SATA Has Not Gazetted Chitimukulu ‘there is No Chief Chitimukulu as Far as Govt Is Concerned’

CHIEFS and traditional affairs minister Professor Nkandu Luo says President Michael Sata has not gazetted Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.
In an interview, Prof Luo said the Bemba Royal Establishment had not followed procedure leading to the enthronement of Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.
“The issue of chiefs in terms of who becomes a chief by title is based on the chiefs Act. The chiefs Act stipulates that after the selection is done by the royal establishments. They have to send these minutes to the government. After the government has examined the minutes and it is satisfied that this person qualifies, the ministry then sends them to the President,” she said. “Only the President has powers to gazette a chief, and as far as we are concerned, there is no Paramount Chief Chitimukulu, until that process is done, and it has been done for all the chiefs in Zambia with no exception.”
Nkandu_LuoProf Luo explained that the Chiefs Act stipulate that a person could only become a chief after being gazetted by the President.
“That is what our chiefs Act says. Even those of you who are saying ‘Paramount Chief Chitimukulu’, do you have evidence that he has been gazetted? He has not been gazetted. So, there is absolutely no discussion as far as I am concerned. We have to wait until such a time that the selection minutes and procedures are followed,” said Prof Luo.
And Prof Luo warned UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema against using chiefs to champion his political agendas.
She said the government did not want political leaders to use chiefs as political tools.



“We want to give them (chiefs) back the respect and we want to work with them. They are part of the governance system and they are going to be part of our development agenda and are partners in reducing rural poverty,” she said.
Prof Luo wondered why Hichilema went to pay a courtesy call on Paramount Chief Chitimukulu, whom the government had not yet recognised.
“He Hichilema is an educated man, he knows about the chiefs Act and that is why I have been quiet because I don’t even know what I am supposed to be saying. I have no documents on my table on which to make any comments on Paramount Chief Chitimukulu,” she said. “If people decide to be calling chiefs by title because they just want to fight with government or they want to politicise, that is their baby to nurse. They should not even involve us into their political agendas. We as a ministry are waiting for the minutes on the resolutions to elect Paramount Chief Chitimukulu.”

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28 Responses to SATA Has Not Gazetted Chitimukulu ‘there is No Chief Chitimukulu as Far as Govt Is Concerned’

  1. zed pa diaspora Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Why should you have restrictions on HH visiting chiefs yet SATA…was doing the same when he was in opposition. Have things changed now

    • Wanu Ngwee Reply

      September 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      ****** Pride Ba PF, that’s your DOWNFALL!!!

  2. Mouth diarrhoea Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    When ka ****** Mpezani was compaigning this foolish minister kept quite and that ka slut Nkomeshya being paraded no one condenmed. I’m loving this because the bashilubemba do not recognise Sata the thug.

  3. Allenx Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Nkandu Luo and her president must not insult the Bemba establishment.. Governments have come and gone.. It must be noted that the president has no powers to decide on who should be the chief in the bemba land.. The bashilubemba have existed from time in memorial and have always managed the affairs of the bemba pipo and the president being bemba , he must not give a blind eye to our traditions..its an insult to our traditions… Nkandu Luo must not insult our traditions..

  4. emphasiza Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    so is sata nt recognised by bashilubemba but by mpezeni nd tht pornai frm chongwe

  5. icinshikululwa Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    It is not Nkandu or Sata, but the LAW; and it must be followed.


    September 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Law is law my friend dats y its gud ukupounda coz u get 2 know what the law requires. MCS n pf just want bashilubemba 2 folo da right procedure period!

  7. mark 6 Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    sata must respect his headman, chief and Paramount Chief. Them we will recognise his roots otherwise we wont recognise him. What Law is Luo talking about bcos traditional leadership existed long before colonialism let alone independence. Therefore the govt must respect our Customs and traditions and not politicise them to suit their pettiness

  8. icinshikululwa Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Mark6; you have failed. No traditional leader shoul be given everything in his hands in the statitory country: that is comfution. Your political desperate will eat yuo one day.

  9. blabla Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    SO if no law was followed why did Sata issue state denouncing Sosala and announcing it was some other chief that wss to become Chitimukulu? This statement from Luo is just a way to try to save face following the denouncing of her and Sata by the Bemba chiefs! Feeling the heat!! You played with fire!!

  10. wena Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm


  11. icinshikululwa Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    There iz no fire to play with; Sata is president, and the law of our land allowz him to gazett any chief.

  12. wena Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm


  13. icinshikululwa Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Presidents, chiefs etc, will come and go; but the. LAW will be there. Our blovd Bembaz alwayz understan this, and they have no problem. The know who to Rule them; they know when to change gavorment, they understand timez.

  14. Voice of Reason Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 2:48 am

    This is utter nonsense from Nkandu Luo – the Bemba establishment representing the Bembas have spoken and chosen wisely who the Chitimukulu is. The Bembas therefore, have a Chitimukulu and Nkandu as Minister must ensure that his civil servants work efficiently to prepare the statute for the President to sign and thus formally be gazetted. The President is powerless in the matter and will be seen to rubber stamp the true authority that choose the Chitimukulu – he just has to rubber stamp it

    • swine Reply

      September 24, 2013 at 9:31 am

      This is the most balanced blog! Luo should just facilitate the gazetting, I agree with you in totality! This should not be politicised awee! The BRE have chosen who should be the Chitimukulu, so whether the current government does not like him or whatever, it just won’t work trust me!

  15. Regiment Chitapankwa Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Apa pena ba Sata you are off mark. Remember that us chiefs come, not by vote like yourselves, but by blood. When you say law, is it the law that allows Mpezeni to politic but bars the rest; allows Judge Chikopa to stay on in spite of public protestations; allows chief justice to be in office illegally? The law we respect fwe bashi lubemba is blind and non-selective – it knows no faces and subjects everyone equally. Since when did an egg lay a chicken?

  16. The Engineer Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 7:21 am

    All of you in support of Nkandu Luo, you are shallow minded. Tradition is tradition and it must be respected. That act does not say that the president should scriutnize the chief before he can be installed. How can you say that “before he can be gazetted” the paramount chief is just a figurehead of an already gazetted royal establishment. Should the president have his favourite candidate? The Paramouncy does not get de gazetted after the passing on of one paramount chief. PF should cut its wings and stop the trend of over controlling. This will lead to their downfall!!!!!

  17. dz Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 7:28 am

    R.E follow the Law and all these will be gone.

  18. The Engineer Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

    @ Regiment Chitapankwa, you are right. I am not Bemba but when i see a wrong, i should not keep quiet. Does the law only apply to certain sections of our society not to others? I know its something to do with nepotism. The other candidate for the paramouncy chief is where Luo comes from hence the fight to ensure that they enthrone him. huts off the Bashilubemba. Stand your ground and if they want let them take away the GRZ allowances and see if the chief will die of hunger. Viva Bashilubemba Viva!!!!!!

  19. Truthful Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Please ba Sata leave the bembas alone!

    people please please-bembas come from kasama,chinsali , mporokoso- Sata is not bemba but bisa! please!

  20. katwishi mukwai Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Sata is Bisa?!!! ba Nkandu Luo mwaya sana

  21. KAJOY Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Let traditional be traditional Ba luo mwafilwa Bu minister

  22. Mukombe Wamano Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Some people even when the go to school the still remain dull chiefs have been around before your Govt madam.

  23. qqqqqqq Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:48 am

    How can a minister called prof sink so low and raise this much dust? Eish…… Are we really in the right hands of govt.

  24. Lt col Chanda Sosala Rtd Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Luo.. leave my brother alone,I know you want your uncle to be the Paramount a Bisa…

  25. ukwalinsonke Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:59 am







  26. pompwe Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

    vimilomo atase..

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