THE Copperbelt Mutomboko Association (CMA) will cast what promises to be hilarious fund raising dinner dance slated to be held next month at Kitwe’s Hotel Edinburg on March 30.
The event, which will be graced by Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development Yamfwa Mukanga, is expected to thrill the audience with the usual yet prolific dance and singing Lunda people of Luapula Province.
CMA chairperson Albert Muyembe says in an interview that the gig, which is set to start from 17 00 hours up to 22 00 hours was a special event aimed at mobilizing funds to facilitate rehabilitation of Mwata Kazembe’s palace in Mwansabombwe district which is the headquarters of Lunda people.
Mr Muyembe says some of the funds raised that will be raised at the event will be directed towards purchasing of a computer and furniture for the Secretariat at Mwata Kazembe’s palace.
“The CMA has the blessings of the Mwata to help mobilize resources for the Mutomboko ceremony but this year is special because of some challenges to rehabilitate the palace of the Mwata and purchasing of a computer and furniture for the Secretariat at the palace,” he said.
He urged the Copperbelt community to throng the event in masses to sample the celebrated dance antics and culturally infested singing and praises of tradition of the Lunda people.
“The people on the Copperbelt should come in numbers to support this valuable undertaking. KR200 (K200,000) will be charged as entrance fee per head,” he says.
Mr Muyembe says a follow up fund raising event will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in an open space for people who may have failed to witness the Edinburg gig.
It is slated to be held at the parking lot adjacent to the car park of Endinburg. Tickets will be sold at KR5 for children while adults will cough out KR10 to watch the show.
Tickets were being sold at Cinderella Night Club in Kitwe and illustrious dance troupe is billed to arrive on the Copperbelt on March 26, 2013.