This year’s Kwilimuna Ceremony, promises to be a unique event with Her Royal Highness Chieftainess Malembeka introducing an innovative Community Awards scheme designed to promote the social, economic and general well-being of the people in her chiefdom. These awards will also serve to highlight the cultural heritage of the Bulima people. Six community awards will be presented at the 2013 ceremony, each one recognising the positive contribution that a particular individual or group is making within the local community.
Kwilimuna Community AwardsEach award winner will receive a floating trophy as well as a substantial prize. The awards are:• Mumpulumba Award for Food Security which will go to the small scale farmer or co-operative considered to be the most successful• Lyobeka Award for the Environment which will go to the household considered to be the most environmentally-sensitive e.g. one that is planting trees rather than cutting them• Chandalala Award for Health and Sanitation which will go to the household considered to best exhibit good practices in these areas e.g. use of pit latrines• Sukwa Award for the Girl Child which will go to the family considered to best promote school enrolment and education for girls and discourages early pregnancies and marriages• Kalemba Award for Cultural Heritage which will go to the youth (male or female) considered to be most knowledgeable and articulate on the history and culture of the Bulima people, and the Lamba tribe in general• Nawanda Award for Gender Development which will go to the woman considered to be the best female role model in terms of leadership, agricultural production, environmental protection, promotion of good sanitation and health practices, and support for education and the Bulima heritage
Kwilimuna Ceremony 2013The Kwilimuna Ceremony is a traditional Zambian harvest festival celebration of the Bulima people — part of the Lamba tribe. The palace of Chieftainess Malembeka and the Kwilimuna Ceremony Organising Committee are busy making the final preparations for this special festival.
All are welcome to join the Bulima people as they gather with hundreds of well-wishers for what promises to be a spectacular 2013 Kwilimuna Ceremony. As well as the award ceremony, there will be a royal procession, royal praises, curios, traditional sketches, dance troupes, ZANIS outdoor big screen shows and other entertainment.
The 2013 Kwilimuna ceremony will take place on 19–20 July 2103 at Chipembwe Ceremony Grounds at Ibenga, Mpongwe, in Copperbelt Province. For more information, check their Best of Zambia webpage.