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President Hakainde Hichilema on his way to the 76th UN General Assembly meeting

General News President Hakainde Hichilema on his way to the 76th UN General...

President Hakainde Hichilema last night left the country for the 76th UN General Assembly in New York, United States of America. According to the president, while in the US, his team will ensure that all engagements and meetings will discuss matters of interest to the people of Zambia.

The President said that his team’s focus areas during these engagements will be on economic development, jobs, business opportunities, education and quality health care services for the people of Zambia, and as he promised before taking office, he will ensure prudent management of public resources and has therefore travelled with a lean team that is composed of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance, Honourables Stanley Kakubo and Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane respectively.

The President further said that at the General Assembly his team will share our development plan for Zambia with the wider global community and as he addresses the meeting, he will present a case for that child in Chipulukusu, Chief Kambombo, Chama, Mugubudu or indeed Sikongo.

President said that his focus was turning around Zambia’s economy and that he is working round the clock to ensure that this comes to fruition.

Meanwhile, President Hichilema will join other Heads of State and Government at the Food Systems Summit convened by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres during the 76th UN General Assembly in New York, United States of America, according to a joint statement by the UN bodies based in Zambia.

“Climate shocks, limited crop and food diversity, high pests and disease burden and post-harvest food losses in addition to low intake of nutritious foods; all contribute towards Zambia’s food system challenges which must be addressed in order end hunger as the springboard for achieving all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Summit is a platform for Zambia and other nations to recommit to the 2030 sustainable Development Goals only this time to also state actionable commitments that ensure everyone Zambian has access to affordable and nutritious foods for a healthy and productive people,” said Dr. Coumba Mar Gadio, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zambia.

The Summit was conceived in 2019 by the UN Secretary-General as a “bottom-up” process to discuss and explore ways to achieve sustainable food systems by 2030. The solutions would come from dialogues between actors at all levels of the food system – the world’s 500 million small farmers, refugees, governments, NGOs, corporations, universities and think-tanks. The Summit is intended to catalyse momentum to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. The Food Systems Summit is open to all people and its success depends on the engagement of citizens all over the world.

Under the leadership of the National Dialogue Convener, Zambia has conducted several district, provincial and national dialogues to solicit inputs from various stakeholders in developing a blueprint outlining the country’s commitments and transformative food systems pathways, actionable by the Zambian Government.

The preparation for Zambia’s participation at the Summit is being supported by the United Nations, cooperating partners, experts in line ministries, academia, and civil society under the National Food and Nutrition Commission as Secretariat.

22 COMMENTS

  1. HH, as you travel let me brief you on one issue, a few misguided chaps like Joan Chirwa of some un known media organization and some editorial from Diamond TV were attacking your Minister of Information and Media for her simply telling quarrelsome Nakachinda to stop telling lies that you were going to meet gay activists in America. The Minister did not even gag or suggest gagging of free expression but some idle minds are trying to take advantage of a very sound advice from the new Minister on stopping lies which Nakachinda was doing even when he was destabilizing MMD. The same chaps trying to condemn the new minister where loudly quiet when the PF regime had suppressed freedom expression including closure of newspapers, radio and TV stations, including blatant abuse of ZNBC TV for 7 years

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  2. We were lied to that he has been invited by Biden to the White House. Now you are telling us the invitation has been cancelled because of Nalumango ant gay statement in Parliament? LIARS!!!

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  3. This will be a fruitfully travel for zambia, ……

    Atleast some sort of custom duty free trade with the USA for Zambian finished products or produce like mangoes , honey or fruit juices should be discussed with the USA VP…..

    During the Obama era , zambia was included in preferential free duty zone with the USA…….

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  4. All those people at the airport tarmac are being paid…..I thought the HH wants to cut on unnecessary spending…just a few guys to see him off…why bring the entire cabinet and entire defense team to the airport all tax payers money…meanwhile the Hospitals have no medicine…food is still very expensive and no Jobs for the youths…and by the way HH is coming to UN General Assembly and what they don’t want at UN is someone coming with a begging bowl

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  5. And the problem in Zambia everything is taken as a joke….I told you that 65 million was just a waste of time…and the story will just die a natural death…just like 48 houses…since the owner is linked to HH and Musokotwane then the story ends there…it’s ok to be corrupt for as long as you’re UPND

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  6. It is good HH is travelling on a commercial airline so that he can seriously take into account the pros and cons of the country having a presidential plane as raised by former RB presidential press aide, Dickson Jere. It is very easy to say anything as an opposition leader. But when in power, you are faced with the real challenges of the presidential office.

  7. If indeed the decision of the President to trim his travel delegation has come out of a spirit of self-limitation and humility, we welcome this. But we also need to see who is in his advance party. It would also be good to do away with this and let the Zambian embassy officials meet him and his delegation wherever he is making stopovers and travelling to. We wish to state here that we have never supported big delegations that characterized presidential travel and advance parties in the past. Those entrusted with power always need to bear in mind that they are there on behalf of the people, as President Hichilema recently said, and not for themselves. The spirit of humility and self- limitation should never be lost by those entrusted with power by the people.

  8. Mr President please put an end to these crowds seeing you off or receiving you. It’s does not only cause unnecessary traffic delays but is not beneficial to the country. Also as you might be aware, the same people that were showing to be loyal to lungu by always being at the airport are the ones that are spilling the beans. These are ancient ways of doing things.

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  9. It is not fair for the head of state to take a commercial plane to his national duties that is pure primitive, if the president failed to buy even an helicopter with all the money he has, he should not bring that mind at state house, state house has plans how the president should move this man must leave his personal poverty mentality at his farm and be the president of all Zambians, moving with time.

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  10. Travel safely Mr President. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. We know this trip to USA is the first step towards reviving Zambia’s economy ravaged by that gang of criminals from PF

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  11. All the President are heading to New York….kikikikikiki UPND kulibibesha…..the way they twisted this UN General Assembly trip….bufi….why is it difficult to say the truth….HH told people in Mkushi that he uses his own personal plane….and yet he doesn’t own one…BMW….Bally Muntu Wabufi……Spaka and Tarino Orange were jumping up and down like little kids when they liesd to them that he was on official USA state visit…..wenye….Anthony Bwalya is coming for shopping on fifth ave….it’s just a change in colors from green to red…..and Mutinta gave HH a massive shopping list….tax payers money ilimuchibe…

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  12. Just a waste of government resources…just going to the UN General Assembly for nothing…nothing really happens just useless speeches by useless world leaders….and for poor countries no one even listens to their speeches….

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  13. Was working all night can’t even type properly…haven’t slept am not like Spaka who claims to be employed by his small god HH…let them create Jobs…the US$ is down but things are still expensive and no sign of any prices going down…so HH is just another Pompwe Politician….and watch how they will chew the 65 million…this is Sangwapo for UPND

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  14. I have no doubts. The people caught in a huge money scandal like the k63M will definitely enter prison.though people want investigations to be speeded up as for me I see a group of them enter prison before the end of 2021.

  15. No one is born a dictator, we the people are responsible for making them especially when they taste power and we find all sorts of excuses to defend their ideology.

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