Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula
Zambia’s Ambassador to the U.S Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula

Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula says Government will soon rollout the Diaspora Policy to engage Zambians living abroad to contribute to national development.

Dr. Simbyakula says Government recognizes the diaspora as key stakeholder in accelerating efforts towards vision 2030 of developing Zambia without leaving anyone behind.

The Ambassador said this during the commemoration of Zambia’s 54th Independence anniversary organized by the Association of Zambians in the tripartite State of District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia held in Rockville, Maryland.

Dr. Simbyakula says through the Diaspora Policy, Government seeks to develop modalities on how to engage the Zambian diaspora on issues relating to dual citizenship, remittances, trade and investment, political participation and acquisition of land among others.

“And in recognizing the diaspora as key stakeholder in the country’s development, Government has developed a Diaspora Policy which will soon to be rolled-out. Some of the policies relating to this are now being actualized and Dual citizenship is a case in point,” Dr Simbyakula said.

He further called on Zambians living in the diaspora to reflect on utilizing skills they have acquired to contribute to national development and urged them to live exemplary lives as Zambia’s first line ambassadors.

Issued by
Cosmas Chileshe

First Secretary – Press & Public Relations
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia

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    Nice ideas but it will remain a pipedream, never to see the light of day with the intolerant sycophants of politicians that we have back home who are corrupt and intolerant to criticism. One thing you must know is that Zambians in the diaspora can’t be cadres you can easily bribe and push to sing your praises (unless of course they were already your cadres you were sponsoring in the first place). And the diaspora also have a yardstick on how best to run a country so they will be able to see through your incompetence.

    But if you are genuine, we stand ready for us to give you ideas for free.

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  2. Prostitution Should Be Legal, i want to be the first one to open a Millionaires club and become a “Pimp” Thats right. My skills!
    “Sex workers are, for the most part, just ordinary women who are doing a job.”

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  3. No common sense with this ambassador.You think most people in diaspora are happy with what is happening pa zed and you think they can invest their hard earned dollar/ pound in zambia.Since when did we bocome stake holders.You are not even ashamed to even make a policy on people you never considered to be important when they were in zambia and now because they are more skilled and have money and living in diaspora and you now think of asking for their contribution. That’s a joke,the Chinese will just sort you out for the loans you borrowed .Iknow your aim is to find away you can collect indirect revenue easily from dispora .Ati Fund yalipwalala mu diaspora so that you can sustain your reckless spending pa zed.Mind you Zambia is not the first country to allow dual citizenship.Other…

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    • Some of us in the diaspora have seen the opportunities back home and have invested. If your focus is to see someone in Statehouse you won’t see the all the business opportunities. Home is where the money is unlike there in the UK where you spend all your earnings on bills and yorkshire budding.

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  4. Countries started along time ago and contribute to charities at home freely without involving the state.Just find other sources of generating revenue.Do not rely on the people you don’t employed pay indirect tax

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  5. Don’t you think it is unfair to lock out Zambians living in the Diaspora from the electoral process, in spite of our great contribution to the economy through remittances etc. At the moment Electoral Commission of Zambia does not have any provision for Zambians living abroad to vote. One has to travel to Zambia during voter registration exercise to register and vote where they registered from. Surely Parliament can fast-track the development of regulations that can allow participation.

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  6. I think most Diasporans invest in Zambia any way, but it will be interesting to see what policy they come up with becuase other countries tap into the diaspora very well.

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  7. this guys like dreaming……..I am looking forward when they will realise their dreams………….
    Everyady it is a new idea……….this is living in fantasy world

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  8. @ Tokotoko Tateka mushi…The man in question was never recalled. He simply took leave to sort out his marital affairs (divorce and new marriage). Yes the issue could have been handled better given his status but he was never recalled.

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  9. No thanks, We don’t trust the PF government… “Na chi Trump is even better” than Ka Lungu.

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