LUSAKA, 17 November 2014 - MINISTER OF Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba has assured investors that Zambia remains a peaceful and safe nation for investment.
Mr Kalaba, who disputed some reports that the country's peace has been disrupted following the death of president Sata, said Zambia still remains an investment destination of choice.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Kalaba said the current political situation does not threaten the conducive economic environment in Zambia.
"What is happening now, the singing on most streets and roads in some parts of Lusaka and the country cannot in any way destroy the good business environment in the country or threaten the peace that we have been enjoying in Zambia for 50 years," he said.
Mr Kalaba said Zambia is going through a transition and people, like in any democracy, are busy campaigning for their preferred candidates to contest in the forth-coming presidential election.
"But as soon as we elect our candidate for our party, all these things will come to an end. However, I would also like to appeal to my colleagues that are aspiring for presidency to do so without infringing on other people's activities.
"Let us do so without disrupting the peace that we have been enjoying, let us live in harmony and ensure that this transition is as smooth as possible and is incident-free," he said.
Mr Kalaba said investors should never worry about their investment during this period and after, as Government will remain committed to ensuring that the environment is safe for them to operate in.