Zambian embassies not funded for months

Zambian embassies not funded for months

Zambian Embassies, Missions abroad ‘bankrupt’, bleeding

…..Recalled envoy Sikaneta fumes over poor funding

Most Zambian High commissions and Embassies abroad have not received full funding from as far back as July last year.

The worst hit are Malaysia, Turkey, India, Japan, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Germany, UK, Egypt, Kenya, UK, Belgium. They are literary surviving on a shoestring budget.

The Zambian Embassy in Washington in the United States of America has also not been spared.

“These Embassies listed have not been funded since last year and are barely surviving. We have become a laughing stock in the diplomatic community. Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji keeps prodding diplomats to sacrifice more because the Treasury is empty. I felt embarrassed when one diplomat friend from a country in the European Union wanted to find out how we are surviving and able to work in the absence of funding. When you have Malanji informing diplomats that the Treasury is empty then we have a big problem,” a reliable source said.

Zambia’s retired Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the A.U Susan Sikaneta has been so furious about this state of affairs and flew out of Addis Ababa on Saturday without any farewell to her staff at the Embassy.
The last time she was at the Embassy in Addis Ababa was Friday to pack her personal effects and never spoke to anyone.
The PF govt has been struggling in clearing its debt in respect of salaries, staff rentals and other running costs for its various embassies as it tries to rebuild its image in the eyes of the diplomatic community.
“Its a shame that diplomats are now made to sign for half tank of fuel in their cars in some cases and a fool somewhere boasts of keeping akasaka ka ndalama. It’s a shame that our friends in the diplomatic community are mocking us,” another diplomatic source fumed.

Joseph Malanji

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    Colonel Uso 1 week ago

    Those that are serving in the current PF administration have automatically lost credibility. They are working for a looting Government that is running the country down and looting the treasury. They cannot serve in a decent Government. If they have some elements of decency they should resign the same way Kalaba did.

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    Miles Mulenga 1 week ago

    I bet the private yet from Lying Lungu has got a full tank……! 

    #Lungu-Liar-Pants-on-Fire!

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    Bull sheet, who is a diplomat when every one else in the country is suffering. let them suffer

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    Muntu Bulyo 1 week ago

    This is the time to see what Zambians are made of. Wii they continue to be sen as a kawayawaya people or very serious people.

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    Chisha Banda 1 week ago

    This is what I call stupidity of Zambians. It has fatal consequences. The signs are now clear. How can their Excellencies the ambassadors allow themselves to sink so low and allow someone to keep a kasaka. Let them suffer because they are stupid fools. Days of pretending on the international stage that we are a country are over. Thanks to ECL.

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    Musumali Liyunga 1 week ago

    The country called Zambia is not working and failing. It should be erased from the map of the world. Such a situation is unprecedented in the diplomatic world. Why are Zambians from different parts of the country still pretending and imagining that we have a country if such things are happening. The only solution to our problem is what I call a two state solution. Even in such situation some respectable Zambians are still clinging to PF on tribal grounds. Us Lozis have had a solution to Zambias problems and we are now vindicated. Let those parts of the country that vote PF have their country so that they stop worrying about UPND.

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    soon lies will come saying she is a upnd supporter  and she is doing so to discredit finished pfools.

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    What did you expect from the corrupt PF