Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Malawian President Chakwera to attend HH’s inauguration


President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera is scheduled to travel to Lusaka, Zambia, to attend the inauguration of Hakainde Hichilema as Zambia’s sixth President.

A statement from Malawi’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says President Chakwera will leave for Lusaka, Zambia, on Tuesday next week to attend the inauguration of the President-Elect of the Republic of Zambia.

“More details of His Excellency the President’s trip will be announced later,” reads the statement issued a short while ago.

Hichilema – who represented the United Party for National Development (UPND) in last week’s general elections – beat the incumbent President Edgar Chagwa Lungu of the Patriotic Front. Lungu has served as Africa’s leading copper producing nation for six years. He took over from late President Michael Sata, who died in office in 2015.

In 2016, Hakainde Hichilema – or HH as he is popularly and fondly called by his supporters in Zambia – was arrested and jailed for treason by the Lungu administration after he disputed the election of the latter to the presidency.

This was the sixth attempt by Hichilema to seek voters’ authorisation to occupy the State House. Lungu has grudgingly accepted defeat and has committed to ensuring smooth transition of power in Zambia

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Zambia to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema on August 24, 2021, in Lusaka, Zambia.

Ms. Enoh T. Ebong, Acting Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency, will lead the delegation.Members of the Presidential Delegation:

Mr. David J. Young, Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, U.S. Embassy Lusaka

Ms. Dana L. Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa.


  1. Many people now feel they have a president at long last………

    UPND should not make a mistake of giving PF the opportunity to regroup their tribal hatred……….

    If there is one thing the PF are good at was gaining support by playing the tribal card……….

    and grouping all manner of crooks with promises of richers to work against GRZ as happened for MMD…..

    UPND , you will regret not clipping PF, if you don’t, by hitting them with the hudgmongus bill of tax payers money used to finance lungus campaigns………

  2. Hope is in the air. HH just has to transform this hope into reality. 5–8 million jobs. Promote local tourism, drop visas for tourists, invest in National parks, drop corporate tax to less than 10% etc.

  3. Correction at commenter #2 Borotseland Patriot you can’t drop tax rates that low vis-à-vis Zambia’s high debts.

  4. Lazarus Chakwera and HH have one thing in common – they booted incompetent incumbents outta office.Congrats to you gentlemen.

  5. Malawi and Zimbabwe feel duty bound to associate themselves with Zambia as they are off shoots the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Soon Mnangagwa will jet in. I doubt it if it is because of any political party or particular president in office. Welcome your Zambian home Doctor.

  6. Ba LT bufontini so HH will be the sixth president of Zambia muli sure. Muzi Googla if you have no data instead of misleading people. Mnangangwa should not even come they used to teach each other with ECL terrible manners on how to cling to power even when they are irrelevant.

  7. This strange. SADC didn’t send an Obsever Mission to Zambia for the 2021 Elections. They observed the Election Virtually so why are SADC Leaders now physically attending the Inauguration Ceremony? SADC is a Toothless bulldog which doesn’t promote Constitutional Democracy in the Region. Lets hope SADC will learn something from these Zambian Elections which have seen PF a Ruling Party lose Power to an Opposition Party with 1 million votes.

  8. They are happy because Mr Kambwili rebuked them in presence of Mr Lungu the signal of government position.

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