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Zambians in diaspora encouraged to participate in national development, TUESDAY 25TH OCTOBER, 2016 – Zambia’s envoy to the Benelux and the European Union (EU), Ambassador Grace M. Mutale Kabwe has implored Zambian diasporas to participate in the country’s national development.
In a speech read on her behalf by Defense Attache, Colonel Samsom Simwanda during Zambia’s 52nd Independence Anniversary held in the Kingdom of the Netherlands yesterday, Ambassador Kabwe said diasporas have a big role to play in achieving social and economic development of the country. She said Zambia cannot attain the much sought development without participation of Zambians living in the diaspora.
“Your role in national development and national-building is significant. I will not relent in encouraging you to invest in Zambia. Zambia belongs to you and therefore you have an obligation to develop your country.” She emphasized.
The Ambassador called for hard work, sacrifice and patriotism among Zambians to overcome the challenges.
The freedom fighter-generation provided an example to this generation, she said, that it takes deep patriotic conviction and selfless devotion to the greater good of all.
“This year’s theme, “Working Together for Greater Unity, Hard Work, and Patriotism” is very symbolic because, as you are aware, we are coming out of an election held on August 11th – which in the eyes of others though it would divide us. But as a country, we said no divisions! We instead came out more united, determined and stronger than ever before” she said.
Ambassador Kabwe further invited potential investors to focus on Zambia as their investment is guaranteed of maximum security, growth and prosperity. The government of Zambia, she said, will continue to implement programmes and activities aimed at attracting and promoting investment into the country.

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Lambwe Kachali [Mr] 
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