11 December 2012

Zambia: We Have Lost Our Identity


WHEN my two children wrote their exams this year, I noticed that Zambian language was not written in most if not all private schools.

Surely, how can we have a country that doesn't know its own languages. Why should the Chinese start opening up schools to teach us Zambians Chinese.

Who is even allowing them to write in Chinese on boards where they are carrying out construction works?

When a person loses his tradition, he looks for another.

Today, we Zambians are completely lost, the way we talk, walk, laugh and even breath is all foreign.

Just look at our women on Saturdays going for their kitchen parties, they look like Nigerian women, even our funerals have changed, the issue of buying new chitenges for the mouners is now there, unbelievable!

My beautiful country Zambia is now a lost nation.

Nobody wants to associate themselves with anything Zambian because to them West is best.

Our TV screens are now crowded with Nigerian movies.

Even football matches, its no longer Kabwe Warriors, Mufulira Black Pool or City of Lusaka.

It is now Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Orlando Pirates,

Shame on us, I wonder if the Nigerians are watching Zambian movies.

My fellow Zambians, we should be proud of our country and who we are and where we come from.

We are Africans first of all and Zambians at the end of the day.

Let's encourage the use of our local languages and this can only start with the Government because they have the power to change things.

Zambians almost killed themselves with tujilijili but Government came in and it's a thing of the past now.

Time has come in this country when Government has to take control of the situation before things get out of hand, it's not too late, the Church has failed us.

May God have mercy on this beautiful nation by opening our eyes to see how much we don't appreciate it.

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