Editor General, Barotseland Post
One of the important manifestations of effective and good leadership is consistency of word and action. Assuming that the article which appeared on the Barotse National Freedom Alliance (BNFA) website was an accurate account of what transpired during the visit to Siikalo Kuta by the Zambian Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Hon. Nkandu Luo, then it means we can now boldly declare that Barotseland’s long-awaited freedom has finally arrived. In the meantime, we just have to work towards our Independence Day.
It was fulfilling and pleasing to note the reported words said to the Minister by Indunas Inete and Mutwaleti, as well as Mr. Go-Brown Kayuwa Kashumba, regarding the point we have now reached on the road towards the realization of Barotseland’s liberation. What the three honourable and distinguished Sons of the Soil said to the Minister brought a tear of hope, happiness, joy, satisfaction and fulfillment to my heart. As I read the article by Muyunda Makala and Mwananyandi Mukunyandela I momentarily became lost for words and, in exasperation, all I could hear my disobedient mouth blurt out were the words: “Barotseland’s freedom has finally arrived.” Going forward, all that Siikalo Kuta needs to do is to religiously reiterate the same position to whoever visits Namuso. Frankly, this was the moment we have all been waiting for; the moment when Namuso echoes and champions the aspirations and wishes of the people of Barotseland.
I have a dream,a free Barotseland shall soon be realized,it is a dream rooted in the Barotse dream.
I have a dream,one day our nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; "we will hold these truths to be self evident because human beings are created equal."
One day our captors who are sent to rule over us will be no more in Barotseland,one day we will not be promoted to junior positions,only when we insult our parents and dishonour them! And then lose the posts after a job well done. One day we will not be threatened with arrests and threatened with treasonable charges for expressing our political views.
Please publish this as my warning to UPND youths as well as a reminder to every Murotse. Thanks you.
"I am sorry but the UPND Youths are proving a to be bunch of useless buffoons that have for more than four terms failed to make government in their country, Zambia. Why do you want to hoodwink the public into believing that Barotseland is part of your country and go to the extent of buying poor taxi drivers and claim a 'thunderous welcome' shame on you.
Greetings to you all.
Thanks a lot for your article on the subject referred above. Please find herein my submission regarding the topic.
First and foremost I still find this insolence of Zambia indeed and quite nerve-wracking. As things stand now it is useless for Zambia to talk about the matter on our behalf because of the following observations:
Contained herein are my personal views and not representative of any group. Please forward my views to BRE concerning the subject which I feel should be debated with a heart of Barotseland people at grassroots.
What is World Heritage?
World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
Kindly allow me space in our Barotsepost to air my views.
Malozi shaa, this move of enlisting the Barotse Plains as a world heritage site is simply nonsensical and very much ill-conceived. It does not sit well with me at all and I believe, this is or may be the case with many well-meaning descendants of Barotseland. It will not, in anyway, add value to what we are doing for ourselves already and let alone, to the beautiful libala la Bulozi.