Government should start regulating the inflow of foreign nationals into Zambia-ZCTU

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji (l) with his term and outgoing Chinese Ambassador Yang Youming (r) ground breaking for the construction of Conference hall at Foreign Affairs
Minister of Foreign Affairs Joe Malanji (l) with his term and outgoing Chinese Ambassador Yang Youming (r) ground breaking for the construction of Conference hall at Foreign Affairs
The Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has advised government to start regulating the inflow of foreign nationals in Zambia.

The ZCTU particular wants government to regulate inflow of Chinese nationals to avoid over population through labor migration.

ZCTU Deputy Secretary General Elaston Njobvu says the regulation of foreign nationals will help arrest the situation of labor migrating into the Country.

Speaking during the official opening of a two days ZCTU/ITUC workshop on organizing labor migrants into unions, Mr. Njobvu stated that if properly managed labor migration does have more advantages.

He says it is for this reason that ZCTU has joined other trade unions in Africa to awareness on the need for unions to take up labor migrations as part of their work at all levels.

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  1. If ZCTU are gonna say “regulate flow of foreign nationals” then pick out the Chinese in particular it stinks of thinly veiled discrimination.It should apply to all nationalities equally.

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    • Mzambia wa Zamani…it’s not discrimination necessarily when ZCTU pinpoint the Chinese. You cannot put the Chinese in the same category as the African immigrants. African immigrants belong anywhere on the African continent. We used to be one people, and had no borders before colonization. In short Zimbabweans have more rights to be in Zambia than the Chinese, the Indians and the Lebanese, and that has nothing to do with discrimination.. The Chinese, the Lebanese, the Indians are real foreigners as they hail from different continents, and not from Africa. China is overpopulated and they’re trying to create space in their country by exporting some of their people to African countries. Nothing wrong with having qualified Chinese investors come into the country, including temporary…

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    • (Continued)… workers. But unregulated inflow of the Chinese into the country, some of who just come to roast maize and sell chickens, will eventually cause problems. And remember that China has some of the most stringent immigration laws in the world. And yet we just let them pour into our country unregulated.

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  2. What about Congolese, Tanzanians, Zimbabweans, *nese where * can be leba, Chi, ….., whant about all *ans

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  3. ZCTU AS MUCH AS I AGREE WE SHOULD REGULATE THE FLOW OF CHINESE WE CANNOT DISCRIMINATE. OVER POPULATION CAN ONLY BE CONTROLLED BY STOPPING PEOPLE HAVE 10 CHILDREN ! THE ONLY WAY WE CAN ENSURE ZAMBIANS ARE EMPLOYED IS BY GIVING THEM DECENT EDUCATION – GO TO THE RURAL VILLAGERS – SCHOOLS DONT EVEN HAVE BASIC NEEDS LIKE ELECTRICITY AND WATER, SCHOOL BOOKS. WE CANNOT FIX OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT IS BROKE. THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE THIS MESS WE ARE IN IS TO CHANGE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE RULING AND LOOTING ZAMBIA !!

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  4. Govt SHOULD START regulating the inflow of foreign nationals in Zambia. These guys in our governments don’t regulate this inflow? For the past 54 years? Yaba!

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  5. There are laws in place that are already being breached…ZCTU should be called for more corrupt free Immigration dept or a points based system not just every caseworker issuing passports and permits as they wish.

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  6. Foreigners taking up local jobs is one way of externalizing money.
    All ZCTU can fight for is harmonise the salary scales for locals and foreigners.
    It’s all about equal pay for equal job not where locals get peanuts and foreigners get four to five times more.

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