Tuesday, 28 June 2011
United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema walks to lay a wreath on Dr Chiluba's tomb. He was one of the notable opposition political party leaders at Dr Chiluba's funeral. In the Chiluba era, Hichilema served on the body that executed the privatisation programme in Zambia.
Monday, 27 June 2011
TODAY, Zambia puts to rest one of its greatest men.
Zambia Army pallbearers are led by a candid portrait of Dr Chiluba for body viewing in Lusaka.Dr Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba has died a happy man because of the changes he brought on the face of our land.
Some people say he has died in controversy, but I do not want to agree with them because some situations are man made. In any case, I would rather ignore the man's weak points and look for opportunities in what he did best and with all his heart and energy.
Some people who are at the helm of criticising Dr Chiluba ate with him from the same plate. They claimed to be his friends. and they are actually benefitting from the very things that he fought to introduce to Zambia.
If your are in Zambia, just turn, look around and tell me whether what you are seeing cannot be attributed to the late man.
Therefore, my thought is that we should accept Dr Chiluba as a great man who was fearless. He did the unimaginable in his own right.
Monday, 25 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
This is the new look Father Frank Bwalya. Whatever he is up to or what is going on under skull remains with himself. I think it is unholy.
The Catholic priest, who is on sabatical leave is more of a politician than and NGO worker, which he promised to do when he did away with the robes last year. The red card campaign that has come to be largely associated with the opposition Patrotic front has lost steam and I wonder what Father Bwalya is plotting apart from the unwarranted and baseless attack on the Government of President Banda and everything good about it.
I am a staunch catholic but I disowned father Bwalya, Just like the Pope's envoy to Zambia Nisola Girassoli.
I think this man was a better person with a large following than where he is now.
Monday, 11 April 2011
A plaque erected at the in twin palm area of Lusaka east where houses for the defence forces will be built.
There are many of such plaques in different parts of the country bearing the name of President Banda, a sign that our (tax payers)money is at work.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
A YOUNG NGONI DANCER IN ACTION DURING THE 2011 NC'WALA TRADITIONAL CEREMONY IN CHIPATA.
The Nc'wala traditional ceremony of the Ngoni people has now passed. It actually went down at the monthend of February. The ceremony is commemorated by the Ngoni speaking people of eastern Zambia. The main dance is a war performance, which symbolises the Ngonis' escape from Shaka in South African in the 1800s. The ceremony is largely characterised by a dance of thumping feet to the ground and singing war songs by the Ngoni (impis) warriors. Paramount chief Mpezeni also sips raw blood from a cow that is brutally killed in full view of the audience, including the children and me. I had the opportunity to visit Mtenguleni park where the culture is showcased even this year. So much has been written about the ceremony over the years, but I just wanted to share with you, some images of Ngoni feet and boots (especially the lack of boots) from the ceremony.
Monday, 24 January 2011
Monday, 24 January, 2011-LUSAKA
SHOT OF THE WEEKEND
One of the interesting stories that came from the weekend include an anonymous picture of Works and Supply Deputy Minister Lameck Mangani who was captured having a drink with former Lands Minister Judith kapijimpanga. The picture was published in the Sunday Mail and Sunday Times of Zambia newspapers. One of the captions was interesting though, saying "the agenda of the meeting was not known".
Mrs Kapijimpanga is also former chairperson for lands in the ruling MMD. She defected to the opposition Patriotic Front recently alleging corruption in the MMD.
Mr Mangani and Mrs Kapijimpanga were captured at Mika Hotel in Kabulonga where the two had a meeting for over three hours. Mr Mangani earlier told the ZNBC that Mrs Kapijimpanga was her sister and that was a family meeting.
However the MMD provincial chairperson for Eastern, Western and Lusaka have condemned Mr Mangani saying the meeting had no blessing of the Head of State.
They say it was not in order for Mr Mangani to meet a member of the opposition. Mr Mangani has also been accused of meeting PF members during the MMD eastern province conference recently.
I though it would be great to share some of the news and images from the weekend.
Monday, 17 January 2011
I was at a Patriotic Front rally in Matero townshoship at the weekend. One of the prominent speakers was Lusaka businessman and Kasama central Member of Parliament Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba or just GBM. Mr Mwamba is a busy man. He kept receiving phone calls on his mobile gadget during the meeting. I was curious. I hoped as a billionare, which he claims, he would have one of the latest techonology on the market like say, an iPhone, iPad even a blackberry or such trends. And you cannot blame me for having such thoughts. It is what would come to anyone's mind immediately you experience such a situation.
The gadget he was using was a simple Nokia handheld with rubber strings to fasten the facility.
Broken and I thought some missing pieces were lost during one of his confrontations with either the wife or the latest imbroglio with hi brother's wife.
I also thought he was a humble man who does not want to "show-off" like some of the Lusaka boys do.
lets also not rule out the possibility of being technologically challenged because it is unbelievable that some of the biggest wig-wigs in the city are just struggling with the use of modern techonlogy such as computers and cell phones, apart from driving aitomatic cars.