The Litunga (King) of Barotseland Lubosi Imwiko ii has today appointed and installed Mr Mukela Manyando as substantive Prime Minister (Ngambela) of Barotseland.
Mr Manyando first served as the first Ngambela for Litunga Lubosi Imwiko in an acting capacity from 13th October 2000 to 16th October 2006.
The installation took place at Lealui palace today and several other indunas are expected to be appointed in the coming days to fill up vacant positions.
Mr. Mukela Manyando replaces Mr. Nyambe Mwenda who resigned as Ngambela late last year.
The appointment further consolidates speculation of a fallout between the Litunga and the Zambian government as Mr Manyando is viewed as a pro Barotseland self determination advocate having left the position in 2006 partly due to his position on the issue of self determination.
.And the new Ngambela has been told that the Kingdom was under ‘attack’ from foreigners who are determined to destroy Barotseland and has further been urged to unite the Kingdom.
The Litunga is also expected to tour all the districts of Barotseland in the coming months.