Rwandans taking over local shops

Rwandans taking over local shops

Rwanda and Burundi nationals talking over local shops.

I Have never talked about colour,race,language,Religion etc
But just raising a concern that any Patriotic Zambian Citizen would…
Zambia has been a peaceful and loving country since independence and because of that we receive a number of people from our neighboring countries who come for different purposes such as,seeking refugee, business, Tourism etc
This has brought increase in revenue as well as other positive developments in different sectors such as education, entertainment and so on.
These are all positive and very good things but it doesn’t mean that there are no negative issues no.
The rate at which these immigrants are getting into the country at is shocking and if its not checked it will have a negative impact in many ways:-
They are taking over all the running of our local shops (groceries and small supermarkets) which should be the source of income to our local people as well as can also contribute to boost of the economy because when money is collected from those shops,it is again put back to the system through different transactions as compared to these other nationals who are fond of sending money back home.It could be fair enough if these people would venture into other investments or ventures than just repossessing every shop from these local dwellers and makes it be there source of families Survival back home They do not rent houses no pay any form of utility bills,but make the some small local shops their houses, where is sanity and where have we gone wrong as a country on this one?
Joseph Sata.

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    Patriot 2 weeks ago

    Zambia’s problem is Indians, Lebanese, Senegalese, and other criminally inclined foreigners.

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    Bauze 2 weeks ago

    As Zambians we have become specialists at blaming everyone else for our problems. We elect leaders then we complain about, we allow ‘investors’ then complain about them.
    We should ask ourselves how someone from outside the country can come and set up a small corner shop and Ina few years build a house. Is it Rwandees or Zambians who buy from these shops? So why blame the Rwandees when we as Zambians are busy setting up tarvens and bars everywhere? Every corner now has a ‘Pub and Grill’. Our brothers from east Africa are astute businessmen. They see an opportunity, they go for it. They are also very disciplined, and we are not. They don’t buy expensive vehicles from the very first income

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    BETTER MUST COME 2 weeks ago

    I ONCE GOT SHIVERS DOWN MY SPINE WHEN AN MMD GOVT OFFICER WAS ENCOURAGING ZAMBIANS TO GET LOANS FROM CEEC TO START BUSINESSES AND ONE OF THE LISTENERS STOOD AND RETORTED, “TATULEFIFWAYA IFYA MA LOAN, TULEFWAYA FYE AMACHITO (WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THE LOANS FROM CEEC, ALL WE WANT IS TO BE EMPLOYED). IS SURPRISING THAT NOT MANY ZAMBIANS HAVE NOT VENTURED INTO BUSINESS? EVEN THE PF GOVT WOULD RATHER HAVE BUSINESSES RUN BY FOREIGNERS (CHINESE, RWANDANS, SOMALIS,ETC), NOT ZAMBIANS. POOR PEOPLE ARE EASY TO RULE!!

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    Nelson 2 weeks ago

    I’m not sure if this Joseph Sata is a true Zambian with real names but his words are worrisome. How a true african compatriot can complain that his fellow Africans are doing well in an African country? Isn’t this stupidity? If these poor refugees and immigrants have done wrong, inform the police or customs department rather than embarrassing yourself and good Xambians. And don’t forget the Chinese.

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    kufahakurambwe 2 weeks ago

    The author of this is a PF dunderhead. Stupidity must certainly be on top of their criteria to be a member. They seem to have it in overflowing abundance from leadership to grassroots level A bunch of mentally challenged fools.”I have no vision of my own for Zambia -ECL”. When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time – Maya Angelou.

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    Chipangula 3 weeks ago

    Absolute xenophobia and intolerance from the author!

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    Does Rwandan ownership of small shops in Zambia work against Zambian ownership of similar shops? I don’t see how this stops Zambians owning a similar shops.

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    is there any zambian who was taken out of the shop by those rwandese you are talking about? who is shops are they renting? are they not zambian shops that they have failed to opperate? are you serious when you say you are worried by these poor refugees indians and chinese are owning most if not all businesses! or it is that poor mentality of not wanting to see a fellow black person doing a positive thing

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    Cannot agree more with Katy. This anonymous author of this article has missed the point full time. Indeed which shops have foreigners taken over. The last time I checked these ‘foreigners” acquire buildings in our townships/ compounds which they renovate at their own cost. In Fact this group has and does help us a lot. When we need bread or sugar and we are low on cash , We are able to get on credit and pay later. This would not happen with a Zambian Shop keeper or store owner. So let us not demonise our brothers and sisters for “taking” over “our” shops when, truth be told, we are just a bunch of lazy people who are envious of the success attained by so called foreigners.

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      Vibrant 3 weeks ago

      Euro Bond You are 300% + correct, in fact let her bring evidence to show which Zambian who has been grabbed his/her shop by the same foreigners. the problem is that we a lazy people who only wait for innovative people to succeed and later on we cry foul. lets just learn the survival skills and stop lining up ourselves for hand outs from politicians.

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    Your story doesn’t make sense.

    First, your title says that Rwandans are taking over local shops. In the article, nowhere do you mention “Rwandans”. No, you generalise by saying, “immigrants”. Immigrants can come from all countries, not just Rwanda.

    Second, you don’t mention specific examples of shops that are being taken over, or even areas where it’s happening…how the hell is one supposed to know?

    Third, you still don’t mention examples. You say that if these shops were owned by Zambians, that the revenue incurred would be put back in the system through different transactions…what is this system you are talking about?? What are these transactions???

    Fourth, you are worried that they are taking over things that should be a source of income to your locals…how does this happen? If they employ locals, don’t they pay them? Or is the problem that they are not hiring any locals? In which case that would be a real issue? Otherwise, your argument is baseless! Also, since you are so worried by this takeover, one might wonder where Zambians are when all of this happens…doesn’t it simply show your incompetence?

    Last but not least, you say that their owning those shops doesn’t help the country…how is that possible? Don’t they pay taxes? You are worried that they send their money back home, don’t they do that after paying taxes? Aren’t they free to use their profits as they see fit just as you are? Aren’t you free to use your earnings as you see fit?