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No more school fees, says President Hichilema

By SIMON MUNTEMBA

COME January, 2022, none of the  Zambians in the diaspora will be sending school fees to their children or dependants from Grade one to Grade 12 back home because that is our job now, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.

And President Hichilema said soon Zambia would no longer be a landlocked nation but land-linked country as his administration shall turn it into a production and processing point for goods in transit and out of it.

Mr Hichilema said this when he met Zambians living in the United Kingdom yesterday.

He wrote on his Facebook page that Zambians living in the United Kingdom who may have left for many reasons had an equal stake in the country.

Mr Hichilema assured them that the new dawn government was determined to create space and opportunities for all Zambians.

“We equally stated that come January, 2022, none of them will be sending school fees to children from Grade 1 to Grade 12 back home in Zambia for school because that is our job now but we encouraged them that the resources they raise since the responsibility of taking less privileged and orphans to school has been passed onto us, their income should be invested back home,” President Hichilema wrote.

He said there was need for all Zambians regardless of where they might be to help rebuild and grow the country together.

President Hichilema said economic diplomacy was very important and while on his trip to the UK, he made sure that this was top on the agenda.

“It’s not magic but methodical, systematic and one button after another and eventually Zambia will no longer be a landlocked nation but land-linked and will be turned into a production and processing point for goods in transit and out of it, we shall earn revenue for our people,” he said.

He also assured them that the corruption and asset recovery fight was in full gear, and that soon results would begin to show.

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