UNHCR Representative to Zambia, Ms Laura Lo Castro, led a High-Level Mission – which included the Home Affairs Deputy Minister Mr. Nickson Chilangwa, UN Resident Co-ordinator Ms Janet Rogan and other officials from partner organisations such as the Government, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, Concern International, the local electricity company -ZESCO and the press- to Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement

Government says Zambia is ready to host refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo if the situation in the neighbouring country escalates.

Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa says it will not be new Zambia to host more refugees if the situation in that country escalates as for the past three years Luapula province has been accommodating refugees from the DR Congo.

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ZANIS reports that commenting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr Chilangwa however explained that government desires to see stability and peace to prevail in Congo DR as it is the biggest market for the province.

“ Stability in the DRC is key for Luapula Province as it largely trades with Congo in many economic activities, “ he said.

The Minister explained that that the good relationship that exist between Katanga in Congo and Luapula province has enabled the acceleration of the implementation of common boarder projects.

The operationalization of the Kashiba boarder pontoon, crossing point and the planned construction of the Mwenda-Kasomeno Bridge are among some of the projects that Zambia and Congo has agreed upon to work together.

Mr. Chilangwa has since called on the local people in boarder areas to report to the local authorities as soon as Congolese refugees enter Zambian boarders so that they are integrated with others that are already in the province.

So far government working with cooperating partners has moved the refugees from Kenani Transit camp to a permanent refugee camp in Mantapala.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t understand this declaration. This country is failing to look after its own people (unpaid retirees, street kids,the terminally ill, etc) then some body is on the tower shouting that Zambia is ready to look after more refugees?

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  2. .. And how do deal with ebola? Congo have exported refugees for way to long. It’s time to urge them to silence the guns and behave sanely.Time to burry the hatchet and elect a legitimate government and start developing the country. There is no pride in either exporting or importing refugees.

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  3. Which model is helpful to refugees keep them in camps or let them integrate with locals especially those that can make a contribution to the hosting country?

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  4. And that is supposed to be a minister so the fool hasnt heared of ebola in Congo?Tell Kabila to behave…yaaba

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  5. bring them more especially girls we need to ntweno THESE KASAI’s they are hotter than zed women wie niku sontapo CHABE HMM.. THE ACTION THAT COMES NI ZIIIIIIIIII

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  6. Umugulu pa zed sevintu workers are not paid ,soon miners will hv no jobs ,city market was gutted no street vending but embracing refugees
    Kwena ni drama

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