town solwezi. The ka road & all the delapidation. Its a pity Satana cant even apreciate 1 jean kapata. Nyihin,ga yawu they ar forgeting Cooper comes 4rm there. Even the chiefs ar dspnting. They ar so mute. One of these days copper Wont leave Lumwana or Kansanshi. Nyikotu yenu Muna.

    Mutombu Kabunji - January 8, 2013
    16:36

  46. we are ready for the task pls put up the contacts and the place were we can find the offices arise pipo of northwestern province we only hope that we will not end up lyk the council of elders.viva nw

    poko ya kayombo kakutemba - January 8, 2013
    16:31

  47. Now you are talking. You people in our language we say “kanyike nge mwa hona ku lila mwa fwila zala mu ngoji.

    Spoils at Hand - January 8, 2013
    16:25

    • IVWA LUVALENYI .

      JUDGE CHIKOPA - January 8, 2013
      17:04

    • Ngolo kuvathu, ndzili kuvantu!!!

      rb - January 8, 2013
      17:10

  48. You accept being bullied and even feel shy to speak your language in public outside NWP.time is now to make yourselves known to the rest of the country

    Mr Kiss - January 8, 2013
    16:20

    • worse off u go to shoprite and other shops in solwezi u ask for things in Bemba!!! why not our sweet kaonde, lunda or Luvale. I hate such pipo, serious uncivilisation!!!
      Taxi and bus operators ONLY communicate in Bemba even when they are indigenous northwesterners! Wake up guys, mwakulanjisa lifuchi!!!

      rb - January 8, 2013
      17:15

  49. Don’t cry we are not behind . To be humble is more difficult than being clever .

    Kabulonga square - January 8, 2013
    16:05

  50. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SIDE LINED US FOR A LONG TIME. STARTING FROM ONE CALLED KK . NORHWESTNERS RAISE AND ACT

    prince - January 8, 2013
    16:02

    • u have always supported the opposition. how can the ruling gvt appoint u?for sure u re buttocks

      Lawyer - January 8, 2013
      19:32