Former attorney general shocked by tribalism in current government

Former attorney general shocked by tribalism in current government

*Musa Mwenye SC writes*

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia has today sworn in seven Permanent Secretaries. Those sworn in are: Mr. Lennox Kalonde, Captain Davison Kabanda Mulenga, Mr. Royd Mwape Chakaba, Dr. John Phiri, Mr. Emmanuel Ngulube and Mr. Matthew Leston Ngulube.

While as we congratulate the new appointees, it appears to me that all the appointments are from Northern and Eastern provinces! This seems to be the trend now.

There is a reason why our founding fathers worked very hard to, as much as possible, appoint people from all regions and tribes of this country into government. National cohesion is still very important and no region(s) of this country should feel left out or sidelined from the governance of the nation. It is important that in making any appointments, keen attention must be given not only to tribal balancing but also to gender balancing. After all, we are supposed to be: One Zambia, One nation.

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    Gilbert 2 days ago

    When other tribes come and rule don’t for heaven’s come and cry cos Zambia is for all

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    Paul s bwalya 3 days ago

    this article is just promoting tribalism rather than help end it.Your mindset is tribal. is it that possible to be all tribes inclusive in any appointments.appointments should be on merit and not because of one’s tribe. ba watchdog naimwe stop publishing such articles because you are also just promoting tribalism. Many of us need change of government and there’s a better way of advocating for that change

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    Chakawa 1 week ago

    Why do these people want to create enmity amongst Zambians just because of tribes? Why hate innocent people from certain regions just because one guy from there is an opposition leader? Millions of people from known regions are being victimized. They are not being given positions by this government. The few who were there have been terminated and you expect us to be happy? Is it fair? This is exactly what Idi Amin practiced. To be honest, I am very angry our country is being led this route.

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    Njangwamuloty 1 week ago

    No doubt, Lungu’s tribal bigotry has fucked up this country, sooner than later, Zambia will disintegrate.

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    Maano 1 week ago

    Zambia is NOT a Meritocratic state. The Republic of Zambia is a Democratic State!!!
    It is Unconstitutional and Illegal for anybody at all to claim that they are appointing Govt Servants on merit alone!!! So to do, one has to Amend the Current Constitution from a Democratic state to a Meritocratic one.

    Besides, there are Zambians from Southern, Western, and North-Western Provinces of this Country who are equally Educated and Experienced who deserve to be Appointed. At least two of the permanent secretaries terminated from National Service come from Western Province, why not replace them with Westerners for Regional Balancing and Regional equitable Representation in Government???

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    Jay1 1 week ago

    But I think to look at tribe in any case is also just as tribal….. People commenting and the article itself is also tribal. First of all what we must look at is how capable the op pointed are. Not region of origin. Have u observed that most Zambian music has been done in bemba and nyanja….. Have you also seen that these same regions have contributed much to football…. But we have southern province with much people keeping cattle….n great great farmers too. There is no harm in appointing people from one tribe but the capability to serve is what is supposed to be important. If u say one Zambia one nation…then tribe must not matter…what matters is being zambian

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    Kansiime 1 week ago

    ECL has set up a bad precedence in this aspect of tribalism. When UPND takes over the trend will be worse, uncontrollable. Mark my words.

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    Buck Teeth Lungu 1 week ago

    PF and Lungu can get away with tribalism because there are no political consequences. The other dummy tribes continue voting for PF even as they are excluded from public service and their home areas remain impoverished. Wouldn’t you do the same when dealing with dummies? You retire them in the “national interest” and appoint your own relatives to govt positions instead. F*ck Zambia!

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    Tatilalungu 1 week ago

    U people have u  checked the new appointments which tribe is leading , pse open yr eyes , Seer 1 said  it and it looks  like someone will cry or run away in to EXile , wow l was told that the are not sleeping the don’t even no we’re to bury the MoNey or hide 

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    Loliwe 1 week ago

    Really shameful to be called a Zambian living under a mediocre and yet cruel incumbent president pretending to be a Christian president leading a mediocre nation calling themselves a useless Christian nation of segregation. Everyone can see tribalism, nepotism and corruption at every level of govenment and the church foolishly quite about this. The land of the poor, mediocre, foolish and dul. People are not what they say, they are what they do. Now you can really see who Lungu really is. Just a joke of a president and all of you will be shocked once he leaves office when you look back at what you had for a president.

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    Samlindo 1 week ago

    God fairly gave all of us brains, but the way some people who assume influential decide on their own to use those fairly God given brains destructively, God has the power to also withdraw destructive brains and expose the destruction to the public

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    Muwerewere 1 week ago

    No situation is permanent, yes Mwenya Musa is right this sort of thing has been happening for sometime now. When others are appointed to these senior govt positions there are a lot of this which accompany these positions. Influence, creation of wealth and small empires among tribesmen and close friends, influence when it comes to sharing of national resources for developmental projects. When you go round Lusaka or other places around the country. You are told that project coming up is the PS so so. There are a lot of opportunities that open up when one is appointed to these govt positions. Any way, we are spectators in our own country only God knows.

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    This is not surprising, It has been a trend in the PF government since 2011, president Says sowed the bad tribal seed which has continued unashamedly

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    Musumali Liyunga 1 week ago

    Unfortunately this is the new trend. Forget about the failed one Zambia one nation. This is why it now inevitable for us from former North Western Rhodesia to put our act together and leave the failed country called Zambia.