United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has asked Zambians living in the diaspora to be good ambassadors of the country.
In his recent Facebook posting upon arrival in the United Kingdom where he was invited to give a speech by the Royal Institute of International Affairs at the Chatham House tonight, Hichilema asked Zambians living abroad to remain steadfast in projecting a good image for the country and leave politics to those at home.
“We arrived safely in UK and immediately got on with our scheduled business. We addressed Zambians residents in the UK and we thanked them for their unwavering support especially during the time we were in jail. We also called on them to be good ambassadors of the country. We encouraged them to speak the good that comes out of Zambia. We asked them to remain steadfast in projecting a good image for the country as we at local level remain to sort out the politics,” wrote Hichilema.
“We did inform them that our young democracy is faced with many challenges and threats but we are resolved to making sure that it matures. To this end, we assured them of our commitment to the dialogue process and that the political challenges we are going through can be resolved amicably as long as the parties involved remain committed to the process.”
Hichilema also stated that his speech at the Chatham House, a leading world think tank based in London, would roll out his party’s priorities and the role of the opposition parties in democracy among other issues related to good governance.