Bukalo

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Bukalo
Village
Nickname(s): California
Motto: Unity Progress Development
Bukalo is located in Namibia
Bukalo
Bukalo
Location in Namibia
Coordinates: 17°43′S 24°31′E / 17.717°S 24.517°E / -17.717; 24.517
Country  Namibia
Region Zambezi
Population (2014)
 • Total 500
Time zone South African Standard Time (UTC+1)

Bukalo is a village in the Zambezi region of north-eastern Namibia. It is situated about 40 kilometres (25 mi) south-east of Katima Mulilo within the flood plains of the Zambezi. Bukalo has about +-2000 inhabitants and was proclaimed a village in 2013 by the government of Namibia.[1][2] It is now governed by a village council that has five seats.[3] The administration of Bukalo is headed by a Chief Executive Officer who reports to Councillors who are politically elected by the inhabitants of the Village.

Mr. Martin Nyambe Limbo is the current and founding Chief Executive Officer who was appointed in 2015 and is spearheading development in the Village since his appointment in July 2015.

The Masubia Royal headquarters is located in Bukalo, this is where the Masubia Khuta, the palace of the Masubia Royal House, is situated. Current Chief of the Masubia tribe is Kisco Liswani III. Annually in winter Bwikuhane Bwetu, the cultural festival of the Masubia is celebrated at Bukalo.[4] which usually attracts thousands of the Masubia ethnic group from all over the Country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Bukalo village council eyes development". Namibian Sun. 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Sanzila, George (20 August 2014). "Bukalo prepares for historic election". New Era. 
  3. ^ "Know Your Local Authority". Election Watch (3). Institute for Public Policy Research. 2015. p. 4. 
  4. ^ Sanzila, George (29 July 2013). "Thousands celebrate Bwinkuhane Bwetu". New Era. 

Coordinates: 17°43′S 24°31′E / 17.717°S 24.517°E / -17.717; 24.517