President Edgar Lungu says it is sad that some Zambians in the diaspora are the first ones to portray a negative image of the country through unconfirmed reports on social media.
President Lungu says he is sad that some sections of Zambians living abroad lack patriotism and are only interested in attacking the country unnecessarily.
Speaking last night when he met Zambians based in the state of New York, President Lungu said those in the diaspora must give a good account of the nation and help to attract investment into the country.
He challenged Zambians in the diaspora to emulate their African nationals who give a good account of their countries and are investing in their home nations.
And spokesperson of Zambians living in the United States Webster Munyenyembe said most Zambians in the US want to invest in the country.
Mr. Munyenyembe said there is a recognition among Zambians in the US that the country has made tremendous economic progress, and some want to invest in various sectors.
President Lungu was accompanied to the meeting by Foreign affairs minister Joe Malanji, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya, National Development Planning Minister Alexander Chiteme and Gender Minister Elizabeth Phiri.
President Lungu is later today expected to leave New York for Zambia after concluding his work at the UN General Assembly.