March 12, Vice President Inonge Wina has urged Zambians in the diaspora to invest back home in order to promote viable socio and economic development.
Mrs. Wina also urged the Zambian nationals in the diaspora to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner and maintain the good image of the country to the international community.
She called on the Zambians in the diaspora to embrace the One Zambia One Nation’ motto which she said is an important rallying slogan that has enabled the country to remain an admirable nation to the rest of the world.
The Vice President said this when she addressed Zambians based in the United States of America (USA) on the sidelines of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) at Zambia UN Mission in New York yesterday.
She further urged the Zambians to live and promote unity among themselves and the people of other nationalities.
Mrs Wina assured the Zambians in the diaspora of President Edgar Lungu’s passion of ensuring that the country reduces poverty and develops for the benefit of the current and future generations.
And on proposal to include dual citizenship in the draft constitution, Vice-President Wina urged the diaspora to utilise the on-going constitution making process to highlight their views for consideration.
At the same event, Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Mwaba Kasese-Bota congratulated Mrs. Wina on her appointment as Republican Vice President.
Ambassador Kasese-Bota reaffirmed the Mission staff’s commitment to representing Zambia and President Lungu with dedication, patriotism and professionalism befitting the country’s admirable status on the international arena.
This is according to a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations Chibaula Silwamba.