Zambians in the Diaspora commend government

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Zambians in the Diaspora commend government

Nairobi, Kenya, February 20, ZANIS…Zambians living in the diaspora have commended President Michael Sata and his administration for embarking on programmes that will contribute greatly to the economic development of the country.

Speaking at separate meetings in Tanzania and Kenya when Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Wilbur Simuusa and Information Deputy Minister Mwansa Kapeya met the Zambians living in the two countries respectively, representative of the Zambians living in Tanzania, Charles Sumbwe said they were happy with the developments taking place back home.

Mr. Sumbwe who is the chairperson of the Zambians living in Tanzania said the greatest project that has made the Zambians living in Tanzania happy is the Link Zambia 8000 Km road project under the Road Development Agency (RDA).

Mr. Sumbwe said this project will accelerate development in the country as it will link all the provinces and districts once completed.

“Zambia will no longer be a land locked country but a land linked country because of this good road project, “said Mr. Sumbwe.

He said a good road network is a backbone of the nations’ economic development and therefore, projects such as the Link Zambia 8,000 Km deserves full support of all Zambians both abroad and at home.

Mr. Sumbwe further said Zambians are happy with various programmes in the education and health sectors.

The Zambians also commended Government through the National Broadcaster, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) for installing FM radio transmitters in 25 districts under phase one of the rural television and radio project.

And Information and Broadcasting Deputy Minister Mwansa Kapeya has disclosed that Government has set aside KR 25 million for the establishment of provincial Television stations in all the provinces.

Mr. Kapeya said the project is expected to kick off by May this year in all the province adding that the Government is committed to improve on the flow of communication to its citizens hence the programme to establish rural television stations that will have about 80 percent of local content in their production.

ZNBC intends to install another 25 radio transmitters in other districts countrywide.