The cancellation of this year’s Kuomboka Ceremony of the Lozi people in Western Province will negatively impact on the flow of tourists into Zambia.
Speaking to MUVI TV Business News, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Effron Lungu, says incomes derived from the influx of tourists will decline as a result of not holding the famous Kuomboka Ceremony.
The Ngambela or Prime Minister of the Barotse land, Clement Sinyinda last month announced the cancellation of the ceremony citing low water levels in the Zambezi plains.
The Kuomboka Ceremony is held mainly in March when the Zambezi plains are flooded and the Lozi Paramount Chief, the Litunga is moved from his plain’s palace in Leyalui to the high land in Limulunga in Mongu.
But the real reason for the cancellation is that the Lozis are more interested in seceding.