What do our Lozi brothers and sister want? There is no clause in the document above which states Barotseland should be an independent state seperate from the rest of Zambia. As a Namibia, Caprivian with relatives from Barotseland. Instead of Barotseland to be indepedent, more development must go to that side of the country jst to restore hope to the people of the western pronvince. For the sake of peace and tranquility of africans, its high time you look for a leader from your area to lead Zambia.
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Whereas it was proposed that the northern Rhodesia shall become an independent sovereign state to be known as the republic of Zambia.
Citation and commencement This agreement may be cited as the Barotseland Agreement and shall come into force on the day on which Northern Rhodesia, including Barotseland, becomes the independent sovereign Republic of Zambia.
The Constitution of Zambia The constitution of the republic of Zambia shall include the provisions agreed upon for the inclusion herein at the constitutional conference held in London in May, relating to:- a the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of the individual; b the judiciary; and c the public service and those provisions shall have full force and effect in Barotseland.
Administration of Justice 1 Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, the people of Barotseland shall be accorded the same rights of access to the high court of the republic of Zambia as are accorded to other citizens of the Republic under the laws for the time being in force in the Republic and a judge or judges of the high court selected from among the judges who normally sit in Lusaka shall regularly proceed on circuit in Barotseland at each intervals as the due administration of justice may require.
The Litunga and His Council 1 The government of the republic of Zambia will accord recognition as such to the person who is for the time The Litunga of Barotseland under the customary law of Barotseland.
Land 1 In relation to land in Barotseland the arrangements set out in the annex hereto shall have effect. Civil Servants All public officers of the Government the Republic of Zambia who may from time to time be situated in Barotseland shall be officers serving on permanent and pensionable terms.
Financial Responsibility The Government of the Republic of Zambia shall have the same general responsibility for providing financial support for the administration and economic development of Barotseland as it has for other parts of the Republic and shall ensure that, in discharge of this responsibility, Barotseland is treated fairly and equitably in relation to other parts of the Republic. Implementation The Government of the Republic of Zambia shall take such steps as may be necessary to ensure that the laws for the time being in force in the Republic are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Agreement.
Interpretation Any question concerning the interpretation of this Agreement may be referred by the Government of the Republic of Zambia to the High Court of the Republic for consideration in which case the opinion thereon of the Court shall be communicated to that Government and to the Litunga of Barotseland and his Council and any such question shall be so referred if the Litunga, acting after consultation with his Council, so requests. Revocation The herein before recited Agreement of the sixteenth day of April, is hereby revoked.
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Barotseland Agreement 1964 Document
In a news article, Muchala W. Below is an article published by The Barotseland Post :. The Barotse national government BNG , as it was called, was separate from the Northern Rhodesia government NRG , although they both shared the same colonial administration. Muchala W. As one of the few living eye witnesses and active participants to the entire process that culminated into the signing of the Barotseland Agreement in London on 18th May , I can without doubt speak with some considerable authority on this issue. Furthermore, being one of the only four surviving members of the last legitimately constituted and duly installed Katengo Legislative Council and government, and most probably the last surviving member of its cabinet, I can challenge the people of Barotseland at every level and strata of society to rise and take up the power that has always been theirs - their RIGHT to self-determination.
Full Barotseland agreement of 1964
It is the homeland of the Lozi people or Barotse ,  or Malozi, who are a unified group of over 20 individual formerly diverse tribes related through kinship, whose original branch are the Luyi Maluyi , and also assimilated northern Sotho tribe of South Africa known as the Makololo. The Barotse speak Silozi , a language most closely related to Sesotho. Barotseland covers an area of , square kilometres, but is estimated to have been twice as large at certain points in its history. Under the British colonial administration, Barotseland was a Protectorate of the British Crown from the late 19th-century.