Training chiefs in 7 languages only

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Dear Editor,
TRAINING OF CHIEFS IN 7 LOCAL LANGUAGES
Firstly please withhold my name for obvious reasons.
I was shocked when I read the Post Newspaper of February, 4 on page 9
in relation to the training of Chiefs as Peace Advocates in 7 local
languages. The so called local language devil, it seems, has already
started being used as criteria in important matters.How on earth can
chiefs be trained in 7 languages only, and be peace advocates?What
peace is she talking about when she is aware that demeaning other
languages is in itself a conflict? How can you want to have my chief
hold a meeting in Chibombo and address us in Bemba, instead of
Lenje?How many will hear him passionately, and what is so special with
Bemba? Am extremely disappointed that Prof Luo is so drunk with PF’s
quest to promote Bemba,that she is deliberately ignoring the fact that
PF is igniting and rewinding tribal conflicts in our nation.I did not
take HH  for seriousness on his comments regarding this tribal issue
until now.He was so true.It is now very clear that this is PF’s
intention..to demean other languages.Let me humbly get it to you that
the writing is on the wall, and you dont seem to understand the
interpretation there of.You are dividing the nation, period, and you
will never explain away these issues from our minds, never.Now that it
is clear that the PF ball game is tribal divisions, I urge the people
of Katuba to take the By Elections seriously, dont vote for a party
whose policy is to wipe out some of our languages from Zambia. Vote
for some one who will preserve Lenje in Katuba Constituency, finish.As
for you PF, you have already lost my vote in 2016 because of Luo’s
intentions.
My appeal to the House of Chiefs Chairperson Senior Chieftainess
Nkomesha Mukamambo II
is that we have always known you to be fearless, you have always
spoken your mind on issues that affect your chiefdom…we are happy
that we have such a chieftainess. Please dont allow that nonsense in
the House of Chiefs, resist it passionately,it is a wrong thing. No
tribe is smaller than the other

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27 Responses to Training chiefs in 7 languages only

  1. kekekeke..bola yawama..we told you..!

    pompwe - February 5, 2014
    14:32

  2. Nxt PF’s muv is reduce provinces frm 10 to 7 to match th 7 languages. I wnt b amazed if tht occurs. Its tribal promition n dinishing. Sic!

    Cross - February 5, 2014
    13:50

    • There are some guys with some kind of dreaming, that they can finally impose their language as national language. This is not possible – I hope they will soon get to know that.

      The era for primitivism is gone. Even in well rounded dictatorships and autocracies such maneuvers would not hold in this age.

      This could have worked probably the time when bush wars and conquering one another were a possibility. Quite late attempt!

      In autocracies, all that is required are decrees, declarations and directives. These succeed because when one leader expires (either through death or otherwise) the successor comes from the same family line with same values and customs.

      The scenario is different in Zambia; I don’t think Zambians will welcome autocracy at this age. We are in democracy – of course some dictatorial tendencies can creep in but not outright autocracy where one may expect SATA to be succeeded by his son against people’s wish and will. Attempts of that kind can only face reasonable challenge.

      The above having been said, therefore, it implies leaders that will come after the current may definitely not share the same view as the current leader. Therefore, anything deemed wrong by the people of Zambia would thus be reversed – and right put in place by popular demand through democratic process.

      This means that such attempt would have so many challenges and their perpetrators would definitely face a great deal of challenges. There is no guarantee for success; in fact I would confidently guarantee you failure for such ideologies.

      I know we find no problem thinking in the past – this is why we can bring things like INDECO in this era. We seem not to relate our ideas to what is workable and what the current environment demands. We are quick to try and slow to think of results, repercussions and outcomes. We have difficulties relating to our environment even at international meetings we normally think we are at home. That is why we can say anything to anyone in any way and any how. This is our main problem.

      Our way of thinking is very strange; we do not seem to know what effects are caused by whatever we do. I don’t know how far our sight is. May be we are short sighted, maybe not sighted all – but definitely one of the two. Our interpretation needs much to be desired. We may be very good, but of course good at analyzing things the wrong way. This then amounts to no analysis at all. In fact lack of analysis is even better than analyzing the wrong way altogether.

      bane bonse - February 5, 2014
      14:09

  3. WHEN THE PEOPLE OF NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE DEMANDED FOR FEDERAL DECENTRALIZATION SYSTEM, YOU MOCKED THEM. JUST WAIT AND SEE. SATA IS ENSURING THAT IN ALL DISTRICTS IN THE COUNTRY, THERE IS AT LEAST TWO OR THREE BEMBAS HEADING DEPARTMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT QUALIFICATIONS.

    Mapumba fwiiii - February 5, 2014
    13:21

  4. WE TOLD YOU. A REPTILE CANNOT TURN INTO A MAMMAL WHETHER IN WATER OR ON DRY LAND.

    Mapumba fwiiii - February 5, 2014
    13:15

  5. Nkandu Luo and Sata are Bisas. So why would they want to make Bemba a national language at the expense of their own language? Be serious people.

    Kabuswe - February 5, 2014
    13:09

  6. 7 local languages will be taught in schools but why does this site only single out Bemba? In Lusaka which is for Solis, Chewa will be taught and yet that does not seem to be a problem. In Western province, Lozi will be taught at the expense of other languages and yet that is not a problem. It is only a problem when it comes to Bemba. Do I sense hatred and tribalism?

    Kasaka - February 5, 2014
    13:04

  7. Your Mukamambo is a finished PF cadre who has lost her everything.Not even a single dose of respect from her subjects as she continues to be paraded as a stranded blind beggar from Luapula.She is a good example of a scatter brain not worthy to decide anything.

    Advocate - February 5, 2014
    12:33

  8. The devil in its original khaki uniform shall manifest. Nkandu don’t display an ugly contorted heart. Spare us from this evil you are introducing. If anything goes wrong the God of our forefathers shall charcoal grill you. Chibombo is no near Bemba twakomba.

    Howard - February 5, 2014
    12:30

  9. The scheme to declare Bemba as a compulsory national language is slowly being hatched.Luapula has embarrassingly accepted it where even chiefs have abandoned their identities.Bisecting of chirundu and itezhi-tezhi was the beginning of domination.Once there is resistance then that would be a good reason to declare the most spoken as official. Apart from Luapula, Mbala,Nakonde,Mkushi,Kapiri Mposhi and Kabwe have successfully been captured knowingly or unknowingly.I hear in Lusaka Chichewa will be taught eventually giving way to Bemba. We have criminals in this government.

    Advocate - February 5, 2014
    12:23

    • The error for primitivism is gone. Even in well rounded dictatorships and autocracies such maneuvers would not hold in this age.

      This could have worked probably the time when bush wars and conquering one another were a possibility. Quite late attempt!

      In autocracies, all that is required are decrees, declarations and directives. These succeed because when one leader expires (either through death or otherwise) the successor comes from the same family line with same values and customs.

      The scenario is different in Zambia; I don’t think Zambians will welcome autocracy at this age. We are in democracy – of course some dictatorial tendencies can creep in but not outright autocracy where one may expect SATA to be succeeded by his son against people’s wish and will. Attempts of that kind can only face reasonable challenge.

      The above having been said, therefore, it implies leaders that will come after the current may definitely not share the same view as the current leader. Therefore, anything deemed wrong by the people of Zambia would thus be reversed – and right put in place by popular demand through democratic process.

      This means that such attempt would have so many challenges and their perpetrators would definitely face a great deal of challenges. There is no guarantee for success; in fact I would confidently guarantee you failure for such ideologies.

      I know we find no problem thinking in the past – this is why we can bring things like INDECO in this error. We seem not to relate our ideas to what is workable and what the current environment demands. We are quick to try and slow to think of results, repercussions and outcomes. We have difficulties relating to our environment even at international meetings we normally think we are at home. That is why we can say anything to anyone in any way and any how. This is our main problem.

      Our way of thinking is very strange; we do not seem to know what effects are caused by whatever we do. I don’t know how far our sight is. May be it we short sighted, maybe not sighted all – but definitely one of the two. Our interpretation needs much to be desired. We may be very good, but of course good at analyzing things the wrong way. This then amounts to no analysis at all. In fact lack of analysis is even better than analyzing the wrong way altogether.

      bane bonse - February 5, 2014
      13:44

      • I am correcting myself above:
        ‘error’ should read -> ‘era’

        ‘error’ was an error

        bane bonse - February 5, 2014
        13:52

      • So why yare you making all these noises? After all Sata is Bisa so how can he impose Bemba which his not even his language? This is just cheap divide and rule.

        Kasaka - February 5, 2014
        15:46

  10. Ze mukalibona kolia

    Ishee Matundwelo Litia - February 5, 2014
    10:58

  11. Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Nkomesha has lost direction now, she cant speak with authority as she used to. She is compromised.

    katuba old boys - February 5, 2014
    10:46

    • Indeed as the saying goes “you dont talk while eating.” The old lady has her mouth full and will not talk while she is chewing. This is the tragedy of a lot of our people and institutions in Zambia; chiefs, the clergy, courts, fake opposition parties, NGO, etc. They have been bribed and corrupted to a point where they have no voice any more. This is a real crisis.

      PRM - February 5, 2014
      11:01

    • I unreservedly agree with you. WHOLE HEARTEDLY! NITI FELA.

      BULOZI SAPILI - February 5, 2014
      11:04

  12. We have exaggerated and politicized the language issue in schools! To start with leave it to the MOE , they have already language specialists at the curriculum development center,What is happening is we are actually going back to the old Zambia Primary Course ZPC taught in all pre- service trs colleges , which was only disturbed with the introduction of ZIBEC, ZATEC and others, from ZPC teachers were able to advance through doing APC. Nisticol Chalimbana hosted this course very important course which enabled every teacher to be able to teach all Zambian Languages prescribed in the course. Remember that our Zambian language system is based on the 5 vowels A,E,I,O,U and from there you can add any consonant to develop words and sentences in all Zambian Languages. Politicians to enter this debate and start promoting other languages its in it self a recipe for conflict. We can not be like Tanzania where they wiped out all tribes to promote Swahili, its not possible in Zambia. Truly for my Chief to speak to me in Bemba or me to speak to the Chief in any other language is demeaning. Hon Nkandu Luo you will pay a big price for this plan you want to embark on. People are able to read your plans in advance, in the same vein you are behind the imposition scheme of the Bisa Chief to reign as Chitimukulu these are the conflicts you are starting, you are not there forever remember, you are just there to serve at an appropriate time, when time comes you will leave. Please Hon Luo dont let your activities now follow you long after you have left the public service. We would all love you to retire and live peacefully and continue to advise as an eminent person in Zambia in issues like health where you very conversant. If you were put in that Ministry strategically to achieve one thing its not a task you are trying to achieve.

    katuba old boys - February 5, 2014
    10:21

    • I agree with Old Katuba boys! Hon Luo should retire peacefully and leave a clean legacy NOT the one she has embarked on as she also did when she was in MMD where she had all BUSES painted BLUE MMD COLOUR and now her party has had to reverse that.

      Lets not be selfish in what ever we do so GOD HELP US!

      muzimai wapa Zed - February 5, 2014
      12:41

  13. Bantu Botatwe will soon agitate to go in direction of western province.

    ichongedwe - February 5, 2014
    10:07

  14. Why didn’t you take HH seriously? If your language is not one of the seven then your kids will be learning in another language while they are very young. Your language is finished. That’s the writing on the wall. That’s what PF wants to do. Much later Bemba will be deemed the supreme national language because over half the country would have been forced to learn it from a young age.

    Satanic Utterances - February 5, 2014
    10:01

    • Fear on the unknown. Bemba has been the most widely spoken local lingua franca for ages. This is just baseless hatred.

      Kasaka - February 5, 2014
      13:31

      • Kasaka. Uli chipuba. Blally basket

        Mutale Shula Mushindo - February 5, 2014
        14:58

      • Be careful how you use words my brother/sister. Chinese is spoken by close to a billion people but its not a world language. I personally do not dream of speaking Bemba because I don’t like the language. It’s closely associated with stealing, crookedness and impoliteness. I do not want my children to be taught in Bemba but in Nsenga which is my mother tongue, otherwise English is a better evil because they can use it to find work around the globe.

        Sunrise - February 5, 2014
        17:35

  15. If this is true, it needs to be challenged and rebuffed with all the contempt it deserves. Official languages my foot! If the idea of official language is misplaced to mean that other so called minor tribes should be trumped upon, then the PF have it very wrong. If anything, there is so much space for much more tribes to be included on our radio and TV space as you will notice that these media houses, especially ZNBC TV, have very little material and waste a lot of airtime showing us blank screens if they dont fill them up with dry repetitive quotes or boring background music. In most cases, they bore us with meaningless compaigns by showing us some PF politician shouting at some contractor of some sort. Each chiefdom should be allowed and let free to enjoy their cultural enheritance and practices including the speaking of their own tribe. This nonsense of wanting to force a language on other people will only cause strife and hatred in the country that is already showing signs of tribalism which the government of Micheal Sata is seemingly encouraging as evidenced from many of his appointments.

    PRM - February 5, 2014
    10:01

  16. Sure…..???? Fear no man,but GOD alone.

    spiritual eyes - February 5, 2014
    09:44

  17. Soon even debates in the house of THIEVES oh sorry chiefs will be in Icibemba

    G-string - February 5, 2014
    09:25