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Location of Serenje in Zambia

Serenje is a town of Serenje District, Zambia, lying just off the Great North Road and TAZARA Railway. The British, during the time that Northern Rhodesia was a British protectorate, designated Serenje as a BOMA (British Overseas Military Administration). To this day, the locals refer to Serenje Town as the BOMA. Serenje has a railway station on the TAZARA railway. Serenje is approximately 191 km from Kapiri Mposhi on the Great North Road. Mkushi is the district west of Serenje. The Mulembo Falls lie near the town.


The inhabitants of Serenje district engage in subsistence agriculture. Though the area is blessed with rich soils and thick forests, economic development appears to have eluded this Zambian rural outpost.

Serenje is home to the Lala people whose primary language is ciLala. The Lala language, like most languages spoken on the Copperbelt and Central provinces of Zambia, is classified as belonging to the Bemba language group. The Lala people, like most ethnic groups in central and northern and northwestern parts of Zambia, are said to have descended from the Luba-Lunda Kingdom in present-day Congo DRC. Serenje district is constituted by a number of Chiefdoms. These are the chiefdoms of Muchinda, Muchinka, Chisomo, Serenje, Kabamba, Mailo, and Chibale.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ serenje District chiefdom

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°15′35″S 30°14′15″E / 13.25972°S 30.23750°E / -13.25972; 30.23750

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390 news items

Lusaka Times
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:41:58 -0700

Serenje District Patriotic Front (PF) Chairperson Mwape Musonda has refuted claims by PF District Secretary Best Mambwe that the members of the ruling party in Serenje Central Constituency have serious and deep internal wrangles. In a press statement ...

Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:27:42 -0700

PENSIONERS in Serenje District in Central Province have advised President Edger Lungu to allow the Public Service Commission to appoint Permanent Secretaries and District Commissioners. Zambia National Pensioners Association (ZANAPA) chairman ...


Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:03:45 -0700

... leader (Michael Sata), so for people to get used to the new one (President Lungu), it takes time. But we are still very strong on the ground,” observed Chali. Recently, several PF officials in Serenje district ditched the ruling party to join the ...


Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:52:06 -0700

ZESCO says the maintenance works on the Kabwe 330 KV line to Pensulo Serenje have been delayed because of heavy rains. ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata says the rains have also caused delay on the maintenance works on the 66 KV line from ...

Times of Zambia

Times of Zambia
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0700

A TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD woman of Serenje district has been sentenced by the Kabwe High Court to five years imprisonment with hard labour for assaulting her nephew, whom she tied to the bed with chains for several days. Judge Elita Mwikisa said ...

Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:29:33 -0700

A former soldier has appealed to the Legal and Justice Reform Commission to ensure that the Zambian Army stops discharging pregnant female soldiers. Monde Kunda 29, of Line Messenger compound in Serenje District told the Justice Frederick Chomba ...
Times of Zambia
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:43:28 -0700

“Emmanuel Kunda 50, a business executive of Kunda farm in Serenje District was arrested for unlawful cultivation of fresh cannabis plants weighing 854 kilogrammes while Patrick Nyirenda 67, an Induna of Kamutu Village in Chief Mwase Mphangwe's area ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:39:37 -0700

The centre is involved in research management and sustainable use of Uapaca kirkiana (Masuku) trees in natural stands in Central Province towns like Kanona and Serenje. Unknown to many Zambians, the centre's research on Phytolacca dodecandra, ...

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