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Magande’s memoirs: My parents sold eggs to raise my school fees

1362 ViewsFormer Finance Minister Ng’andu Peter Magande in his memoirs writes: “I continued to do well in class and this greatly pleased my family, who successfully struggled to have money ready for school fees each year. I recall many times when they sold not only the eggs but the chicken as well to raise the […]

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From Magande’s memoirs: My experience at School

1066 Views“The infrastructure at Chikankata Mission was being expanded to provide for space for the introduction of secondary school classes and also additional medical services. Among the new facilities were additional dormitories, classrooms, laboratories, new wards at the hospital, and a new large dam. We had an exciting development when the school completed the construction […]

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Magande’s memoirs: My first day at School, I wondered why people needed lights in the night, time for sleeping

1139 ViewsI spent the afternoon surveying the school grounds. As nightfall approached, I looked forward to seeing the lights along the streets and in houses. I was amazed that it never got dark as the lights came on immediately the sun disappeared. As I admired the brightness, I wondered why the lights were needed when […]

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2018 Kuomboka ceremony date set

1520 ViewsThe Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has officially announced 7th April as the date of this year’s kuomboka Ceremony. Ngambela (Nyambe Mwenda ) announced the date yesterday in Limulunga Royal village. . This years kuomboka ceremony will be marvelous . For those who are planning to enjoy and have a full package of excitement and […]

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From Magande’s memoirs: I was frustrated by my father’s attitude

958 Views“Nakanjoli, my kind and generous mother gave me lessons on many subjects and household chores. Early in life, I learnt of the value of the extended family relationships as my mother kept three of my cousins. She highlighted the need for me to be a role model in behaviour being the eldest child in […]

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From former Finance Minister Magande’s memoirs: I dropped into the deep water

1209 Views“The demise of Simalambo resulted in some changes to the administration and physical setup of the Mwiinga Cibuyu Village. Grandfather Matongo succeeded Simalambo as the Village Headman. He also inherited most of the assets including the cattle and the gun from his elder brother. The new headman was a cool tall gentleman, who was […]

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Ng’andu Peter Magande’s memiors: The event I will never forget

1639 ViewsThe extract from the memiors of former Finance Minister Ng’andu Peter Magande: “Due to the proximity of the homesteads of my relatives within the village, I had the opportunity of staying with Simalambo, the Village Headman, and Matongo, his young brother during the day and with Grandmother Mizinga at night. The close relationship between […]

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From former Finance Minister Magande’s memoirs

2074 Views“My apprenticeship started early in my life such that by the time I was seven years old, I was capable of guarding a herd of cattle alone in the Namaila forests. I left footprints in the hills, valleys, fields, and even on trees as I climbed to collect various fruits. I memorized the schedules […]

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Magande narrates how he got the name “Peter”

1417 ViewsFormer Finance Minister Ng’andu Peter Magande has continued giving out inspiring parts of his life, Monday evening explaining how he got the name “Peter”. We arrived at the mission early on 18th August 1958 and my escort was immediately given an audience, while I remained on the veranda of the office. When he came […]

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Money does not excite me – former Finance Minister Magande

1731 ViewsFormer Finance Minister Ng’andu Magande says he does not get excited with money like many do. And Magande has narrated how he carried his clothes without a bag or suitcase the first day he went to School. Reflecting on his life Monday morning (today), Magande perhaps the best Finance Minister says his background has […]

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