2019 Kuomboka cancelled due to low water levels
By Staff Reporter
The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has cancelled this year’s Kuomboka traditional ceremony of the Lozi people of Western Province due to low water levels on the Zambezi River.
BRE Ngambela Manyando Mukela said although preparations for the ceremony started on a high note, it was regrettable that this year’s annual ceremony had to be cancelled.
“The water levels on the Barotse flood plains have remained below the normal level this time of the year,” he said.
The Ngambela said that the survey conducted by the kuomboka/kufuluhela committee headed by induna Mukulwakashiko established that water levels are not good enough for the event.
He has however assured supporters and well-wishers that the donations accrued so far will be accounted for and saved for the next Kuomboka ceremony.
Mukela has however expressed gratitude to all Kuomboka/ Kufuluhela committees and partners for their invaluable support towards the colourful ceremony.