Tribal conflicts in Zambezi worry government

The Lunda Kingdom
Government is saddened that tribal conflicts in Zambezi District of North Western Province are being passed on to the young generation.

Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education Deputy Minister Patrick Ngoma says it is unfortunate that the current confusion between the Luvale and Lunda speaking people has been extended to schools thereby affecting the school curriculum in the area.

Mr. Ngoma has expressed concern that the tribal conflicts have reached an extent were the two tribes are fighting over which language the pupils should use in schools.

He says he tried to liaise with the two traditional leaders Senior Chief Ndungu and Chief Ishindi in order to find a solution to the tribal conflict but to no avail.

Mr. Ngoma has since advised Teachers to refrain from showing pupils that they belong to a certain tribe in order to avoid disturbing pupils in class thereby affecting their curriculum.