PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pretoria 21st June, 2019
The Pan African Parliament (PAP) has paid glowing tribute to Zambia for being one of the hospitable countries to migrants on the African continent.
Vice President Honourable Chief Fortune Charumbira says Zambia has set good example of a country that practices ubuntu.
He said Zambia has provided equal employment and economic opportunities to migrants that have settled in the country from other countries.
Mr. Charumbira, who is also a Member of Parliament in Zimbabwe said Zambia has not given up on hosting migrant despite being a victim of hostile military attacks from neighbouring countries during the liberation struggle in the region.
He thanked Zambians for accommodating foreigners and living in harmony with its neighbours.
Mr. Charumbira further paid glowing to Zambia for being a pioneer of multi-party democracy on the continent.
He said the peaceful transition of power from the UNIP government in 1991 to date had set a good example to other countries.
Mr. Charumbira said Zambia has done well in her democratic dispension owing to the peaceful transfer of power from one President to the other.
He has since urged Zambians to continue doing the good work its known for.
Mr. Charumbira was speaking on the sidelines of the Commemoration of World Rufugee day held at the Pan African Parliament building in Midrand, South Africa.
And Zambia’s Acting High Commissioner to South Africa Maynard Misapa has called on Africans to find solutions to their problems.
He said there was need for leaders together with their followers to come together and find permanent solutions to the Continent’s problems.
Mrs Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations
Zambia High Commission South Africa