COMRADES:
LET ME NOW ADDRESS TRIBALISM AN UGLY VICE WHICH IS STALKING EVERYONE AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO MEAN WELL FOR THIS COUNTRY. THERE IS URGENT NEED TO NIP IN THE BUD TRIBALISM OR TRIBAL SENTIMENTS BEFORE THEY ESCALATE TO UNCONTROLLABLE LEVELS.

OUR FORE-FATHERS NOT ONLY FOUGHT AGAINST COLONIAL RULE, BUT THEY ALSO FOUGHT FOR A UNITED ZAMBIA UNDER THE MOTTO “ONE ZAMBIA, ONE NATION”.

AFTER MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE, AND AFTER MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY, FORTIFIED BY TRIBAL INTERMARRIAGES AND CO-EXISTENCE, IT IS SADDENING THAT WE CONTINUE TO HEAR OF TRIBAL SENTIMENTS BEING PERPETRATED ESPECIALLY IN THE POLITICAL ARENA.
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND IS RETROGRESSIVE FOR EVERY PROGRESSIVE MIND ASPIRING TO TAKE ZAMBIA TO GREATER HEIGHTS IN ITS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA.

YES! ZAMBIA BEING A DEMOCRACY GUARANTEES PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES FREELY AS PROVIDED FOR IN OUR CONSTITUTION. HOWEVER, IN DOING SO, IT CALLS FOR EVERY ONE OF US TO EXERCISE ABSOLUTE RESPONSIBLITY IN A MANNER THAT DOES NOT INJURE OUR INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERS OR THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.

INDEED, IN A COUNTRY OF ABOUT 17 MILLION PEOPLE DEMOCRACY CAN AT TIMES BE NOISY, MESSY, AND ARGUMENTATIVE, BUT WE MUST NEVER LOSE OUR SENSE OF FAMILY, RESPONSIBILITY AND PATRIOTISM TOWARDS OUR NATION AND THE ENTIRE ZAMBIAN FAMILY!

THEREFORE, I WISH TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO URGE YOU MEMBERS OF THE PF AND THE ENTIRE LEADERSHIP TO DESIST FROM TENDENCIES WHICH PROMOTE TRIBALISM. YOU SHOULD BE IN THE FOREFRONT TO SPEAK AGAINST TRIBALISM AND NOT TO PERPETRATE IT. UNDER MY LEADERSHIP, I WILL NOT CONDONE PERPETRATORS OF TRIBALISM IN THE PARTY.

WE SHOULD NOT VIEW OURSELVES AS THIS ONE COMES FROM TRIBE A OR B, BUT WE ARE ALL ONE, AND OUR DNA IS PATRIOTIC FRONT AND ZAMBIAN.

SIMILARLY, I WISH TO MAKE A MORAL CALL TO ALL OUR PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO ENSURE THAT WE STREGNTHEN THE UNITY IN ZAMBIA BEYOND TRIBE, GENDER, RACE, POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS PERSUASIONS.

ALL POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS IN ALL THE POLITICAL PARTY STRUCTURES IN ZAMBIA HAVE A HIGHER MORAL OBLIGATION IN THIS REGARD.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Why is it that this tribalism is championed by people from Luapula and Northern Province. They started it, championed it and are still sustaining it. Of course in 2015 people from Eastern Province were being pushed by Rupiah and Panji to join it through wako no wako yet ECL does not come from there. He does not even know his home village.

  2. Let these sentiments be faithful and consistent for a progressive country. What the president has said and from the bottom of his heart should be embraced with and taken into action. After this presidential sentiment and if genuine, nobody whether said in cousinship or enmity among the Zambian people should never be entertained any more. If cousins are going to continue joking with each other with tribal remarks or any form, let such interactions be a bedroom issues as they interact in physical presence.

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