These Swedes believe they are Zambian!

There is this Swedish man I knew years ago who moved to Zambia with his family for a four year job contract and they loved it.

When his contract was up, he refused to leave and said it would be detrimental to his children’s development as they were “Zambian” and they would miss their homeland. They were definitely not Zambian, but his argument was that they had settled down well and loved Zambia and did not want to leave. His employer rejected his request but it still took about three years before the Swede agreed to move or risk being fired. He only agreed to relocate because his family could live in Zambia legally on the farm he had bought.

It was interesting but not surprising to see how much this family loves Zambia. The man gets a very high salary in US dollars and that goes an extra long way. This affords the family to have house help, driver, gardener, security, you, me and any other staff their hearts desire. They also have a community that they interact with, so socially they are set. I saw this Swedish man last year at a mall in Lusaka, but he was too far for me to talk to. So, I guess his family is still in Zambia. Good for him.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allysoally
    Jul 15, 2020 @ 12:23:29

    You can’t blame him for wanting to be Zambian….I love this story. πŸ™‚


  2. Lisa Bradshaw
    Jul 14, 2020 @ 09:25:25

    As they say.. once Africa is in the blood, it’s hard to let go!!


  3. leggypeggy
    Jul 14, 2020 @ 03:16:31

    I kind of get it. We loved Zambia.


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