Vincent Mwale says it’s unparliamentary to mention Barotseland in Zambian parliament

Vincent Mwale

Chipangali Member of Parliament and Minister of Infrastructure Development Vincent Mwale Tuesday afternoon raised a point of order in parliament to stop Sikongo constituency lawmaker Mundia Ndalamei from mentioning ‘Barotseland’ and argued that the word was unparliamentary.
Mwale claimed that Hon Ndalamei was not in order to say that the PF government had promised to honour the Barotseland Agreement because what is there is Western Province.
‘Madam Speaker, is the honourable member of parliament for Sikongo in order to say that the PF government promised Barotseland Agreement knowing very well that a ruling has been made in this house that in this country we have Western Province and not Barotseland, I need your serious ruling,’ Mwale said.
In her ruling, First Deputy Speaker of parliament Catherine Namugala reserved her ruling to allow her to research on the matter.
But Monze Central parliamentarian Jack Mwiimbu rose on another point of order and wondered if the executive members were in order to have been referring to the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) in the past seating of the house and asked if mentioning the ‘Barotse Royal Establishment’ was also unparliamentary.
Mwiimbu’s point of order was however not sustained because a decision had already been taken by the chair to reserve ruling on the earlier point of order.

Late last year, hon. Ndalamei was again stopped from referring to ‘Barotseland’ by the Second Deputy Speaker Mwimba Malama who claimed that there was no Barotseland which can be referred to officially in parliament.

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    Nyambe the Hero 1 week ago

    Check his CV. Mwale is barely educated and knows very little about history.

    He isn’t even fit to be a minister. He is only a Rupiah puppet.

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    ngana 1 week ago

    Mwale is a small boy, he is not qualified to talk about Barotseland issues. He does not even know what it means for an issue to be unparliamentary. Nanga ni Barotseland Ya’nyoko iwe ka Mwale?

    THE BAROTSE NATIONAL ANTHEM ACCORDING TO HYMN NO. 222 (UNITED CHURCH OF ZAMBIA – SEFULA) Composed in 1918. The Lochner Concession of June 1890(see photo of Lewanika and Lochner)
    The Lawley Concession(A) of June 1898
    The Barotseland – NorthWestern Rhodesia Order- in – Council of 1899
    Concession B of 1900
    Concession Agreement of August 11,1909
    The Northern Rhodesia Order- in- Council of 1911, which amalgamated North Eastern Rhodesia and Barotseland North-Western Rhodesia into Northern Rhodesia.
    The Northern Rhodesia Oder-in-council of 1924(British Govt Rule take over from B.S.A.C)
    The Barotse Fund ordinance Act of 1925 , in terms of which a special Fund was established to finance the running of Barotseland Government
    The Barotse Native Authority Ordinance and Barotse Native Courts Ordinance, both of 1936
    Special Order-in-council of 1953
    Sections 57 and 80 of the Northen Rhodesia Order-in-council of 1962, and sections 59 and 112 of the Self -Governing Constitution of 1963, which both affirms and recognizes Barotseland as a separate state within Northern Rhodesia; and
    The Zambia Independent Act and the Zambia independent Order of 1964 which gave recognition to the Barotseland Agreement of 1964.

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    Alice 1 week ago

    I am not surprised, Mwale is not fit to talk about Barotseland, he is very ignorant,. We want to educate Mwale that without Barotseland, Mwale could have been sitting in Nyasaland discussing village concept. The National Assembly of Zambia were was talking rubbish was built using funds from the Native Bank of Barotseland, ask Guy Scott. For the Information of Mwale, Barotseland is the other half of Zambia, including Lusaka and the Copperbelt upto Luangwa Bridge.

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    MUFUZ 1 week ago

    its our parents at BRG to blame not him.

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    Chief Maondo 1 week ago

    When was Mwale born? He’s a child as far as Barotse matters are concerned.