Vice President Inonge Wina should allow all royal establishments in Western Province to invite investors, Nkoya Royal Council (NRC) chairperson David Tamboka has said.
He told the Daily Nation newspaper in an interview yesterday that the country has so many establishments and that all of them would need to participate to ensure even development in the province.
Mr Tamboka however said the job of inviting investors in the country remained with the government in power in this case the Patriotic Front.
He said the Nkoya-speaking people were in full support of President Edgar Lungu’s foreign trips, saying it was through such interactions with other countries that brought investment to Zambia.
“It is not right to tell one establishment to invite investors.
We have so many of these establishments from all over the country and people will feel side-lined if only the BRE are told to invite investors.
This will also bring confusion and anarchy,” he said.
Mr Tamboka encouraged the Head of State to maintain the spirit of One Zambia One nation motto by embracing all Zambians.
He said those opposed to Mr Lungu’s foreign trips did not understand the importance of being in good international relations with other countries.
He said investment cannot come to Zambia if the country chose to remain an island. “Zambia cannot behave like an island and continue to live in isolation.
We need to interact with other countries if we are to survive economically as a country,” Mr Tamboka said.
He said the Nkoyas will always support Government policies that were progressive for the good of the country.
Mr Tamboka said all citizens tend to benefit from the good policies that a country puts in place for its people hence the need to support progressive ideas.