Zambia Ethiopia sign two agreements and one MOU

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President Edgar Lungu welcomes His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House
President Edgar Lungu welcomes His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House
 President Edgar Lungu welcomes His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House
President Edgar Lungu welcomes His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House

Zambia and Ethiopia have signed two agreements in the fields of communication, water resource management and one Memorandum of Understating (MOU) between Zambia Chamber of commerce and Industry and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations.

The signing ceremony which was held at State house was witnessed by President Edgar Lungu and the visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Mulenga Kampamba singed on behalf of Zambia while her counterpart Dr Negeri Lencho signed on behalf of the Ethiopian government.

The Memorandum of Understanding-MOU between the two countries was signed by Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice president Andrew Sinyangwe and the president for the Addis Ababa Chamber of commerce and Sectoral Associations Elias Geneti signed on behalf of the association.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the signing ceremony Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Mulenga Kampamba said the agreements signed between the two countries in the fields of communications are aimed at improving the local content in the public broadcasters.

Mrs Kampamba further said the agreements will allow the exchange of information and capacity building between Zambia and Ethiopia in the media industry.

And Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice president Andrew Sinyangwe said the MOU will help foster trade between the two countries.

Mr Sinyangwe implored government to continue creating an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.

He noted that Zambia stands to benefit more from the technological advancement attained by Ethiopia in the agriculture sector.

Earlier in the day President Lungu held closed talks with the visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at state house.

President Lungu assured Mr Desalegn of Zambia’s commitment in enhancing trade relations between the two countries.

President Lungu said the peoples of Zambia and Ethiopia will benefit more once trade is enhanced.

President Edgar Lungu welcomes His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House
President Edgar Lungu welcomes His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House
President Edgar Lungu having a light moment with His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House
President Edgar Lungu having a light moment with His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn arrives at State House
President Edgar Lungu and his delegation (r) in a meeting t with His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn and his delegation at State House during the meeting
President Edgar Lungu and his delegation (r) in a meeting t with His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn and his delegation at State House during the meeting
Minister of Information Mulenga Kampamba with Ethiopian Counterpart Minister, Government Communication Dr. Negeri Lencho signs the cooperation agreement on the media at State House whilst His Excellency President Edgar Lungu and His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn looks on
Minister of Information Mulenga Kampamba with Ethiopian Counterpart Minister, Government Communication Dr. Negeri Lencho signs the cooperation agreement on the media at State House whilst His Excellency President Edgar Lungu and His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn looks on
Minister of Water and Development and Sanitation Lloyd Kaziya with Ethiopian Counterpart Minister of Water Irrigation and Electricty  Dr. Seleshi Bekele signs the Memorandum of Understanding in field of Water and energy at State House whilst His Excellency President Edgar Lungu and His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn looks on
Minister of Water and Development and Sanitation Lloyd Kaziya with Ethiopian Counterpart Minister of Water Irrigation and Electricty Dr. Seleshi Bekele signs the Memorandum of Understanding in field of Water and energy at State House whilst His Excellency President Edgar Lungu and His Ethiopian Counterpart Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalagn looks on
Vice President of the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Andrew Sinyangwe with Ethiopian Counterpart President of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations Elias Geneti signs the Memorandum of Understanding between chamber of commerce and industry and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations at state House
Vice President of the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Andrew Sinyangwe with Ethiopian Counterpart President of the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations Elias Geneti signs the Memorandum of Understanding between chamber of commerce and industry and Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations at state House

23 COMMENTS

  1. We are blessed to have Lungu at the helm.

    This is progress and is ticking all the KPI and he has surpassed Mwanawasa for me, because of his judgement in bringing countries like Ethiopia to the foe.

    Credit where it is due

    Thanks

    BB2014,16

    • These are things that mean nothing to an ordinary Zambian. How many times have we seen agreements signed by politicians? So many times. What positive change have they brought to a Zambian? Nothing. Let the folders go and gather dust, as usual, on the shelves. What we need is development, not agreements.

    • Surely Ethiopia has time to sign such ceremonies when 100s of people are still trapped in garbage hip. Typical Africn govt no care about people feeding them.

    • Mushota wake up! As much as I appreciate freedom of expression, the switch from the analytical, forward thinking Mushota to Lungu worshiper is too abrupt. What ever has happened in the background, your conscience will not be free.

      Honestly, I liked the other Mushota.

  2. This is great. Go Zambia and Ethiopia. I thought no presidents acknowledge president Lungu as president? That is what GBM told us. Any way One Zambia One nation.

    • @ Nzelu,
      do, you know anything about Ethiopia?
      PLEASE inform yourself before showing your inbred 1mbecility in public.
      You are praising head of most vicious, murderous and undemocratic regime in Africa. In comparison to Dessalagn, Omar Al Bashir looks like a western stile democrat. Dis murderer, Dessalagn has sent helicopter gun-ships against Christian worshipers, “technical” pick-ups armed with Cal. 12.7 mm against protesting students. He is the DICTATOR not lesser than Menegistu.

  3. Lungu is wooing foreign leaders to come to Zambia to signify that he is being recognized as President of Zambia. This window dressing will not liberate Lungu from Illegitimacy. Lungu thinks he can persuade or force people to recognize him without Hearing the Petition. This strategy will not work for Lungu. Charity begins at home. So if the Citizens of Zambia consider Lungu illegitimate foreign Visitors who come to Zambia at the invitation of illegitimate Lungu cannot legitimize Lungu. Genuine Recognition to Lungu will only come from Zambians after the Petition is heard in Court and the Court declares Lungu as Winner of the 2016 Election and duly elected. Without this Petition process Lungu is wasting his time and fooling himself. Lungu can invite as many foreign Leaders as he wants to…

  4. What is the Ethiopian PM talking about? Zambia’s 2016 Elections were disputed and Petitioned. That Petition is still in Court 6 months after the Polling Day. Thru the Petition Lungu has been accused of stealing the 2016 Elections. So what is Africa supposed to learn from Zambian Elections in 2016? Zambian Elections were not declared free,fair, transparent and credible. As of now there is tension in Zambia regarding the Petition Hearing Dispute. International and Regional Bodies have not recognized Lungu and want the Petition to be heard and the Winner declared by the Court. There is still unfinished business on the Presidential Petition in Zambia. #The Petition has to be heard in Court Urgently.

    • Ofcourse the loser will always blame the tools. Did HH accept the 2015 results? Was he not saying the same thing?

  5. You must be the dullest black person to think there is any economic trickle down effect to the suffering masses resulting from the signing of this hollow agreements. Interestingly I am PF but I always choose to be on the right side of history by being factual.

  6. Rubbish! You are just looting public resources and then you are hiding in the name of MOU. Days are numbered for this useless and fake government.

  7. Signed an MOU on ” water ,communications and sanitiation ” . Yeah,except that both are very poor in those areas with Lusaka and Addis constantly having severe water shortages ,major crackdowns on free media and the two cities having mountains of garbage.

  8. Iupoko and UPND will never appreciate anything even if zambia becomes the best country in the world. Till HH becomes president of zambia. If HH was president anything and everything was going be credited to him. Thank God he is not and most zambians are happy. Bitter people will forever kill themselves inside out. Cry my beloved country. It’s happening and haters are bitter.

  9. Mushota,
    Have you gone through some Damascene experience? Your recent pro Lungu sentiments are unlike anything of yore. What has Nick done to babes? This is worrisome.

  10. Mushota, you are behaving like a real African. Praising the man and comparing him to a legend like Mwanawasa, when you don’t know what is contained in that MOU is utterly foolish. You have heard the utterance that the devil is in the details. You have not been given any details here and you don’t know if this thing will benefit us or just kill us. You don’t jump up and celebrate without knowing the details and for your own information this man has wandered the whole world and I haven’t seen any big deals he has made that you can say whoa. Lungu doesn’t have the background and experience to cut big time deals, he is for the most part getting corned and taken advantage of by the experts when they see his naiveness.

  11. I am sorry, I got no substance from your article. It said nothing on the content of the three agreement sign…..i thought that’s the job of journalists is to inform the public. It’s also funny that some of the contributors are loading president Lungu for reasons best known to themselves because I have come out thinking, is this positively or negatively going to impact our country’s economy. Here is advise to the author of this article, don’t write anything if you can’t exhaustively inform
    the public.

  12. I think wina Hazaluza Hagain and his supporters! Mr. President keep pointing where “you have worked!”

  13. Isn’t this the same Prime Minister whose capital Addis had 46 people die on a mountain of garbage and Ethiopia has the lowest cell phone penetration in Africa?
    These backward Ethiopian folks have nothing of value to add to Zambians lives

    • It is 118 and not 46. Mind you, Mr. Dessalagn has said that only 6 people died. IRC and Hospital sources dispute his account

  14. These public relations stints don’t help the country in any way. Don’t think because of this signing something will change in the short to medium or long term in our economic situation . The same suffering continues, the struggle is real

  15. What is difficult for Zambia to make our taps have running water again? This is not a luxury at all but all politicians over look this as service delivery.

  16. Comment:instead of signing such mou’s with Democratic countries like Botswana, Namibia or South Africa who have well tackled garbage issuess and water. What can Ethiopia teach Zambia? Apart from how to kill your own people, crack down on media, one party state etc. Pathetic

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