News Editor, Barotseland Post. Video Report by Zambia’s Prime Television News
Mukela Manyando, blanketed, is the new Barotseland Prime minister
Barotseland has a new Ngambela (Prime Minister) installed by His Majesty the Litunga, King of Barotseland, Lubosi Imwiko II, on Thursday, January 17, 2019.
And the Barotse Royal Establishment, BRE, has vowed that Barotseland will never vanish from the face of the earth until God Almighty returns.
Mukela Manyando’s installation as Barotseland’s new premier in the nation’s administrative capital, Lealui, followed the unceremonious resignation of Ngambela Nyambe Mwenda who resigned sometime in October last year citing personal family reasons.
Mr Mukela Manyando, who served as the last substantive Prime Minister of Barotseland under the reign of King Ilute Yeta IV and also as the first Ngambela for Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II in an acting capacity from 13th October 2000 to 16th October 2006, comes back to the BRE amidst wide expectations for the implementation of Barotseland self-determination.
What is not clear though is whether the BRE and the Independence activists are indeed seeking the same type of self-determination for Barotseland, as it would appear that while the BRE seek self-determination within the confines of the unitary state of Zambia, the people aspire for self-determination outside of Zambia - total independence.
Meanwhile, BRE Induna Imbwae and Induna Ingangwana took turns advising the newly installed Premier to unite all the people of Barotseland and defend the country from interlopers who wish to obliterate the nation of Barotseland from the face of the earth!
The Induna Ingangwana stressed that since the unitary state of Zambia was formed by the signature of the three state entities of Northern Rhodesia, Barotseland and Great Britain, there was no way one party (Zambia) would unilaterally decide to annul that agreement unless the three signatories sat to undo what was done then.
The Induna said this in an apparent reference to Zambia’s manoeuvres to oppress and suppress Barotseland and further advised the new Prime Minister to defend Barotseland and ensure that she is given her equitable share of national development from the central Zambian government.
Here below is the video report of the installation ceremony as compiled by Zambia’s Prime TV news desk with English subtitles.
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