ARTHUR MWANSA, Lusaka
MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba will today meet diplomats to re-assure them of Government’s commitment towards upholding peace.
And Mr Kalaba said the Church continues to play a significant role in the country’s development agenda and in overcoming economic hardships being faced by citizens.
Mr Kalaba said in an interview yesterday that the meeting with diplomats follows President Lungu’s directive.
Mr Kalaba said Zambia is stable and has continued to attract international acclaim contrary to assertions that the country is under a dictatorship.
“I want to re-assure the nation and the international community that Zambia is peaceful and everything is fine. And tomorrow [today], at 15:00 hours the President has tasked me to meet members of the diplomatic corps at Mulungushi International Conference Centre to re-assure them that Zambia is safe and very peaceful.
“The international community should be re-assured that their investment is in safe hands,” Mr Kalaba said.
He said Zambia has always been at a beacon of peace both internationally and regionally.
“For those that are insinuating that the country is on fire or ungovernable, that is sinful thinking. As a people, we must always remember that we are only stronger when we are united and weak when we are divided,” Mr Kalaba said.
Mr Kalaba, who is Bahati memrber of Parliament said Zambians should realise that the investment coming into the country is not only meant to benefit President Lungu but to profit all citizens.
He said it is important that people desist from issuing statements that have the potential to scare away investors.
Mr Kalaba said it is pleasing that Zambia has also continued to register economic growth because of its stability.
And speaking at the African Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday worship service, Mr Kalaba said there is need for the Church to continue working together with Government in fostering the country’s social and economic development.
Mr Kalaba also pledged to donate K10,000 towards the good works the African Methodist Episcopal Church is doing in reaching out to the needy people in society.
African Methodist Episcopal Church Reverend David Phiri said Zambia has continued to enjoy peace and unity because God is in control.