This year’s Kuomboka will be more of a Barotse Family celebrating Independence, says the Barotse Freedom Movement, one of the key organisations pushing for the Independence of Western province from Zambia.
BFM International Affairs Secretary Shuwnga Shuwanga said at this year’s Kuomboka will be no Zambian official
‘For obvious reasons, there will be no Zambian official at this year’s kuomboka unless if Zambia officially accepts our independence before then. We may then have a ‘Northern Rhodesian’ official as one of the invited guests,’ explained Shuwanga. Shuwnga further explained that historically, Kuomboka was strictly a Barotse people’s traditional occasion.