Chilubi incident, Northern Rhodesia – March 1959

Dear Fr Udelhoven,
Two years ago (almost to the day!) you put me in touch with Fr Richard at the archives of the White Fathers in Rome. I was researching an incident that occurred on Chilubi Island in March 1959.  Fr Richards was able to send me several documents which were exactly what I needed to enable me to progress, and now finish my researches on this event.
I have sent a copy of my text to Fr Richard, and I now enclose a copy for you since you are the “man on the spot”, so to speak!
Perhaps it may find a place in your archives.
With best wishes,
Yours sincerely, Neil Morris
With the permission of the author: FULL TEXT

War_Medal_modifié-1Note: following the incident of Chilubi Island, on the 4th December 1959, Her Majesty the Queen had been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Medal to the Rev. Father Augustin Boumier of the Santa Maria Mission, Chilubi Island.

Note 2: Father Augustin Boumier died at Chilubula in Zambia on the 4th December 1970 at the age of 63. He was from Angers, France.

Zambia: Geoffrey Mwamba Donates K110, 000

Geoffrey MwambaTimesTimes of Zambia Logo of Zambia Newspaper August 14, 2013
By Kaiko Namusa
DEFENCE Minister Geoffrey Mwamba has pledged K110, 000 towards helping the Kabwata Catholic Church women’s group to continue uplifting the living standards of vulnerable groups.
Mr Mwamba said the Kabwata Catholic Women’s League from the Good Shepherd congregation had continued in its endeavours of assisting the less privileged and had, among other projects, assisted the Saint Lawrence Home of Hope. He said the projects being embarked on by the church group required support for them to be fulfilled, hence his decision to contribute to the effort.
Mr Mwamba, who was accompanied by his wife, Chama, joined the women after attending church service for a luncheon where he pledged the financial support, saying that assisting vulnerable groups was Government’s vision. He implored the church to ensure they lived according to the call by Pope Francis to be committed to the call of charity, works and loyalty.
Mr Mwamba said days of relying on handouts by the church were gone and it was up to the church to embark on various fundraising ventures to raise money for their projects. He said with close cooperation with various stakeholders, the women’s group would efficiently and effectively implement their projects.
Parish Priest, Adelarde Munishi, assured that the funds raised from the event would be used for the intended purpose. Father Munishi said it was important for the women’s group to fulfill its objective of helping the vulnerable in society.
Note: the value of 100, 000 kwacha is about 18,500 $