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Invest back in your country and be part of transforming Zambia

General News Invest back in your country and be part of transforming Zambia

Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Lieutenant General Paul Mihova has called on Zambians living in the United Kingdom to invest back in their home country and be part of transforming Zambia.

The High Commissioner made the remarks when he addressed various Zambian Association groups at the ‘Greet and Meet ‘event organised by the Zambia High Commission.

The High Commissioner urged Zambians in the Diaspora to live in unity and contribute to Zambia’s development and join hands with Government to realise the dream of a prosperous Zambia together.

He said it was the responsibility of Zambians both at home and abroad to work together to develop Zambia and urged the diaspora to use their network of contacts here in the UK, to access capital and technology that they can use in developing Zambia.

The High Commissioner further called on Zambians in the UK and Ireland to come together and establish a formal structure for engagement with Government and also create a Diaspora Association that can raise capital for investment projects that can go towards the development of the country.

The High Commissioner said Diasporas are rich in knowledge and experience and have access to capital that could give them an edge.

“We are here because we are Zambians and we love our country Zambia. We are here to renew our duty of working together with a common purpose of contributing to national development from the diaspora perspective. The High Commission is keen to work closely with all of you without leaving anyone behind. This Mission exists because of you. We believe in transformational and servant leadership and we are at your service,” he said.
The High Commissioner said the government has introduced a Diaspora policy to promote the participation of the Diaspora in the development of the country and by working together Zambians can make a difference in their own country.

And Lieutenant General Mihova implored nationals in the diaspora to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner, wherever they are, to maintain the good image of the country in the international community.

He said Zambians in the Diaspora should serve as their country’s ambassadors by speaking good about Zambia adding that it was incumbent upon Zambians in the diaspora to promote Zambia in their country of residence irrespective of their political and religious beliefs.

“To all fellow Zambians, I say we all have a duty and obligation to be patriotic, to protect and defend the unity and peace that we treasure so much. Be ready to contribute in the development of your country. His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has continually reminded us that he wants to see a developed Zambia that does not leave anyone behind as such, it is therefore, necessary that all Zambians, irrespective of political or religious affiliation and working together with others, must ensure that we accomplish our development targets set-out in the vision 2030 to ultimately become a middle-income country. Wherever you are, bear in mind that you play a significant role and the country needs your input to develop” he said.

Zambian Association group represenatives who attended the event made use of the opportunity to engage with the High Commissioner and Diplomats on various topics of their concerns related to the Diaspora Policy and how they can invest in Zambia.

High Commissioner Mihova introducing his wife to the Zambians in the UK

Issued by Abigail Chaponda (Mrs.)
First Secretary | Press and Public Relations
Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Well said Mr High Commissioner, I only have one unrelated question for you. When are you going to have proper toilets for your visitors. The toilets at the High Commission are a disgrace to say the least!

  2. GRZ needs to create a secure vehicle for Zambians to invest back home.

    Most work too hard in diaspora to have time to look for secure investments……

    I want to have a GRZ sanctioned secure portal where I just click from my bank account every month with peace of mind that my monthly £100 to £500 is invested in what Investment I Agree too……

  3. So you Zambians in UK can’t help Muyoba fix the toilets? Can’t you even donate paper. You Zambians complain too much. Ati yes investing back where, in a war zone of Kanyama?

  4. Zambian investing back in their country is the nobliest that they can do but i sometimes wonder what cooks in their heads! All the people in diaspora come with ar3e clothes and special accent in top class form. Why not emulate west africans? Well said by the Lit General

  5. It seems these chaps have no message to deliver…if he was in know he wouldnt be asking us to invest back home. If it was Bo Inonge I would excuse her as she is a granny but these jumpy guys in embassy who can not even deliver basic services and never pick up their phones.

  6. The current environment in Zambia is not conducive for me to invest my hard earned cash. I would rather hold on to it until a more responsible government takes over and puts in place sound economic recovery policies which are capable of growing the economy. Extremely high taxes, load shedding, shrinking GDP, etc, are very good indicators that the country is not of good investment grade. The idea is good though, but the time is not. Invest at your own risk.

  7. We came to the UK as individuals and we can not form an association for contributing money to send to Zambia. We have our own businesses and families to support. Your PF party has been distributing various items and money in Chilubi Island during the bye elections and prevented the opposition from campaigning, so let them continue giving out money to other provinces. That is the investment they are doing. We are happy here so do not come to tell us how to conduct ourselves. Your bank of Zambia organised to steal money in the name of Gondwe. Fire tenders, road contracts, think about them how you abuse our money.

  8. Invest at your own risk. When you bring your £1000 here you will be given K19000 at the rate of K19 which you will invest in whatever venture and even maybe make a generous 30% profit which will now bring your investment total to K24700. By the time you want to take your investment back and go to change into pounds you find the rate is now K25 and you get back £900 and that’s including all your profit. This is excluding tax which is due to zra on the profit ,licence fees to local councils etc etc.This is the best way to lose all your savings.

  9. Its a good Idea, but as long there is all that Corruption, do the investors take a step back, and I understand them, opening a business here, do you need to bribe alot of people first.
    Last time i drove to Livingstone from Lusaka, did the police stopped me 3 times and all of them wanted CASH but the police are cheap, do you want to start a business, Oh them does it go all the way up too PF and Lungu all want there share, try and buy a plot. Stop the corruption then will investors come. Get PF and Lungu out of office, then will the investors come. Our New President need to go very very hard on corruption, if corruption shall it be Jail directly no matter who it is. Follow the money #FreeZambia #Notoocorruption

  10. Very timely advice. However I have personally received reports from zambians resident in foreign countries that our embassies do not treat them well in terms of customer service. I have heard cases of phones not being picked up at the London high commission during normal working hours. This needs to change. I will be personally looking into this and instituting investigations. Thank you.kz

  11. LT what happened to the flags next to the names …this website has deteriorated as years have gone by I hope you make money to buy beans, kapenta, pizza and mealiemeal for the kids with all these silly ads.

  12. Keep your monies there it is safer. These politicians are the same ones with properties in foreign countries and now that they have drained the countries coffers belefwaya ukumizembaika ati bring your money to Zambia? Ask them to bring back the money they got from here first!!!!!

  13. Come on, every time we send just K1000 into our home accounts you get excited ati where did you get it, what is for. And if we transfer to our relatives ati who are giving it to, why have you transferred. Please. Why the hell would we put in or send more? If its land you even find cadres eyeing it ati tizatenga kaili sialipo. Stop joking.

  14. Without adequate power to keep the business running 24/7 , that’s a big no right there. Fix the leadership crisis by voting PF out of goverment. Enough of “ukuponelamo muli bu-president”. Zero vision for incumbent.

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