GOVERNMENT FOCUSED ON REBUILDING THE ECONOMY, HIGH COMMISSIONER ASSURES ZAMBIANS IN UK
London…. October 31, 2023
ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to the UK Macenje Mazoka has assured Zambians resident in London and Scotland that the government is focused on rebuilding the country’s economy to provide jobs and better lives for citizens.
The High Commissioner met the Zambians during respective Independence Day celebrations in London on Friday and in Glasgow last Saturday.
She assured Zambians that their government is working hard to increase and improve access to development resources in the spirit of one Zambia One Nation, One people.
“Currently investor confidence in our economy is at an all-time high and that coupled with the increase in the constituency development funding in all of our 156 constituencies is giving Zambia the reboot that is required to help our nation prosper,” she said. “But we must work together especially if we are going to meet our goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2030.”
High Commissioner Mazoka assured Zambians that the increased CDF will help spur equitable development at local level.
“So every constituency has an equitable opportunity to use those resources to develop their communities based on local engagements. It’s not from the top – down, it’s more of a spoke-wheel type of leadership and that is an opportunity for Zambia,” she said.
High Commissioner Mazoka hailed the existing strong collaboration between Zambia and the United Kingdom in among other areas poverty reduction, promoting green economic development, and supporting governance and democracy.
She also hailed Scotland’s support for Zambia’s education sector.
High Commissioner Mazoka told the Zambians that the government Mr Hichilema recognises the Diaspora as the country’s 11th province and is working on the principle of inclusivity without leaving anyone behind.
She said Zambia’s picture cannot be complete without the Diaspora and that the government was committed to promoting inclusive development and a fair society.
“So we call on all patriotic Zambians to work together with our government in addressing pressing development challenges by making submissions to the PPDF process,” she said.
She urged Zambians to be goodwill ambassadors for Zambia and be part of those taking responsible development to the country.
First Secretary – Press
Zambia High Commission