Leading opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has emphasised the need for stable and consistent economic policies.
Mr Hichilema said stable economic policies are a key ingredient to attracting local and foreign investment that will create jobs for Zambians people, especially the youths.He said this when he met Journalists from leading international news outlets the Wall Street Journal and Agence France Press (AFP).
“We sat down with colleagues from Wall Street Journal and Agency France Press (AFP) for interviews today.These are highly respected and appreciated international media houses and colleagues that can help put our country’s image in correct perspective,” Mr Hichilema said.
He added, “As usual, we do not wish to preempt the interview, as we believe they are professionals who should be left to decide what they write.”
“Suffice to say that on the economic side we emphasised the need for stable and consistent economic policies as a key ingredient to attract local and foreign investment that will create jobs for our people, especially the youths. We also highlighted the need for robust economic transformation and diversification programmes as one way to promote sustainable and accelerated growth.”
Mr Hichilema has attracted the attention of the international community with leading international news outlets lining up for interviews with the UPND leader who many analysts feel poses the greatest election challenge to President Edgar Lungu.
Last week, the UPND leader was again interviewed by Journalists from All Jazeera TV and Bloomberg over his development plans for Zambia.