Luapula Province Minister Nickson Chilangwa says all the
Democratic Republic of Congo refugees entering the country
through various border points in Luapula province should abide
by the laws of this country.
Mr. Chilangwa says although Zambia will continue to be a safe
haven for refugees , it was important for them to abide by the
laws of the country.
He said the country is ready for the refugees adding that this
is not the first time that the country has received refugees
from the DR. Congo.
ZANIS reports the provincial Minister said this over the
weekend when he checked on works for the preparation of a
transit site at Kenani in Nchelenge were the refugees are
supposed to be moved from Ponde Secondary School where they are
The Minister has since called on the refugees to also respect
the values and cultures of the host community.
And Zambia Red Cross Society Nchelenge District Vice
Chairperson Grandwell Chilukuta disclosed that the transit site
for the refugees almost ready.
Mr Chilukuta disclosed that over 1200 refugees have been
received in Chienge district and are expected to be transferred
to the transit camp.
He disclosed that the Red Cross Society working with the United
Nation Commissioner High for Refugees will move the refugees
from Chienge to the transit center and move the refugees to
Maheba Refugee camp later.