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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Zambians in diaspora urged to invest home

General News Zambians in diaspora urged to invest home

Zambia’s Ambassador to Brazil, Alfreda Kansembe-Mwamba has called on Zambians in the Diaspora to take advantage of the technological advancement in Agriculture, Energy and Manufacturing sectors to promote trade and Investment back home.

Dr Kansembe-Mwamba has encouraged Zambians living in the diaspora to invest back home amid Government’s efforts to avail them with a conducive environment for doing business.

She was speaking when she addressed Zambians living in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Peru.

During the meeting a lot of major issues were raised on how Government could help the women and men acquire land smoothly, for them to embark on investment ventures in Zambia.

Dr Kansembe-Mwamba assured Zambians living abroad of the Government’s good intentions as outlined in the Diaspora Policy and their participation in national development.

She urged them to enter into partnerships with indigenous businesses and joint ventures with foreign enterprises, for the purpose of investing in Zambia.

Dr Kansembe-Mwamba has assured the Embassy’s commitment in addressing their challenges, such as lack of access to national documentation and feedback mechanisms.

And the Zambians living in Latin America expressed gratitude that the Embassy has reached out to them and were delighted with the engagement.

Among the Zambians who attended the meeting was a Professor of Economics, Duncan Chaloba who has been in Brazil since 1981, two Paraguay-based Priests, Maxmillan Bwalya and Anthony Musonda, Irene Kafwimbi, based in Chile and Chiti Yamba-yamba from Rio-de Janeiro Brazil among others.

This is contained in a statement issued to ZANIS by Grace Makowane, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambian Embassy, Brazil.

23 COMMENTS

  1. MANY A ZAMBIANS I HAVE SEEN AND TALKED TO HAVE TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO INVEST BACK IN ZAMBIA. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO LAW BACKING ZAMBIANS IN DIASPORA THAT FAST-TRACK CASES OF THEFT OF FUNDS AND MATERIALS BY PEOPLE EMPLOYED TO HANDLE THE BUSINESS AFFAIRS OF AN INVESTING DIASPORANS. INVESTING IN ZAMBIA DOES NOT MEAN A DIASPORAN LEAVES THE COUNTRY IN WHICH HE LEAVES UPON STARTING BUSINESS IN ZAMBIA. A DIASPORAN MAY STAY IN DIASPORAN TO CONTINUOUSLY TO RAISE MORE FUNDS TO GROW BUSINESS. IT IS DURING THIS PERIOD MONEY AND MATERIAL OF A DIASPORAN SRE STOLEN.MANY ZAMBIANS I HAVE SPOKEN TO IN ONE WAY OR OTHER HAVE BEEN ROBBED OF MONEY AND MATERIALS AND WE ARE NEVER HELPED BY ANY GOVERNMENTS IN BRINGING THE THIEVES TO BOOK. MANY COUNTRIES HAVE FORMULATED LAWS IN FAVOUR OF THEIR DIASPORANS BECAUSE…

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  2. FROM @1…MANY COUNTRIES HAVE FORMULATED LAWS IN FAVOUR OF THEIR DIASPORANS BECAUSE THE MONEY THEY SEND TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES DO A LOT ECONOMICALLY. WE NEED LAWS THAT PROTECT US AND WHAT WE SEND BACK TO ZAMBIA FOR STARTING UP BUSINESSES. MUCH HAS BEEN TALK ABOUT DIASPORA POLICIES BY ALL GOVERNMENTS IN ZAMBIA. BUT CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED. CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE DEVELOPED MORE DUE TO DIASPORAN REMITANCES TO THEIR COUNTRIES.

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  3. She may be pregnant, why ukusabaila about “diaspora” ?
    When white people go work in Zambia, do they “invest” back him in UK? They just enjoy in Zambia, and send pictures poor children to their government.
    Let’s do same. Have my people. Take selfies and post on LT.
    Yours Diaspora President.
    Vote Nostra-2021.

  4. Please can all upnd diasporans note that this message was not addressed to them but rather to the patriotic diasporans . We already know that you upnd diasporans are suffering there abroad. You do menial jobs and most of you are unemployed and relying on state benefits there. So please do not stress yourself thinking you have to invest. It should be us helping you. I will set up a crowd fund for you poor f00ls

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  5. WE WILL INVEST WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT AND THAT IS NOT NOW !!!!!!!!!!
    SOME OF US ARE MORE BUSINESS MINDED THAN BEING STUp1D AND SEND FUNDS TO ZAMBIA WITH THIS GOVERNMENT
    KEEP TAKING FROM THE CH1N5SE YOU NEED TO BE TAUGHT A LESSON

  6. Some Zambian mentality is that all diasprians do a dirty job abroad and that is
    Not correct.Some have very good jobs and
    Life.They make good money which they would not make in zambia.lets respect them.

  7. The problem I find is that people in Zambia think we are rich, and they will swindle us, do side deals, and slow down works, report to work late etc etc.

    There is just something inherently wrong with Zambians. They like free things. They want to get paid for not doing the work at hand.

  8. Indigo maybe during the time of unip people thought that, otherwise now we are enlightened and know that there is nothing special about being abroad. We now know that black people there are treated like monkeys. We know that black people are shot by police before they can explain themselves. We all know that blacks there are disadvantaged in all spheres of live such as education, employment, housing etc. So surely how can we think you are rich? Come to Zambia if you want to see rich black people. You are cleaning toilets and working 60 hours and you think you are rich. F00ls. I probably earn what you make in a month within minutes.

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  9. In a banana republic you can come from being uneducated homeless intercity bus station street kid to rubbing shoulders with the head of state and get a lot of tax payers money under the table if you ‘re ready to fight for a corrupt government and still get people to think you are a celebrity. Now wonder there’s lawlessness in sh!thole countries

  10. I am not a UPND diaspora but will never trust PF government for my personal large investments. I would rather invest under HH, he makes sense to me a lot and can’t wait for to win so that Zambia can stop being a developing nation in the near future and become a developed country.

  11. Please ignore the UK based Troll/ Impostor on the thread its phishing for attention…it has no affiliation to PF and will say anything!!

  12. We would love to invest back home but the government needs to do more on enabling the environment which will allow Zambians in the diaspora to do business back home. Give us tax breaks to bring the needed machinery to setup industries home. Make the cost of doing business easier by digitising submissions of most paper work required to hit the ground. Offer investment opportunities to your own the same way you give incentives to the harvesters. We read with sadness how you have shut down Konkola mine due to lack of cash when the metal prices are at their highest. Partner with your own people to develop Zambia, let do away with attracting harvesters whose only intension is more exploitation than investment.

  13. Where has this woman been? This talk of diaspora investment back home is such an old story before PF came into power. What she should be talking about should be the investment vehicles that they have developed now to attract. RB govt promised land but in the end there was no land. Some of it was grabbed by PF cadres. Please be specific. Talk is cheap.

  14. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    => Investing in a country where for your business to be successful you have to lick the a$ses of the politicians;
    => Investing in a country where there is no proper rule of law, any time you upset some politician King, your business is grabbed away from you with no proper legal avenues;
    => Investing in a country where corruption is so rampant;
    => Investing in a country where ‘nchekeleko’ is a norm and any employee wants to find out the loopholes of stealing from Day 1 on the job;
    => Investing in a country where interest rate is more than 30%;
    => Investing in a country where tax (all sorts of tax) is more than 30%;
    => Investing in a country where even a small parcel with a gift in it is taxed by Customs
    => Investing in a country that can’t even put up basic services like water,…

  15. flag Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans

    ….
    => Investing in a country that can’t even put up basic services like water, roads in new suburbs… you can’t have identify a house being sold (except by things like ‘near Choppers’; near HH’s house; etc.)

    at enabling environment my a$s! Get real people!
    Invest at your own risk… tried that, done that and got the entire money stolen (more than $100k)!

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