Government has called on Zambians living in the diaspora to assist implement government’s efforts in addressing problems the country is currently going through.

Energy and Water Development Minister Kenneth Konga said government was committed to promoting Public Private Participation in order to enhance development in the country.

Mr. Konga said this yesterday during the launch of Europa Drilling Services (EDS), a new company involved in providing drilling services which is been spearheaded by Zambians living in the United Kingdom.

Mr Konga said EDS could not have come at a better time into the water sector than when the capital city is experiencing cholera outbreak due to lack of clean and safe drinking water.

He said the water sector remains critical to the social and economic development of the country and was optimistic that EDS will contribute positively to the water sector in the country.

Mr Konga said Zambia currently faces acute water scarcity because of the inadequate infrastructure in the water sector as a result, the country lacks water for irrigation, power generating, for energy, agriculture, domestic and other aspects of water use.

He said the issues of climate change has created droughts in the country and has resulted in the scarcity of the commodity in the country.

Speaking earlier, EDS Chief Executive Officer Nawa Sumbwanyambe said his company is responding to government’s call for people in the diaspora to come and implement government’s efforts in social and economic development.

He said EDS is bringing in the country a cutting edge drilling equipment which was made possible through collaboration between a leading UK based drilling company and EDS.

Dr Sumbwanyambe said the equipment will add value to people’s lives as it will help people in water blue areas to access clean and safe drinking water.

ENDS//PM/PK/ZANIS

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  1. TRUELY SOME OF US ARE WILLING TO DO THE BEST FOR MOTHER ZAMBIA BUT WE WANT TO SEE SERIOUS MINDED PEOPLE IN THE CABINET. SPENDING THOUSANDS OF $ ON SPENT FORCES LIKE VJ WHEN THERE ARE NO DESKS AND MEDECINES IN HOPSITAL IS IMORAL. GET SERIOUS GUYS….

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  2. LT please provide them with the recommendations we have been proposing on this site. Let it be a starting point for them to read allour posts then we can sit on the negotiating table. The first and critical issue that almost everybody has been suggesting is the reduction of cabinet and MP’s in this global crisis, but Govt has made it very plain that they will not do it,so what good will on their side is there,that our numerous recommendations will be implemented if they went through the same exercise with the opposition and have failed to implement the recommendations they were given.They need to demonstrate goodwill that they are willing to implement our recommendations.God bless Zambia

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  3. contd,If they won’t implement our recommendations then they are just wasting time remember the 3 months probation is due February 1st 2009 even an employer assesses performance during probation to make sure that the employee is an asset and not a liability.You can’t tell your employer to give you more time to prove yourself if you are underperforming.The second performance appraisal will be May 1st 2009 based upon the 6 months probation and then every year on 1st Nov until 2011 if Jesus does not come back by then.This should be done for every Govt that will ever rule Zambia.LT please come up with relevant topics on those days so that we can assess them based upon their campaign promises.

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  4. Fellow bloggers,Science and Technology minister is now the third government official to be flown to South Africa for specialist treatment in less than one week.Is this normal? Even “chinfine” sure someone should waste tax payers money? Government should as well just shut down UTH as it is serving no purpose.

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  5. If you quantify how much money will be spent to treat these three Guys in SA it is money that can buy good linen to carter for all the patients at UTH. Since when did you see KK flying out of Zambia for treatment. You guys will not get away with this come 2011.

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  6. # 3. …… ,
    What has a for profit private investment got to do with GRZ? You individually or collectively invest in any open or needy sector for profit as an entity and GRZ just facilitates the investment environment. Other than paying taxes they don’t tap into your portfolio. Your case reveals two things: you don’t have where to tap resources from or coming from the utopia world of fictions. People are investing and are yielding big.Europa is just one of the many happenstances. Ownership society calls for realism and understanding times. You can stay aloof others are filling in. Do you the real actors people behind Zambezi Airlines?You risk elevancy in this calculus unfolding.

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  7. Kenneth Konga,
    just tell us your detailed efforts on how you can bring this venture into a feaseble project.

    We do not want people to continue milking our efforts, after all you people thought we were coming balk to zedi to scrounge…

    The drilling and sinking of boreholes is one that I supported in the KI. trillion thread on this blogg. I would be the first water minister on this blogg as it always touches my soul….I can apprach somany sponsors from my counry of residence over this issue.. All they need is seriousness and necessary evidence to the cause. :)>-**==

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  8. #13, please read,..I can approach so many sponsors from my country of residence over this issue…

    My p/c is excited.

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  9. lET rb Just resign or dissolve the whole governmEnt if he has failed to run it and then we come and take over!!! :-w

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  10. Let RB just resign or dissolve the whole government if he has failed to run it and then we come and take over!!!

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  11. With such promises we may consider coming to invest home but the problem is that you are fond of giving contracts to foreigners even when we indegenous Zmbians are there.

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  12. Only Zambian living abroad may have better ideas of developing our country because most of them have been exposed and see how other normal countries or govenments operate.Therefore, people like Prof Chirwa should be given a chance.

    This may sound to be an insult, truth is truth, most Zambians like exposure and it is for this reason why Zambia is lagging behind.People in Zambia do not realise how behind Lusaka is.

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  13. so mr peter daka has also been flown to south africa,what a pity.our goverment has realy entrenched the principle of two societies in our country.the priviledged and the rest those whose lives does not matter. but my fellow colleagues as long as we know what to do in 2011 to bring to an end this extravagance then there is no need of blowing the trumpet loud.come that time if we do the right thing we the underpriviledged will soldier on meanwhile these guys will boggle down,reason?their pockets then won`t sustain their present life style so what will follow will be severe depression from parents to chidren and they`ll come to know UTH and laugh at themselves as to why they neglected it then.

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  14. Yes, we can only in the area of leadership. Other areas can land us with BP from cadre leadership. Lets look at the civil service all the top ones are cadres.

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  15. how can we help our government when the president cant resist nepotistic tendencies? how can u honestly appoint mmd cadres to high positions in government when there r well educated pple who can do good for the nation….all i can say is with Rupiah in power ZAMBIA IS A SINKING TITANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Cutey,Anonymous,Matword,Rashid jones,Baby C,Ba Moze,Lusaka,ati how imwi bantu? How was yo weekend? mine was quiet.

    Baby C ka investment kaili

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  17. Man kunde

    Nili che! Good to know we still have some people who think of home. am impressed. This should continue mwe.

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  18. Government showed scrap duty on all goods brought into the country by people living in the diaspora 4 as long as they show proof of residence and work permits.

    We having been trying to develop our country by investing our hard earned money but eeish, the duty can make you leave the goods at the border.

    Konga, talk to your friends in government/ ZRA and you will see the kind of development we shall embark on. ZRA has no standard rates hence custom officers just dream – it is frustrating. Namufwa!!!!!

    what is SACCU when it can not be implemented and for how long are we going to wait.

    Good riddance!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Namulubanafye ba MMD govt. I for one was in Zambia before I came here. It was really hard to get a job for the marjority of graduates. Some of us decided to leave Zambia in search of green pastures. Now that people have left the country you now calling for help. Why not help or create a conducive environment for Zambian at home to prevent the mass exodus of professionals from the country.
    It is even worrying to bring my money to Zambia for business cos I am scared of ZRA. We can only help by sending money to our families.

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  20. First of all I would like to thank EDS for the patriotic move to invest in Zambia. You are an example that all of us must follow (even with the current govt policies, it is possible to run a successful business). You have shown something that I have no choice but to admire. CONGRATULATIONS EDS =d>=d>=d>=d>=d>

    Second of all I just want to urge the govt to give Zambians in the diaspora some incentives. Incentives will help greatly.

    Thirdly I would like to urge Zambians in the diaspora to partner with Zambians on the ground to start businesses. [tbc

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  21. But MMD spokesperson Ben Tetamashimba has questioned the move, saying the NEC had not had any meeting to discuss the matter. “The party has not yet had a National Executive Committee meeting in which it will officially decide to give the party presidency to President Rupiah Banda. Who is Katele to offer the party presidency just like that before NEC sits? How do you surrender power to someone before NEC meets? Right now I am very surprised, I won’t comment much,” said Tetamashimba.

    THEY CALL IT TONGUE IN CHEEK

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  22. cont from #30]

    You see the reason some companies like GM and Ford are suffering is because the plants are too big for the current demand. Seeing that capital is not as easy to get rid of as labour, the companies have resorted to get rid of labour by laying off workers since that is faster and cheaper than getting rid of capital. It is a quick fix to a company who’s products have got low demand.

    Now what does that mean for new companies?? What it means is new companies can have plants that are just about right to fit the current demand. This is why companies the lighting car company stand a better chance to survive this global downturn than BMW. Simply because they are a new company[tbc

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  23. cont from #32]

    and so they will have a plant big enough to satisfy the demand for their product. So if Zambians can partner with Zambians at home and start businesses even in this global downturn, they’ll have companies with enough capital to produce goods and services that will satisfy the current demand.

    An example is the LUSAKA TIMES and how they had to move to a larger domain simply because the hits they where receiving where to great in volume. That is a clear cut example of expanding capital to meet current demand.

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  24. Shani B Mwine, all of you fellow bloggers I greet you. Man Kunde I was in Zed last december. But as for coming back home for good, I cant say maybe up until MMD is out of power.

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  25. #24,
    Long wekend was good and thanx.

    Back to the topic,
    Mr Kenneth Konga,
    I would put my money and my sponsors on this project only on Mpelembe Drilling Co. What/How is Mpelembe Drlling CO. standing status in Zambia today??
    These new investors (infestors) are news and so it will be hard for any Zambian diasporian to fork out their hard earned $ and pound etc.. [-x

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  26. on #36,
    Ba L.T.,
    why give me anonymous when Iam your regular on this blogg. third time you have done this….

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  27. How can Zambians abroad help when every time their passports are not valid for them to travel.
    A passport is to enable us to travel, not every time we wake up we are told the one we have has been discarded, we have to get a new one.

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  28. Well Konga or whatever you are called, get what you need on the table. Stop this idea of pretending to be serious when in actual fact yours is to play to the gallery.

    Instill renewed vigour in the people back home coz at the moment the morale is low back there(Zambia) because this government (RB’s)lacks proactive measures to restore confidence in the people. Stop wasting your time talking and talking. Man, its time you put what you preach in actions.

    How about giving our heroes the legal protection they so deserve after kicking em ass of the terrorits! Thumbs up Olmert!!!

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  29. #39, Ba Moze,
    I have seen your postings on boxing thread..
    equal rights are still on the table and debatable.

    Mable aumwine ku mwanakashi munankwe Diana wa ku Zimbabwe..

    Icha twele Mable ku boxing—ubukakashi.. *-:)*-:)*-:)*-:):

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  30. #12 Senior Citizen
    You are very right. But dont forget that it is the some TAX that I PAY from my Investment which same crap politicians use to satisfy their selfish needs. You are a senior citizen and I expect you to think beyond your nose. Dont be like them brother… we are expecting a lot from you. I know you can think better than this.

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  31. 30. Free-Market-Capitlst,

    Kindly elaborate on the incentives to be given to the diasporans with serious intentions of investing in the motherland **== . The minister may need that information and peradventure find it here on LT.

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  32. #42,
    Chacine, Mable ninkakashi sana.. :((:((:((:((nomba brain yonse(tomfwe) nabatobaula kuli Diana, nabaifwafwanta like pulp by Diana.8-x8-x8-x8-x8-x8-x8-x8-x

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  33. #44. Biggie Jim

    How are you. I don’t know how the tax is calculated but here is what I think. The reason foreign investors are given such tax incentives ie because foreign investors come with large capital. They invest millions in the industries they come to invest in.

    I think they should be tax holidays in accordance to the amount of capital that is being invested. Zambians in the diaspora must apply for tax incentives of which will vary in accordance to the amount of money they are investing. If it is a small scale investment, they get 3 and a half years tax exempt. If it is a middle scale investment they get 4 years tax exempt and if it is a large scale investment, they get 5 years

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  34. #26 has a good point; Zambians living in the “diaspora” can be a greate source of “foreign” investment. The problem is that there is little hassle/red tape when they wish to invest in their countries of residence, hence the reluctance to deal with the likes of ZRA/GRZ ministries.

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  35. Cutey. Good morning. Ba Sarah Jones last night!
    😮

    Back to the topic. I think I can only go back to Zambia when politicians realise they do not have to meddle into everything that come their way.

    I hate the idea of people thinking they have to be worshiped even when you are more learned than them, just because they are called provincial minister or DA. The other thing is maturity. Only yesterday the president was personally attacking Sata. Very childish the comment was if you listened to QFM!

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  36. Evenif I had so much money I could never invest based on want the govt is saying coz their are useless and have no mission for citizens.Its better to invest in your own way and not follow want the govt is saying coz they are full of nonsense and s****t.

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  37. cont. #48]

    The other incentive is full access to the CEEC forms which must be made available online. The condition with the access to the CEEC is that the Zambian in the diaspora must partner with a Zambian business man at home. The reason for this is that Zambians in the diaspora do not always have access to capital as some can be living from paycheck to paycheck. The good part is they have exposure and can use this exposure to start good businesses. The reason they must partner with a Zambian on the ground to access CEEC is because this is the tax payers money being used and the people paying tax are the Zambians on the ground.
    [tbc

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  38. cont. #52]

    The other must be the formation of a sort of business forum. A business forum should be a sort of exchange between Zambians back home and those in the diaspora. The Zambians at home sign up and present their business ideas. The Zambians in the diaspora have access to this forum and read the business ideas. They then find the ones they like and contact the person who has the business idea to tell them that they are interested to fund/partner/invest in the idea. They then ask govt for background info on the person with the idea. Records like school records, police reports, etc and the person must also present his/her CV. The Zambian in the diaspora then must make the decision[tbc

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  39. cont. #54]

    whether to continue with the investment or not.

    The people who present business ideas must be protected though (no one must copy their business idea).

    There can also be a recommendations page on the forum where people can rate/warn/recommend people they might have had an encounter with.

    These are just my recommendations and suggestions. What are your recommendations and suggestions BiggieJim???

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  40. This issue of evacuating apamwamba to RSA for check-up is not good, worse when a minister is flown out as a passenger and returns to Zed as cargo for professional airport mourners. I’ve lived in Namibia for nearly ten years now but have never heard of a minister being flown outside for treatment. Last year the Namibian prime minister was seriously sick but was admitted to local government hospital. Today he is back in office. Yes, I too never heard of KK being flown outside. It was only during Kafupi’s tenure that he destroyed UTH, chased all local doctors and the corrupt were flown to Morningside clinic. Someone stop Kafupi from being flown outside for his viagra and fiamba treatment

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  41. 55, Free-Market-Capitlst,

    You have tackled the major issue which most Zambians have been crying foul for quite some time now. The issue of tax vacation, particularly to the Zambian investor. It is understandable that we cannot compete with foreign investors (i mean real investors) when it comes to capital injection in business. That should not be used as an excuse for not offering tax holidays to the local investor for the simple reason that his capital is a million times less when compared to that of the Chinese goverment supported investor. My thinking is that let there be a reasonable minimum capital at which the local investor can be given similar tax breaks as those offered tbc

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  42. hell no,why should we subsidize or render some “so called charitable” aid at the expense of treating manipulators like VJ,the government should first clean itself up if we are to trust them with our cheddars.Why should we sacrifice at the expense of plunderers,them are fattening with fatty juice dripping from their cheeks and belly,failing even to breath properly whilst the future is being neglected (people like cardson kabwe,russian student).Let me tell you one thing if that boy passes away (god forbid) because of your negligence his blood will be on you and your families.Truth be told,do we really need masters in biology or zoology to try to understand the mental state of our leaders

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  43. #58. Biggie Jim

    That is true. Maybe if we had to make the suggestion to govt, they might do something concerning the tax incentive issue.

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  44. I am off. Until next time Biggie Jim.

    I am in the process of setting up a blogger page where people can just brainstorm on business ideas in Africa.

    I will let you know when I find the time to set up the page.

    It would be great if everyone (on this blog) had to take part.

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  45. This sounds great but where have they hidden the RAT in this one?

    Ba Maureen you are good at revealing that. Anyways after going through some of the Comments above,. I just realize that this government of ours is not serious!!

    There are so many LT Headlines in the last 3 Weeks that have proved it.
    If they need help from a Russian Student then they should save his life!
    If they need help from our side then they should change their policies and invest in UTH!!

    They should stop showing of by flying to SA every time some govt. official gets a MUTUNTA!!
    We Zambians abroad may only come up with enough financial muscle becomes the foreign governments know how to look after their civilians.

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  46. 65 Continued…

    We all have Family back home and spend most of our money on them because the govt caan not even look after them properly!!!

    So please address the problems of the Zambians abroad first before you make such an announcement!!
    It is not just all roses outside Zambia or being a Zambian outside!
    YOU AS A GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT JUST EXPECT FROM US BUT ALSO ASK YOURSELVES WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR US!!!
    WE MAY BE FAR BUT WE ARE WATCHING YOU!! WE MAY EVEN BE WATCHING YOUR MOVES CLOSER THAN THE LOCALS (TECHNOLOGY)!!
    ALL I AM SAYING IS SET AN EXAMPLE AND WE WILL FOLLOW!! YOU ARE THE GOVT FOR GOD’S SAKE!

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  47. GRZ can afford to send its officials to SA for treatment at short notice but alas when it comes to student(s) in Russia and elsewhere, they have no money. What a bunch of heartless people GRZ has become.

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  48. Jamaco. Good points there and good morning.

    I think people have contributed to this as well. Zambians think they owe government when it`s supposed to be vice versa.

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  49. Mmm – I’m sure EDS is providing the service at a cost, this is called “business” not “assistance”…

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  50. 68. 3RqU good morning thank you. Hope you had quite night after all those temptations from some Bloggers last night! I mean those whose intention was to destroy the harmony :d

    I just hope that the Govt reads our comments so as to get a picture of how we abroad think. 😕

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  51. Goodmorning bloggers, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

    It feels good to be regarded by our government. Let me take time to read properly, my comments will follow shortly.

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  52. Goodmorning Ba moze,Jamaco,Cutey,Man kunde,3RqU,Sony,Njobvu kazi, FMC and the rest. I think we have talked enough about this issue. If they dont want let them be but they should remember that home is where the heart is

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  53. #26 My brother, you are 100% right just ZRA at Lusaka International Airport, God even soiled baby napkins are accounted.I know deep down my heart we have men and women abroad who are willing to invest in Zambia but there are no incentives for such. In Zimbabwe, late 90s the govt encouraged her citizens to buy goods and bring them for free for a certain period of time and many many bought vehicles, building materials, electrical goods and many zambians were going to zim to buy.The foreign exchange was high. politicians need to examin their heads. Zambia has produced many brainy people who are hard working and respected in their disciplines abroad. nvesting is not a problem but tax too high.

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  54. Sarah Jones, Nine Chale , Rashid Jones.. hope all is fine with you today. Ine am just reading a Manual for some TV Show tonight. Nine Chale SAT1 Babara Salesch Workshop has started.

    Anyways I have made my comments to this topic. Now it is all your turn.

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  55. 63, Free-Market-Capitlst,

    Thanks for the invitation to your business blog in the making. We will surely be there. Sorry for not responding quickly to our discussion,I was doing some work. Blogging and working at the same time can be tricky. One of them has to suffer, and it should always be the blog. Lets meet again, by God’s grace.

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  56. Goodmorning Rashid, how was your weekend?
    Reading the comments, I think a lot has already been said. The only thing I would like to see happen is when our government compiles a solid package to attract Zambians abroad to return.
    One content of the package must be easily accessible land. Once the government sets aside a piece of land for returning Zambians, a lot of people will seriously consider returning home. From there, all other plans can be carried out.

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  57. Jamaco. All is well today. I think there was a big misunderstanding last night and if I offened anyone am sorry.

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  58. I will be delighted to be part of development,and am ready to contribute my special experience.Cant govt allow its citizens to import computers without ZRA ,vat for a year, want more to have access. **==

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  59. twaunfwa ba minister, but pliz why is it difficult for govt to implement and amemd the constitution to allow dual citizenship so many of us doing well can take part.Moreover stump out all those corrut leaders it the first step in development
    Zed is our land lets do something, and pliz stop the priviatisation of Zamtel, you are saling our intelligenge system.

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  60. 80. Sarah Jones I also do not know you to be like that on this Blog. That is why I reserved my comments. Bygones are bygones. I am sure 3RqU understand. Cheers.

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  61. Sarah Jones

    Hi dear. It seems you caused a lot of drama last night! What happened Kanshi. Walinwamo? Landeni bwino amaguys. 😮

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  62. What is attracting in zambia for pipo in the diaspora to come and invest in her?There will never be investment without security more especilly big bussiness.The business enviroment in zambia is changing everyday.You dont just wake up and say come and invest.What are you offering?
    Katwishi

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  63. #77 Jamaco, Guten Morgen! Interesting topics on LT today, don’t you think so? Pls. don’t forget to let me know when Barbara Salesch is aired…
    PS. many thanks once more for the tutorial on youtube, I’m having fun!!:)>-

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  64. No 6 & 45 are right! Sort out dual nationality so that Zambians abroad can access capital markets overseas and bring investment and expertise to Zambia. Other countries have been letting citizens do this for years. This issue of dual nationality affects decisions by Zambians abroad to invest back home. Govt needs to wake up to this problem. Funds are available in the EU for EU citizens to do business abroad. If our Zambians are also EU citizens they can get this money and invest in Zambia so that we get PPP off the ground.

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  65. It is ironic for the Zambian government to ask the citizens living abroad to help the government when they are passing dragonian laws, eg., their refusal to allow dual citizenship…

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  66. I think all I said was “Sarah doesn’t need that, just here for a laugh”. My dear 3RqU called me a hater. Maybe I was not sensetive.

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  67. Zambians abroad,need help as well from this GOVT. Today its another person asking for investment to be brought to zambia by zambians abroad, given a chance this GOVT would actually ask us to start paying tax from here, eeeeeeh. They have no sources for the country’s revenue now, they are busy flying the sick to South africa for treatment, when this money can be utilised on something that would benefit the mass.Namugala also asked pipo abroad to invest in tourism, Zambians abroad are actually appreciated by countries they are serving whilst the GOVT is blind cant see the need for that. Iam happy Iam able to help my family financially than invest to the thieves in GOVT, who dont appreciate.

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  68. Lelo lelo bamisoka mu diaspora, stop ciber politiking come and prove yourselves. Stop the fear of unknown and stop giving lammy excuses for sticking foreign countries. How do you expect a cabinet you would want when you are living abroad. Bane I know you have nothing but just come home and stop complaining on things you have not investigated. Ifwe kuno akanono nakengila pa pocket mwee!!

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  69. I AM SORRY, BUT NO WAY. OVER MY DEAD BODY.
    WHY SHOULD WE HELP THE GOVT, IT IS NOT OUR JOB. GOVT MUST COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS ON HOW TO IMPROVE ZED. THATS WHY THEY ARE IN POWER, NOT JUST TO EAT THE NYAMAS.

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  70. 98. Tula Twabane I would really like to know how many Zedians are outside of the country!!

    Can you tell me that?

    Actually the Govt should ask itself why so many are leaving the country!

    What does it mean to you to come back? We are more present in Zed that you would think. It is just not a physical presence that Counts. With today’s Network there is a lot one can do for Zed while in China.

    Still the Govt has to make a proper move to motivate this investement!! Every Govt in this world faces the same challenges. I know that the Zed Govt can come up with good ideas that will show how serious they are. I would not like to start running from Boma to Boma just to trace my applications.

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  71. #98 Tula Twabane thats funny! Why do you only blog during working hours?

    Mubomfya tu internet twakunchito tefyo?

    Why are you worried about people in diaspora? Look the world has changed. You never know. Arnie is governer. Obama`s father emigrated just like some people on here did. When he was sworn in, I saw the way you danced as if he was president of Zambia.:d:d

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  72. #101. EN

    Zedians Pls stop dancing for the President on the way to the Airport!! Tell RB that there i something missing. At least dance with a full belly.

    There is no power in dancing !!

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  73. If govnt continue having old guys in govt we will continue spending tax payers money on these old guys…..please young Zedians vote wisely next time…

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  74. #101
    WHAT ARE YOU SAYING, ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT PIPO ARE STILL BEING USED LIKE SHOW ANIMALS, PLEASE STOP THIS CRUEL ACT NOW.
    LET THE PIPO GO TO WORK AND STOP WASTING TIME.

    MWEMA ZAMBIANS , WHATS GOING ON. I CAN NOT DANCE FOR ANYONE EVEN IF YOU GAVE ME DOLLARS, POUNDS OR EUROS.

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  75. When the zambian government is asking for help they are simply ‘cut me'(nchekeleko) some of that diaspora money. If they want help what do they have in offer for exchange because surely now the government has opened it’s to how other countries have benefitted financially from it’s diapora. The figures of forex sent via western union to zambia are enough to make any greedy government salivate. I think this is the right time to hit them and push for dual nationality .

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  76. Let there be a number of things done in Zambia that will show us abroad that Zambia seriously want our input. First of all, stop frustrating us with constant changes of passports, allow us to retain the ones we have until they expire then we can start using the money we should using for arranging new passports for investment, that way we are majoring in majors not minors, secondly allow us to maintain dual citizenship that way we are empowered both in Zambia and wherever we live. Form a body there that will be assisting us in obataining information we need to invest there, remember we have been away so we like effeciency, effectiveness and we find time wasting despicable.

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  77. #110,

    JAMACO, WAT TIME DID YOU START WORK TODAY.
    I AM KIND OF SUSPICIOUS. WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS THE 1ST NO TO COMMENT.
    WAHTS THE SECRET.
    SHARE WITH YOUR SISTER.

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  78. 114. FOXY Actually I have a day off from my main Job. I am just reading a Manual for a TV Shooting this afternoon. It is something I do part time.

    I will be soon leaving for the Studios!! Cheers

    Hope I gain more experience to help my country in the Media Sector :d

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  79. Most Zambians abroad cant think of investing home because there is lack of seriousness on the party of government. foreigners are very much favoured than the indigenous Zambians when it comes to awarding the investment contracts. Look at how Kavindele has suffered on his rail line bid but i will tell you that if it was a foreigner like me, that contract would have been awarded by now.

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  80. #113
    LETS SIGN A PARTITION FOR DUAL NATIONALITY.
    IT REALLY IS SO FRUSTRATING , WHY CAN WE HAVE THE CAKE AND EAT IT.

    PLEASE GIVE US OUR CAKE NOW.

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  81. #119

    JAMS,

    GO ON YOU MY DEAR, PLEASE GO FOR IT.

    SO ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOU WILL STAY AWAY FROM YOUR COMPUTER, OR YOUR BLACK BERRY IS AT HAND?

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  82. #98 don’t entertain yourself with bad news about others to make yourself feel better. Who are you to tell anyone to come back as if they are your children who you bought air tickets. What country do you know on this planet cries the same monotonous tunes of calling all it’s countrymen back just because you assume things are not good.

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  83. lilayiestate com 😕 anyone have any information on these chaps? They are selling houses from 210 million to 310 million but am not sure about the sizes

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  84. I wonder which Zambian minister has had a small piece of ‘inducement’ from this. mmmmm just thinking! 😕

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  85. So the buggers in Boma are seing the light,i urge all positive minded zedians to take this seriously,that country will only go anywhere if we start making efforts,start somewhere,Look at the Ghanaian example,am actuly encourage,but maybe after 2015…when Banda is no longer there…

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  86. WE CAN INVEST IF THE PIPO IN POWER ARE MORE LIKE BARAK OBAMA.

    WE NEED SOME OBAMAS IN ZED.

    BARAK OBAMA YO, YO, YO.

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  87. THE GOVT SHOULD BE ASKING THEM SELVES WHY PIPO LEFT THE COUNTRY IN THE FIRST PLACE, INSTEAD OF WASTING TIME BEGINIG FROM THEM.

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  88. I WONDER WHAT HAS BROUGHT THIS UP, HAS HE SEEN HIS OLD SCHOOL MATE FROM ABROAD DOING FINE?NICE CAR , NICE LADY?
    WELL , ITS ALL TO DO WITH HARD WORK.
    PERIOD.

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  89. Congrats to EDC! I feel if they are to deal with GRZ they should give us more details on their operations. Doing business with GRZ is a good recipe for corruption when you are not transparent, a good example is Zambian Airways which was being protected by Ba LPM and Hon. Magande and the rest is history.

    It will only take Zambians to take this country to another level and no one else.

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  90. I need all those pipo who were inspired by Barak Obama, to say .” I am Barak Obama”
    And from now on try to make a difference.

    i start:
    I am Barak Obama.

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  91. Encouraging Zambians to invest in their homeland is a good step in the right direction. However, our Government needs to learn how to prioritise. It is only recently that they spent billions of Kwachas of tax payers money on Cars for ‘Chiefs and their Chiefdoms.’ How can they explain this act when people have no clean water to drink? :-w

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  92. Good contributions gentlemen but suffice to say that we already have a number of institutions to deal with issues of investments save to say that, what i think we should do is to create a one stop shop, kind of arrangement whereby if one comes as an investor local or foreign they can access all the information thay need without much trouble as the case is. The suggestion to have outside investors partner with locals based here is a good one as this helps to retain part of the profits in the nation and further the reinvestments in the same setor or others. This is exactly what our friends have done in the UAE, Dubai espcially.

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  93. #137
    isnt his the same thing the govt is doing with the Chinese, but they are one step ahead.
    The pipo in charger are only looking after their own interests.
    Drinking and Amaule.
    unless we change, we will still be crying come the next 50 years.

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  94. Most individuals are willing and ready to work with our govt. Now let both side do what is required of them. Give the people in the diaspora dual citizenship and this idea will easily be realised.

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  95. #138 You are right my dear and you remind me of the FSP ( Fertilizer Support Programme) which two of our neighbouring countries came and copied and applied it successfully meanwhile it has failed to deliver the much needed results here. I agree with you our leaders usaually do things to serve their own iterests and not those for the majority of the ciizens.

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