The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) is against government’s proposal to remove some details from National Registration Cards (NRCs).

SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Chembe has described getting rid of the village and chief of one’s origin from NRCs as a great disservice to the nation’s cultural heritage.
Mr. Chembe says NRCs cannot be linked to the perceived tribalism in Zambia.

Recently President Edgar Lungu asserted plans to relook details on NRCs that have a tribal connotation as a way of fighting tribalism.



  1. Oh goodness it whether it is still there or not people still will come from provinces unless we get rid of the provinces as well and that will be interesting. But where you come from and the chief will still be passed down by families and the name itself shows where someone comes from unless for a person who is not from Zambia. Lets not introduce systems that will waste resources in the name of tribalism unless we are willing to go far ie get rid of all provinces, wards, constituencies etc and just look at Zambia as a whole. This is what we are supposed to be doing with the boundaries already there.

  2. Will it be free or they want to make more money in there pockets. We have areas requiring money than if yo ifyabupuba. Let them tell us how much it will cost.

  3. But who retire police based on tribe ? So Lungu and the they think tribalism is from opposition not of. Of stop fooling Zambians you know what you are doing on tribe issues. Don’t think that you are too smart. Look at the BOARD members at DAIRY mail and Times all from two region you never issued any statement and today you talk of NRC to remove province as if you are smart and Zambians will believe you. Please be national leader not regional Leader

  4. The chief tribalist trying to hoodwink the masses that he is fighting tribalism. Who doesn’t know that chakolwa is the architect of a higher level of tribalism comparable only to Nazi racism?