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"Cheke means Glowing Light Out of Darkness"
The Association was borne out of attempts by some concerned Mbunda Speaking people in the 1940s along the line of rail. It formally existed in 1956 as Mwondo under the Chairmanship of Mr. Kalimbwe. Later in the 1960s it was changed to be Mbunda Cultural Writers' Association. It started to produce a magazine called Kapila kamuthzimba Tako. In 1981 on 27th September the Association was renamed Mbanja this was at a meeting that took place in Monze.
Later in the same year on 17th and 18th October, at a meeting that took place at the late Mr. Gabriel Mulyata's house in Lusaka the Association yet again was renamed Cheke Cultural Writers' Association and its first Constitution was drafted and endorsed. With the Constitution in place, the same was officially registered in 1982. It started to produce a magazine called Likalavandhtzi lya Mufuko.
On 16th August 2007 at a Meeting that took place at the House of Dr. Rosemary Ndonyo, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Ndandula Libingi, the Association yet again changed its name from Cheke Cultural Writers' Association to almost what it was in the 60s to 80s, Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association. The effecting of these changes with the Registrar of Societies was done on 13th February 2008 and a new certificate issued.
This change was necessitated by shift in the Association's vision from just writing about the history to also revive, preserve, promote and protect the Culture and affairs of all the nine chiefs of the seven dialects of the Mbunda Speaking People Group. This entails organizing and holding cultural gatherings, to this end execute programmes relating to Official Representation and Custodian of traditional music, makithi, oracles, myths, oral and written records of the Mbunda People Group.
In the pursuit of it's programmes and activities the Association shall at all times conduct its affairs within the framework of its constitution and the Laws and Regulations of the Government of the Republic of Zambia. Admittance to the Association is open to all Mbundas and is conferred through payment of membership fees. The Association is nonpolitical and supports the Government of the day.
1). To revive, preserve, promote and protect from foreign influences, the cultural heritage and traditions of the Mbunda speaking peoples in totality by carrying out research, into the history of the Mbunda and to disseminate such information to the Mbunda people.
2). To provide direction, guidance and promote the participation by the said people group in all such cultural activities throughout Zambia as may be in the interest of the Nation and conducive to the development and enrichment of the Nation's cultural life generally.
3). To be the Official Representative and Custodian of traditional music, makithi, oracles, myths, written and unwritten, records of the Mbunda People Group.
CCMCWA, currently enjoys support from all nine (9) Mbunda chiefs in Zambia, and give unequivocal respect and support to Traditional Institutions in their respective palaces and chiefdoms. CCMCWA's role in relation to the Mbunda chiefdoms is advisory. Cheke Cha Mbunda drives its authority from its constitution and the AGM as its highest organ. Being an Association and because of the high respect given to the various Chiefdoms, the chiefs have no control over or participate in the day-to-day running or implementation of the Association's policies, objectives and programmes. They thus do not issue directives to the Association's elected office bearers. Consequently, they do not, severally or individually, issue statements or write instructions or requests using Cheke Cha Mbunda stationery. It is a constitutional right of every Mbunda to form any organization of his or her choice, whether political or otherwise to champion his/her objectives. However, it is wrong to use a legally constituted body corporate like Cheke Cha Mbunda which has different objectives to pursue such different aspirations.
In this regard Cheke Cha Mbunda disassociates itself from recent pronouncements in the Zambian media regarding establishment of ethnic governance structures purporting to represent the Mbunda people using CCMCW stationery and logo. Establishing ethnic governance structures of all the Mbunda people requires consensus from all the Mbunda chiefs, which, to Cheke Cha Mbunda's knowledge, has not been obtained. Therefore, anyone found speaking for the Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association apart from the legally elected office bearers, whose names have been duly filed by way of a return with the Registrar of Societies or using stationery will be impersonating Cheke Cha Mbunda and appropriate legal action will be taken by the Association against such a one.
It is therefore the obligation of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in Lusaka to re-establish Provincial, District and Branch Committees through membership renewal exercise, which will enable the Association to revive the programmes which were curtailed in 2013.
Over the years the Association has progressed though slowly but surely and has managed to achieve the following;
● Published the first ever History book of the Mbunda Speaking Peoples
in 1994 in English.
● The book was translated in Mbunda Language and was published in
August 1998. It was launched in Kaoma in October 2000 at a function
named "The Launch of the History Book and Mbunda Arts and Cultural
Exhibition", which certain quarters have misinterpreted as a launch of
an annual 'Cheke Ceremony'.
● Restoration of Mbunda monarch in Angola
In 1997, the Association was invited by Mbunda people in Angola to
assist in restoring the Mbunda monarch and Culture that remained in
Zambia after the demise of Mwene Kazungo Shanda in 1974 in
Lyondondo village of Kalabo District. The Association responded by
effectively and actively organizing all the cultural necessities to the
restoration of the Mbunda monarch in Angola and coronation of His
Majesty King Mbandu III Mbandu Lifuti. A request was made to the
Angolan Government through the Angolan Embassy in Zambia to help
in facilitating the logistics of moving the King Designate, his family
and Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural dance troupe to Angola. A budget of
US $ 20,000.00 was approved to facilitate movement by Air and Road
On 16 August 2008, the Association accomplished the assignment of
being part to the restoration of the Mbunda monarch in Angola and
coronation of His Majesty King Mbandu III Mbandu Lifuti at Lumbala
Ngimbu, Moxico Province. Read more.......
● Action plan for the safeguarding of the Makishi Masquarade in
On 10 April 2007, the Association wrote a letter to the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services,
protesting and challenging the Ministry, Likumbi Lya Mize Cultural
Association and UNESCO on the ill prepared Candidature File on the
Proclamation of Makishi as World Intangible Heritage and the Action
Plan for Safeguarding of Makishi Masquerade in Zambia. In these two
documents, it implied that Mukanda is a ritual practiced by Vaka
Chinyama Cha Mukwamayi Communities, including the Mbunda,
Chokwe, Luchazi and Luvale who live in North Western and Western
Provinces of Zambia. The aim of the project was to patent all Makishi
artifacts as an intellectual property of the Luvale people, meaning,
anyone practicing Makishi would have to request for permission from
His Royal Highness Senior Chief Ndungu.
In the letter, it was emphasized that Vaka Chinyama Cha
Mukwamayi is a Luvale Chieftainship and is not inclusive of Mbundas.
Mbunda Speaking People are distinct tribal group with its own Chiefs.
Though they share similar culture of Mukanda and Makishi masks with
the other three tribes, each has its own Makishi artefacts but do not
have restrictions in use among each other. See............
After protracted meetings among stakeholders (Luvales, Chokwes,
Luchazis and Mbundas), the Ministry and UNESCO in Lusaka, The
Action plan for Safeguarding of the Makishi Masquerade in Zambia
document was amended in June 2008 to correct the anomaly. However
since the amendments diverted from the original plan, the whole
project was abandoned due to increase implementation activities with
the inclusion of Western Province, eventually exceeding the
● Bible Translation into Mbunda language
Participated in translation and printing of the Mbunda Bible, a project
the Association has been proud to support vigorously. Translation of
Mbunda Bible was started in 1914 in Angola, but was disrupted by the
Mbunda/Portuguese war, after the later abducted the Mbundas King,
His Majesty King Mbandu I Lyondthzi Kapova, killed him and dislodged
the Mbunda Kingdom.
In 1956 the work was continued in Zambia but under many challenges
which almost saw the work abandoned. In 1986 the Association revived
the translation of the Mbunda Bible.
The Bible Society's policy was that the benefiting Community of any
Bible Project should contribute some percentage towards the printing
of their Bible once the translation has been completed. The amount
that needed to be contributed by the Mbunda Community was about
K50 million to K60 million. Contributions were to be sent to the Bible
Society of Zambia under Mbunda Bible Printing Project, either
directly or through Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural & Writers Association
branches or the National Office. The Association organized fundraising
ventures and well wishers committed their finances to this noble
cause. The Mbunda Bible was finally printed in the year 2006 and
delivered to Zambia in 2008.
On 9 August 2008 the Mbunda Bible was launched in Kaoma, and
re-launched in Angola on 17 August 2008 at the restoration of the
Mbunda monarch and coronation of His Majesty King Mbandu III at
Lumbala Ngimbu, Moxico Province. On 31 January 2009 the Mbunda
Bible was again re-launched in Lusaka. What a pleasant moment it
was for the Association, and what a coincident, 'the Mbunda Bible
Translation work was interrupted in Angola in 1914 when the
Portuguese abducted His Majesty King Mbandu and eventually killed
him and dislodging the Mbunda Kingdom. Ninety four years later the
Mbunda monarch is re-established in Angola with the coronation of His
Majesty King Mbandu III Mbandu Lifuti on 16 August 2008, and the
Mbunda Bible translation work was completed and launched in the
same month'. See............
● Launch of the first ever Cheke Cha Mbunda Website
In April 2009 the Association built their own website to help
disseminate their activities locally and internationally as
That website was later changed to www.mbundakingdom.org at the
beginning of misunderstanding in the Association orchestrated by the
Kaoma District Committee as things started to fall apart.
● Mbunda Traditional Ceremonies
In the year 1999 and line with its Constitution; "To provide direction,
guidance and promote the participation by the said people group in all
such cultural activities throughout Zambia as may be in the interest of
the Nation and conducive to the development and enrichment of the
Nations cultural life generally", the Association started providing
direction, guiding and promoting participation in gazetted Mbunda
chiefs' traditional ceremonies.
That was started with the revival of the Mbalango Lyenya Ceremony at
Mwene Mundu Likisi, Lyumba palace. NEC worked through the Western
Provincial Committee in Mongu. Playing prominently in that were the
Provincial Coordinator then, District Commissioner for Nalolo, Mr. Teddy
Chimbinde and the Provincial Chairman then, the late Mr. Bukolo.
That was follow by participating at the Lukwakwa Tradional Ceremony
of Senior Chief Sikufele at his Manyinga palace in Kabompo in from the
year 2009 until disruption again in 2012 by the same challenges.
● Update of the Mbunda History Book, Mbunda language Edition
In the year 2011, the Association yet again published the updated
edition of the Mbunda language edition. That was necessitated by
additional research and events that led to restoration of the Mbunda
monarch in Angola.
● Submission to the Rodger Chongwe Commission of Enquiry on the
On 14th January 2011, the Association had a privilege to submit their
views on the the cause of the violence that occurred in Mongu. The
platform was used to also put the Mbunda grievances in Western
Province to the Government of Zambia. Read more...... Responses.......
● Subbmission to Barotse National Council (BNC), 26-27th March
In recognition of the Association as a spokes organ of the Mbunda
people, the Barotse Royal Establishment invited the Association to the
most advertised BNC meeting in Limulunga. The National Chairman
then Mr. Ndandula Libingi addressed the assembly which turned out to
advocate for the secession of Western Province. The association turned
out to be the only organ that opposed the secession calls.
The Association also took advantage to put across the Mbunda
grievances to BRE, with a view to start round table negociations on the
grievances as promised by the BRE Prime Minister (Ngambela) at a
meeting with the Association National Executive Committee (NEC)
representatives during his familiarization tour in Lusaka. Read more.......
● Strange Force Infiltrates To Divide Cheke Cha Mbunda
After BNC Submissions report to all Mbunda chiefs and Association
Provincils, District and Branch Committees, strange disagreements
started to appear from Copperbelt Provincial Committee and Kaoma
District Committee under chairmanship of Prof. Biemba Maliti and Du
Shefu Mbandu Kalyangu and his Secretary Liale Mubanga respectively,
advocating for Mbunda Royal Establishment (MRE) and Mbunda Royal
Council (MRC) and liberation of Mbundas.
Copperbelt: In meeting minutes refuted to have taken place by the
Association Vice-Chairman Mr. Chuma Mubanga who is to
have bee present, show cracks in unity the Association had enjoyed
from inception. Read more......
Kaoma District Committee: Issued a Press Statement denouncing the
BNC resolutions though the National Executive Committee (NEC) had
issued a Cheke Cha Mbunda position earlier which was similar.
However the Cheke Cha Mbunda Constitution does not permit
contradicting Provincial, let alone District Committees that report to
Provincial Committees to issue Press Statements on national issues
but NEC. Read more....... Read Guidance from NEC........
Following the contradicting views emerging from the two committees,
an Extra Ordinary meeting convened by NEC to review their position on
Barotseland exactly one month after the BNC meeting in Mongu where
they were represented and the resolutions were circulated to all
Mbunda chiefs, and organs of the Association. Read more....... That
prompted the Copperbelt Provincial Chairperson, Prof. Biemba Maliti to
resign his position, without doubt to embark on his MRE/MRC
suggestions in the purported Copperbelt Provincial Committee meeting
A Scapegoat for Dividing Cheke Cha Mbunda 16/11/2012
After the resignation of the BRE Ngambela Cheke Cha Mbunda issued a
Press Statement refuting a statement in the Times of Zambia, refuting
as attributed to Chief Chiyengele. Read more......
A Strategy Mooted at Mushuwa
Two member of the Kaoma District Committee were summoned to
Mushuwa palace to come up with a strategy to silence Cheke Cha
Mbunda National Executive Committee (NEC) in Lusaka. Read more..........
After the meeting at Mushuwa, the Kaoma District Committee
instituted a parallel Committee to the National Executive Committee in
Lusaka contrary to Cheke Cha Mbunda Constitution and upon being
reminded of the anomaly and NEC abolishing the position not provided
for in the the Constitution, the Committee became insubordinate.
Reconciliatory Attempts by Cheke Cha Mbunda NEC in Lusaka
Effort was made by NEC to bring the Kaoma District Committee back in
the fold by sending two NEC members with another who happened to
attend to his business in Kaoma. The Kaoma group conceeded to have
overstepped their boundary but the effort never yielded the results as
Despite that effort the insubordination continued. NEC however
considered the insubordination to perhaps had been a no vote of
confidence in itself and called for an Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM was convened and held on 23rd February 2013, however
noticing the assembled crowd, the Kaoma group realized their strategy
would not succeed despite having arrived with a Rosa Bus full of
delegates ready to vote out the Executive. They therefore disrupted
the AGM with demands which were at most unnecessary, which caused
the none election of new NEC office bearers after dissolving the
The AGM was adjourned with a proposal to appoint an Interim
Committee with three assignment to; to make amendments to lacunas
in the Constitution, audited accounts and call for an AGM to elect a
substantive NEC within three months. However, serious oversight
was made in the appointment of the Interim Committee, in that some
agitators of the division were appointed.
● The Interim Committee Hijacked
The mandated assignments went on for two years instead of the
authorized three months by the AGM without success, and in the
process the Interim Committee was hijacked and concentrated on
unconstitutional issues outside their mandate, such as facilitation of
the MRE/MRC and Cheke Ceremony at Mushuwa.
The Interim Committee Chairman, his Vice and the Secretary were all
overpowered by the Vice-Secretary who continued organizing
unconstitutional programmes without their knowledge and authority. Read more.....
As the public continued to receive unconstitutional media publications
from the Interim Committee Vice-Secretary, a group of concerned
Mbundas comprising former Cheke Cha Mbunda office bearers
summoned the Interim Committee Chairperson and his Vice to
query them on the unconstitutional programmes they had embarked on.
From that meeting the top two executives denied knowledge of ever
meeting to discuss such unconstitutional issues as the ceremony and
other ethnic governance structures such as MRE/MRC. It was also
discovered that despite the two years contrary to the AGM resolution
little has been done to accomplish their mandate.
The concerned Mbunda group as paid up members of the Association
then wrote to Registrar of Societies demanding for an urgent AGM to
save Cheke Cha Mbunda. The Registrar of Societies summoned both
groups for a meeting at their office, where demand instructions were
issued for the Interim Committee to convene an AGM on 27th June 2015
or risk deregistration for abrogating the Association Constitution.
However, as the Interim Committee advertised for the Cheke Cha
Mbunda AGM in Lusaka, the re-enforced Kaoma group with Prof. Biemba
Maliti also advertised for a Mbunda Indaba in Kaoma on the same date,
to the extent that the Kaoma group tried to have the Interim
Committee Police permit withdrawn at Police Headquarters in Lusaka. In
the meeting that followed at Police Headquarters two days before the
AGM due date, the Kaoma group representative Liale Mubanga was
advised that the two meeting were for different organizations and were
to take place in two different towns and therefore did not raise any
security concerns for them to take place on the same day.
Where as the Kaoma Mbunda Indaba was dispersed by the Police for
forging the Cheke Cha Mbunda documents to fraudulently acquire a
police permit, the Cheke Cha Mbunda AGM was successfully
held with three plain clothed police officers for security and observed by
an officer from the Registrar of Societies as a Returning Office in the
elections of the substantive Cheke Cha Mbunda National Executive
Committee. Read more.......
However, upon publicizing the results of the Cheke Cha Mbunda AGM to
the public, the Kaoma group also publicized their own Cheke Cha
Mbunda National Executive Committee from the dispersed Mbunda
Indaba Meeting from Kaoma. Read more......
The law is very clear though on two organizations using a similar name.
The Societies Act. Chapter 119 (Volume 9), Part II, Section 9c of the
laws of Zambia states on section (d) that:
(d) the name under which the society is to be registered-Cases where
Registrar must refuse registration:
(i) is identical with that of any other existing society; or
(ii) so nearly resembles the name of such other society as, in the
opinion of the Registrar, is likely to deceive the public or the
members of either society; See.........
Cheke Ceremony at Mushuwa
The Cheke Cha Mbunda National Executive Committee (NEC) was
summoned by BRE Kuta in Limulunga. NEC sent four of its members
represented one from Lusaka, one from Kitwe, one from Luampa
(Kaoma) and one from Senanga to attend to the call.
During the meeting the Association was accused of inviting BRE to a
Cheke Cha Mbunda Ceremony of a chief dethroned by BRE and that it
was insubordination and an insult to Barotse Authority.
Upon being shown the letter, it was discovered the invitation was not
from Cheke Cha Mbunda but an imposter group organizing the Mushuwa
ceremony and calling themselves Cheke Cha Mbunda. This was proved
by the fact that they had forged the Cheke Cha Mbunda logo and
included a flywhisk, an MRE/MRC symbol. Read more.......
The Cheke Cha Mbunda NEC delegation after the meeting and upon
convincing the BRE Kuta proceeded to report the matter to the Chiefs
and Traditional Affairs Officer who, after presenting the authentic Cheke
Cha Mbunda registration documents acknowledged the existence of the
imposter group. After producing their file, he revealed also that they
had been visiting his office, spearheaded by someone he identified as
Liale Mubanga. He assured the NEC representatives that he would
await the imposter group's next visit to request them to prove their
registration like the NEC representatives had done, whose registration
documents he photocopied and filed in the same file.
The Cheke Cha Mbunda NEC delegation then proceed to report the
matter to Mongu Police fraud section. After showing them documents,
the police recorded the complaint and promised to investigate the
However, constant follow ups on the matter proved fruitless. A letter
was then written to the Inspector General of Police in Lusaka
(Libongani then), who responded in a letter that he will call on the
Mongu Command to follow up the matter. Time passed by again without
results. After the removal of Libongani, NEC wrote to her successor
Kanganja, who referred the letter to their legal department who finally
responded that the police cannot intervene in cultural ceremonies.
That put the final nail in the coffin because what was reported was not
a ceremony but a criminal offence of forgery. Read more......
Later a check was made at the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs
(MOCTA) Headquarters in Lusaka to ascertain the legal authenticity of
the Cheke Cha Mbunda Ceremony. I was discovered there was a file
labeled Cheke Cha Mbunda Ceremony and that the ceremony was
included on the National Traditional Ceremonies Calendar. Further
enquiries revealed that Chief Chiyengele accompanied by Liale Mubanga
visited MOCTA offices and presented a copy of the Cheke Cha Mbunda
Cultural and Writers Association, purporting to be his ceremony's
certififate of registration and requested for it to be included on the
Traditional Ceremonies Calendar. A photocopy of the presented
copy of the certificate was made, stamped and given to the enquirers
as proof. See.........
It was further revealed that when MOCTA received a letter of
from Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association notifying them
of a group organizing a ceremony in their name without authority from
the Association, a letter was written to all government organs and
Mbunda chiefs about the anomaly. See.........
Mbunda Royal Establishment/Mbunda Royal Council (MRE/MRC)
All above, gave strength to MRE/MRC to continue castigating the
Association in their meetings to the extent of calling it defunct and that
they had replaced it with another organization, in a continued effort to
deceive the public. It could only be malicious for a none members of a
legally registered organization to declare it defunct and replace it with
one of their choice. Read more........
● Mbunda History Introduced On Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
After the AGM and dissolution of the substantive National Executive
Committee, the former National Chairman Mr. Ndandula Libingi was
appointed as The Coordinator of the Mbunda kingdom Research and
Advisory Committee by the monarch in Angola under the Mbunda
monarch, Prime Minister's office. He was then authorized to continue
with the Mbunda research.
With that authority he interacted with Sociolinguistic Scholars on
Wikipedia Encyclopedia and created Mbunda articles such as Mbunda
language, Mbunda Kingdom, Mbunda people, Rulers of Mbundaland,
Mwene Chiyengele Chitenge and Mwene Mbandu Kapova I of Mbunda; to
have the Mbunda history tested and scrutinised. See.............
Also See at the Bottom of the Article for Other Articles.............
Resignation of Ndandula Libingi As Cheke Cha Mbunda National
The Association National Chairman Mr. Ndandula Libingi resigned his
position and an electronic NEC election for an Interim Chairperson
pending an AGM was proposed and approved by NEC with the outgoing
National Chairman as the returning officer and Madame Claire
Limbwambwa was elected. Read more....... Read more........
Following the election of Madame Claire K. Limbwambwa, an AGM
notification was circulated generally to the Mbunda fraternity as a start
afresh olive branch. However, a response from MRE/MRC was stunning
and uncompromising even after the exit of an individual they accused to
have personalized the Association. Read more......
● Reconciliation Efforts by the Mbunda Monarch in Angola
The first attempt was at Mr. Libingi's office in Rhodespark, Lusaka,
soon after the differences with the Kaoma District Committee
manifested themselves. During the address by King Mbandu, Liale
Mubanga started pointing a finger at the monarch accusing him of
shielding Libingi. The monarch in disbelief walked out of the meeting
resulting in the attendants injected Liale out of the meeting, with all
pleading with the monarch to continue attending to his business. That
was a chance lost.
On another occasion was during one of the monarch's private medical
visits to Lusaka which coincided with Chief Chiyengele presence in
Lusaka, the monarch called upon the two groups to brief him on their
differences. A three man select committee from Cheke Cha Mbunda
NEC and a three man committee from MRC that included Chief
Chiyengele met the monarch in Makeni. The meeting was crowded by
accusations of one man Libingi who was not in the meeting by the
MRE/MRC group. The monarch adjourned the meeting to have a more
representation from both groups, with their registration documents to
prove the legal Cheke Cha Mbunda, over the weekend. To the surprise
of the monarch, Prof. Biemba Maliti issued a press statement on social
media by email cancelling the meeting without consent from the
monarch. The Cheke Cha Mbunda group assembled as per the order of
Upon being queried on phone for their absence, Maliti apologized but
Chief Chiyengele accused the monarch of being a foreigner who had no
jurisdiction over the Zambian affairs. The monarch promised to issue a
communique by way of a letter to both groups on arrival back at his
palace in Angola. A second chance lost.
The advisory letter was received later by both groups. However, the
MRE/MRC responded with a disrespectful scathing attack on the
Mbunda monarch accusing him of all sorts of things. Cheke Cha Mbunda
advised the monarch not to respond to the letter from Chief Chiyengele
but that NEC will respond on his behalf.
1). King Mbandu Letter/MRE-MRC Response........
2). Cheke Cha Mbunda Response on Behalf...........
Are these cooked figures?
See - 2010 Cencus of Population, Page 68, Table 10.8 (Percentage Distribution By Ethnicity and Province), .......
● Cheke Cha Mbunda Projects Currently In Progress
However, despite the infiltration which has caused division not only in
Western Province but Mbundas in general, Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural
and Writers Association remain focused on its objectives as mandated
by its Constitution as its highest organ of authority being a
legally registered organization.
Therefore currently the Association is working on projects for the
benefit of the Mbunda people not only in Zambia but Angola, Congo
(DRC), Namibia and wherever they are found in the Diaspora, with
overall National and World benefis as follows:
● Re-establishment of the Cheke Cha Mbunda Provincial, District and
Branch Committees which were disrupted in the year 2013 and
relinquished at the AGM of 2013 pending the election of a
● Update of the 1994 English edition of the Mbunda history book,
● Update and translation of the 1994 English edition of the Mbunda
history book into Portuguese language,
● A comprehensive English/Mbunda/Portuguese Dictionary,
● An English/Mbunda Encyclopedia.
● Bio-Data Directory for all Cheke Cha Mbunda Members and
production of Cheke Cha Mbunda Profile Booklet,
● The Situation Analysis of the Mbunda Ethnic Profile in Zambia,
chronicling and identification of the Mbunda people in the country.
The following activities are being undertaken by respective organs of the Association:
● The Research, Information and Publication Sub-Committee,
● The Economic, Finance & Fundraising Sub-Committee,
● The Cultural and Education Sub-Committee
● The Legal and Foreign Relations Sub-Committee
● The National Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of
Miss. Claire Kashukwe Limbwambwa and deputized by Mrs. Likonge
We now appeal for donations from Mbunda Speaking People and other organizations locally and internationally who are eager to promote these projects and others that may come forward.
We trust that in future we will be able to add to what Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association intends to do in order to concretizing our people and uniting them in appreciation of what the Mbunda have been able to do and continue to do in adding value to this Country as a people. Therefore Contributions are more than welcome from all the Mbunda speaking peoples and well wishers to contribute to the Association's noble cause.
We also call upon as many Mbundas as possible to share this Information with as many Mbunda Speaking People they may come across as possible.
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