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*PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS- ZAMBIA*

*PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS- ZAMBIA*

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia wishes to inform all Zambians living in the Diaspora that there is an ongoing Diaspora Remittances Survey being conducted by, Dr. Mushiba Nyamazana, a Consultant working on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Zambia.

The survey will be conducted from 8thth to 23rd April 2021.

The purpose of the study would be to achieve the following key objectives.

1.    Facilitate the lowering of costs of sending remittances with the view to maximizing the benefits of remittances to the country;

2.    Provide information on mechanisms, policies and programmes to members of the Diaspora about the various transfer options available; and the costs of remitting;

3.    Providing incentives to the Diaspora for the import of personal belongings and capital goods for returnees; and

4.    Monitoring the transfer and payment systems of remittances in order to inform policy intervention and direction.

The Survey is available on the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XPRLV2C

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia encourages all Zambians living in the Diaspora to participate in this very important Survey.