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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Unite and Stop Being Jealousy of One Another, Emmanuel Mwamba tells Zambians in Diaspora

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Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba speaking at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba speaking at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
ZAMBIA’S High Commission to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba has called on Zambians in the diaspora to emulate nationals from other countries and unite in order to forge links that can bring about economic empowerment and social cohesion in their localities.

According to a statement released to the media by Nicky Shabolyo, the Press Secretary at the Zambian Embassy in South Africa, Mr. Mwamba has observed that there was a tendency by well-to-do Zambians to shun those who were struggling economically while others tended to be jealousy of those that seemed to be economically well-off.

“The ones who are struggling feel uncomfortable to associate with the others because they feel unwelcomed, we have those who are jealousy of other people’s achievements and are segregating. This kind of living should end. We are living far from home and it’s only by uniting and being there for one another that we can all achieve what lies in our potential,” Mr. Mwamba said.

He was speaking when he addressed the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Zambia Association in South Africa (ZASA) held in Kempton Park yesterday.

Mr. Mwamba said Zambians should emulate other nationals who have united away from home and supported each other by sharing business ideas and suggestions on social life in South Africa. He said exchanging ideas in commerce could not only help individuals but also contribute to the development of Zambia as nationals would have income to invest back home.

The High Commissioner said Government has recognised that Zambians were an important arm of investment and that the Diaspora Policy which was being worked on by Government would greatly contribute to assisting Zambians channel their investment into the country.

He said nationals from such countries as those in West Africa, were making huge contributions towards their countries’ gross domestic product.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mwamba has advised ZASA to restrict its role to encouraging social cohesion among Zambians and attending to social welfare matters rather than opting to veer off into handling issues bordering on immigration as these were the preserve of the Zambian Government through the High Commission.

“Let the Mission get involved and help whenever you identify issues of immigration nature. We have recognised the important role and the Mission is open and willing to work with ZASA on almost anything.”

“I decided to implement an open door policy when I arrived at the Mission because I was not happy with what I was hearing before I came. We have opened our doors and any of you can see us any time you have a problem,” Mr. Mwamba said.

He invited the Zambians to join in every Wednesday morning at the High Commission when some diplomatic staff, their spouses and some South Africans get together for prayers dedicated to, among other issues, Zambia, South Africa and the leadership for the two countries.

Mr. Mwamba also briefed the audience on President Edgar Lungu’s State Visit in December, last year saying this culminated into a number of positive developments including the inauguration of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between Zambia and South Africa.

He said the JCC would now make it easier for Zambia and South Africa to resolve any issues affecting their nationals.

On the Foreign Service Bill which is scheduled to be presented to Parliament soon, Mr. Mwamba said Government intended to professionalise the Foreign Service while positioning it to be able to effectively engage in economic diplomacy.

Earlier, ZASA president, Mr. Ferdinand Simaanya urged Zambians to give truthful accounts of their economic status while living is South Africa. He said his association has had problems with relatives of deceased Zambians when they travelled to collect bodies of their family members. He said there has been cases of relatives insisting “that the huge amounts of rand saved in the bank as well as the mansion owned by their late relative be handed over to them. This is disheartening because the correct situation would be that the deceased had nowhere to live but was just being kept by friends. Meanwhile, these relatives had borrowed transport money to travel from Chingola to Johannesburg.”

And First Secretary for Immigration and Consular Issues, Mrs. Joyce Chimalilo took time to update the Zambians on issues pertaining to application for passports, birth certificates, visas, permits and on duration of stay in South Africa to which a Zambian was entitled.

The meeting was attended by ZASA representatives from all the branches across South Africa.

Part of the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
Part of the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017

Zambia Association in South Africa president, Mr. Ferdinand Simaanya speaking at the annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
Zambia Association in South Africa president, Mr. Ferdinand Simaanya speaking at the annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017

Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba with the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba with the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017

First Secretary for Immigration, Mrs. Joyce Chimalilo speaking at the Zambia Association in South Africa at the annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
First Secretary for Immigration, Mrs. Joyce Chimalilo speaking at the Zambia Association in South Africa at the annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017

Part of the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
Part of the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017

Part of the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017
Part of the audience at the Zambia Association in South Africa annual general meeting in Kempton Park, South Africa on 28th January, 2017

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38 COMMENTS

    • Him and Mukwita have been fired from private companies before and instead of the Zambian Governemnt doing due diligence – they have promoted them and ignored their previous deeds.

      You have a rotten regime.

      I don’t like Zambians as a whole. Collectively they can kiss me where the sun doesn’t shine. Individually I ofcourse respect them.

      Thanks

      BB2014,16

    • @The Chosen One Its called propaganda! The Soviets were perfected it to a large extent! First they informed you; then misinformed you; at that point they will re-inform you; sooner or later they world de-inform you; if you were still not clear they would dis-inform you!

    • @Mushota no offence intended but that would be your a**se (where the sun doesn’t shine)-I suppose! Even your kuchi kuchi does see the sun perhaps!

    • Why can’t Mwamba and group unite on their own? They have spent years dissing other Zambian ethnic groups and now they want unity. Why now and what for? They should have thought about that years ago when Satan started their [email protected] hatred.

    • Nubian Princess

      I completely agree, diaspora is the West or East. Anyone masquerading in Africa should instead go back to Zambia and develop the country.

      North, East or West. How can you go and live in South Africa and or want their Passports?

      Once I get my British Passport soon, my life will be complete

    • Iwe ka Mushota, you mean after all this time you still don’t even hold a British passport? how long are you going to be a fiancée? I think Nicky is throwing you a curved ball.
      Anyway you are lucky that you don’t live in America, otherwise Trump would have chased you back to Dundumwesi by now

    • How do you expect others not to jealousy when 95% Embassy jobs are reserved for a Mwamba, Chanda, Mutale, Mulenga, Bwalya & to some extent Aphiri, Alungu, Abanda, Miti etc.

      Only qualification is being from the NorthEast Axis tribalism & PF ‘vuvuzela’ regardless of qualification just like yourself Mwamba. Anybody else from SouthWest Zambia must shout PF vuvuzela loudest & be connected thru marriage.

      SouthWest Zambia is only good for lopsided distribution of their resources to Muchinga. When SouthWest Zambian resources are exhausted new mines may be opened up in NorthEast only for NorthEasterners.

      Economically it’s ‘One Zambia One Nation’ for unequal sharing of resources to benefit NorthEast
      Politically its ‘One Zambia two Nations’ to disadvantage the SouthWest…

    • Economically it’s ‘One Zambia One Nation’ for unequal sharing of resources to benefit NorthEast
      Politically its ‘One Zambia two Nations’ to disadvantage the SouthWest.

      God was wise to endow SouthWest with more valuable resources!

    • So what is the problem if he is in the news every day? Some of your worries naimwe. Just read or do not read when you see Mwamba is in the news if you get so agitated with it. That is as simple as 1+1=2. Get a life. He is just from saying do not be jealous but support one another. Here you are talking the opposite of what is being advocated for. What sort of a people are we in Zambia.

  1. How can UPND Supporters unite with PF Election Thieves? UPND Supporters are naturally aggrieved becoz they feel PF stole the Election and are refusing to Hear the Petition for a Reason. Lungu is an illegitimate President and was illegally and unconstitutionally inaugurated. There will be no Unity,Reconciliation and National Healing until the Petition is heard and determined. Lungu will remain an illegitimate President with all the consequences of illegitimacy.

    • I have met these idyots abroad before who asked if I was West Indian because I could not speak Bemba.

    • Moya: Every other person in the whole world is congratulating ECL on his re-election. When are you going to stop this halala thing of yours? For five years you will just be talking about our vote was stolen. That is quite some high level of mourning period.

  2. Please remove the Y from the word jealous.

    Why assume people are jealous of each other? Some people are not drawn to others no matter how much or how little they have. Those who are, have their own networks, which may not be in public eye beyond social media. The government itself has always displayed resentment of ideas beyond their own, qualifications, experience or skills above their own and if that carries over to embassies abroad then like everything else, get your own house in order first. Let’s see this self enrichment program y’all are on be transposed in to economic benefit for the nation as a whole and genuinely tackle food, security, health, education and poverty. Jealousy is the least of your problems. Disinterest, however, grows.

    • A Phiri. Mwamba is spot on. I had an encounter in the diaspora. One successful guy literally did not support other professionals who were looking for opportunities. There is lack of a coherent support for each other within the Zambian community. Its each one for oneself.

  3. PHD is a chronic disease among Zambians. Unite, work together, help one another are alien concepts among Zambians and Mwamba knows this. The alienation begins upon introductions where they first want to know what job you do, how educated you are and as soon as it’s discovered you haven’t a certificate, diploma, degree, or a masters, PhD, you are then carefully slotted, pigeon holed and rudely shunted aside and ignored.

    • @Wantashi – well put. And on introduction, they will speak to you in their language and if you do not reply fluently then they know you are not one of them. Mwamba and group are masters at this.

  4. Mwamba is one of the 2016 Election Riggers. He is now preaching unity after stealing the Election and inauguating Lungu illegally and unconstitutionally. What kind of Unity is Mwamba calling for? He calling for Unity between a Donkey and Rider. No unity until Zambians know who won the 2016 Elections and who is their Legitimate President. As of now Lungu is illegal and illegitimate at law.

  5. I have been living here in South Africa for many many years but i can tell you that i will never attend such stupid meetings. Iwe chi mwamba dont bring your foolish “talk no action” here.You can attend this meeting today in 2017,come 2090 the top agenda will still be Immigration,Zambians dying in diaspora,body transportation,passports,birth certificates,duo citizenship,nfyo nfye nfyo-atase!ukokwine!After vomiting all these important issues then no follow up is made,no action,kusabaila chabe lyonse.In the meantime Zambians are being arrested for overstaying,bena bakufa nanjala just outside the Zambian embassy.Cheap politiking.Aba bena Mwamba nima “empty tins make the loudest noise chabe”Dont take this man or Zambian embassy serious.How can they be asking for briberies here in a foreign…

    • @RedBull,
      Yeah the Zambian government/Embassies are useless, but you talked of Zambians dying while abroad and no money to send their bodies home, maybe Zambians need to start getting life insurances and quit thinking the useless government will bail them out. You will be amazed at how many Zambian are dying here in the USA and don’t have life insurances yet they demand that their bodies be flown back home. The Zambian communities then goes to gofundme.org to raise money for these bodies to be flown home. Its pathetic. Zambians while alive need to quit living beyond their means and get life insurances at minimum so that they can be burried with dignity atleast, but most won’t do that. We Zambians love free handouts and that’s problems.

  6. Land,meanwhile it is very true that our fellow western countries have made it huge as they assist each more,including bena Mwanami(congoles) are more of a working team together than the peaceful Zambians.Manje ninshi tizadya peace?I belled them out long time ago.What i ve learnt from other nationalities is that,they ve serious financing working group,they donate money for a common investment goal,thereafter,they diversify their investments and earnings.While Zambians can meet even everyday jst to talk about peace & peace,until one person dies,thereafter,they donate money to be used to transport the body of the deceased.When that body has been transported,they go back again,eeye-peace,mutendele,naka duo citizenship pambali,immigration-we want passports.

  7. Aim higher!think,plan,implement your plans-act!You need to act on your planned goals with consistency.Do daily/weekly/monthly checks on how far you ve acted on your commitments. Dont just bubble like an oxygenated balloon(talking without thinking)-ACT!

  8. Those kinds of differences he sights are only normal in all societies. That’s why there are classes because people gather according to their interests, economic or otherwise

  9. Let us be united us Zambians living abroad especially western countries. Other nationals are very good. We need to help each other in terms of bereavement and helping the poor in our Country Zambia which was declared as a Christian nation.Why are we not helping each other? I gree with you Mr. Mwamba on this one.

    • While we are it, lets also get life insurances so that when we demand that our bodies be flown home, then there is money to send that body home than relying on gofundme.org as a means of raising money. Its one to thing to help those in need, but a lot us Zambians lack the ability to plan for unforeseen situations such as deaths. Zambians in the diaspora need to educate one another about the importance of life insurance.

  10. Laughable advice from that diminutive fat Clown Mwamba.
    Do you Mwamba fraternise with struggling poor Zambians residing in South Africa??
    I know for a fact, with pockets full of embezzled Zambian taxpayers money you look down on the Zambian povo in your midst, otherwise you can go around the Townships, & Komboni’ collecting them, & take them to your Tax funded residence, & have a big braii for them.
    YOU CAN CHEAT SOME PEOPLE, SOMETIMES, BUT YOU CAN’T CHEAT ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME!

  11. What unity are you talking about?? Very funny indeed and hypocrisy takes shape everywhere Zambians are. Imagine some one saying he wants me to give him a lozi bible because he will open a church in Free Sate where the wife is working as a nurse and him as husband would like to open congregation/church branch. When we are together in town he prefers to speak Bemba and ignore to speak the same Lozi which is close to Southern Sotho spoken in Free state for which he wants me to give him the Lozi bible, because of the language similarities. Can someone help me to classify such hypocrisy?? If not what is so painful for people to learn the language of other tribes and lose nothing but getting your communication advantages.

  12. At the rate we are going where Lazy Lungu now has his own fish ponds on GRZ property at State Lodge..crooks like Mwamba will swap the title deeds of those embassy property into his name. Remember the hologram debacle at ministry of information!!

  13. Its amazing that someone living in south africa u say U are in DIASPORA eish better say out the country or abroad, DIASPORA is EAST, WEST ..I MEAN OUT OF THE DARK CONTINENT

  14. It’s true Zambians are useless abroad, putting each other down and being ashamed of their country. The call is apt and about time. Zambian embassies need to remember who they represent.

  15. You find those classes in africa where education is the issue as with out education you don’t have enough ; in the west it matters less reason being every one has his own food to eat and his own roof over his head no begging from a neighbour .
    However the story is different in africa poverty divides people ,that is why africans are making dangerous journeys through the oceans to cross continents to find greener pastures, in africa you marry according to your education brackets but in the west it is different because food or shelter is not an issue .
    You can find some one with humble education standard married to some one highier above and there are no problems here wealth don’t divide people.

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