Zambian Ambassador to Ethiopia Albert Muchanga has commended Zambians in Ethiopia for supporting government programmes.
Mr. Muchanga says it is gratifying to see Zambians in Ethiopia teaming up to contribute resources towards the holding of important events such as Independence Day celebrations which government can no longer fund due to budgetary constraints.
This is contained in a press statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian Embassy in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia Dorcas Chileshe.
He said as a result of such strong team spirit, Zambians living in that country have become a shining example of a community ready to support its government’s programmes willingly.
Mr. Muchanga was speaking when he addressed Zambians in Ethiopia during a come together end of year event in Addis Ababa organized by the Zambian community.
He urged the Zambians in Ethiopia to reflect on the year 2009 with the view of strengthening their team spirit in the coming year.
He further added that there was need to unite and explore ways in which they can participate in national development.
And Chairman of the Association of Zambians in Ethiopia Cosmas Chanda said he was happy with the unity existing amongst the Zambian community in Ethiopia.
Mr. Chanda has since urged the Zambians living in that country to continue exhibiting unity and peace as that was the identity of Zambians.