ZAMBIA High Commission in India is dismayed by the unwarranted verbal attack by Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili directed at a person believed to be of Indian origin working on the expansion of roads in Zambia.
“Mr Kambwili understands the complaints procedure as former Minister of Labour and that his words are unwarranted in the eyes of the international community having served as Minister of Foreign Affairs too,” Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga said.
Mrs Kapijimpanga added that Mr Kambwili should have taken time to investigate whether the person operating the road compactor was not born and raised in Zambia.
“Mr Kambwili is a wrong person to attack any nationality working in Zambia because his own spouse works in the United Kingdom and such outbursts threaten the lives of Zambians working abroad in case others retaliate,” she said.
Mrs Kapijimpanga said pertinent issues that were meant to benefit the masses such as the decongestion of Lusaka Roads Project jointly funded by India and Zambia could not be resolved in an emotional way.
“Zambians have never looked at the colour of any person once having a white Republican Vice President Dr Guy Scott, people of Indian origin such as Dipak Patel as former Commerce Minister and former Agriculture Minister, Suresh Desai who was elected by the people,” she said.