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President Hakainde Hichilema arrives at Kenneth Kaunda international airport from the United States

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President Hakainde Hichilema has arrived back in Zambia after a trip to the USA that has been widely viewed as impressive and successful.

Whilst in the USA, he attended the 76th UN General Assembly where he delivered a keynote speech.President Hichilema was welcomed to the White House by US Vice President Kamala Harris.He also met officials at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington. President Hakainde Hichilema then visited Capitol Hill and met with Congresswoman Karen Bass, who serves on the influential House Committee on Foreign Relations, where she is the Chair of the Subcommittee on Africa.The President attended a series of high level bilateral and multilateral engagements where the United States government through USAID pledged an additional US$18.5 million funding to help Zambia address Covid-19 induced challenges that have affected the country.

Before wrapping up his visit President Hichilema met with Zambians living in the United States, some of whom flew in from as far as Canada to meet him.The Zambians living in the US asked for the UPND government to provide better consular services, investment opportunities for Zambians in the diaspora, good governance and accept technical assistance from them.They also asked if the government could improve the embassies capabilities so that they are able to process key national documents such as passports and national registration cards.

President Hichilema pledged to professionalise the embassies to enable them to provide the needed services. He also promised that the UPND government would reach out to Zambians in the diaspora for their technical know-how as well as ensure that they participate in the local economy.

President Hakainde Hichilema is welcomed by UPND party officials upon his arrival at Kenneth Kaunda international airport from United States of America

President Hakainde Hichilema speaking to journalists on his arrival at Kenneth Kaunda international airport from United States of America

President Hakainde Hichilema talks to UPND party officials upon his arrival from the United States of America

President Hakainde Hichilema confers with UPND party officials upon on his arrival at Kenneth Kaunda international airport from United States of America


  1. Welcome back YEHH……..

    An urgent matter needs your attention……

    PF cader crooks still embedded in high positions of your GRZ need to be removed ASAP……..

    They are tarnishing your image while continuing to plot and steal for PF…….

  2. Your going and coming back has left Zambia $600,000. 00 Poorer.
    The rich will be richer and the poor, poorer, poorest.
    When a father has left a heart breaking word to his wife and children(there’s no money in the coffers). And yet on weekends he is busy flaunting with cider bottles and michopoz at an expensive club. The case of Zambia.

    Welcome back sir!

  3. The success of the US visit can only be measured in terms of actual achievements of whether the support pledged will be delivered and help make a difference to the lives of the many poor Zambians. Success of a visit by a Head of State cannot be measured solely by the kind and number of officials of a host nation have been met. Time for self-aggrandizement by leaders and a mere showering of praise on them by their cheerleaders is long gone. People long for results.

  4. Bally, you seem to understand the remedy to our problems and the danger of you not succeeding – a Mmembe presidency. Let’s get to work! Jobs! Jobs and jobs!

  5. And all those officials, ministers and civil servants taking the afternoon off rather than WORKING. What’s so special about someone arriving by airplane? The nonsense

  6. Welcome back our president. Please put corruption at the center stage. All the information is in the FIC, Auditor General and other reports. We also need a whistleblower reward so that Zambians gather more information on how these PF thugs abused resources. Work with international partners to size any assets that cannot be explained. Zambian resources are meant for Zambians. Lungu and team took advantage and it was not right. Zambians need answers.

  7. Please stop this habit of crowding the tarmac with chaps like Obivious Mwetiwa …KKIA will be a million a year international airport you dont want to keep aircraft cycling the airport waiting for landing clearance because cadres are on the tarmac.

  8. How was the trip widely viewed as impressive and successful.? By Who? Was it a ride without turbulence? On the other hand I remember Rupiah Banda and Edgar Lungu always went on such trips. Even Mwanawasa did. And journalists never measured success by these taxpayers’ sinkholes.

  9. Ingrid Yents – I think you have a big problem the fact that you have put RB, LAZY LUNGU and Mwanawasa in the same boat says a lot about how you would interpret a successful trip.

  10. This business of parading people at the airport must stop. Very embarrassing. Do these things when entertaining guests not ba madala na zimayi. This is a security risk, one day you will wipe out your entire cabinet or your service chiefs.

  11. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Don’t like this same “the King has arrived” mentality. What’s the difference, more of the same. Please tell those people to work and not bringing their entire govt business to a standstill just to go and receive the president.
    Zambians are we really going to change this lazy mentality? C’mon now!

  12. FutureZed – In the UK when the PM arrives he is carrying his own bags immediately he steps off aircraft he is in his vehicle and off…UPND can not be calling themselves “New Dawn” yet they still embrace to the myopic practices of their reckless colleagues in the PF.

  13. At least he has learned something from the trip. His sangoma told him to be wearing gloves all the time. However, when he arrived in the USA he was the only one wearing them and had to hide them as quickly as possible. He came back to Zambia without gloves and his sangoma is very angry with him. Someone has been sent to buy a pair for him.

  14. He is back from begging … shameful
    I don’t understand why we love handouts! The key to development is hard work! To go and beg for 2 billion dollars when in the country mining firms are stealing gold wealth 30billion dollars per month….Are we a cursed people! The debt that Zambia owes the international community can be paid within 3/4 months… Mean while plunder of gold continues…Lord have mercy.

  15. Zambia has too many minerals it’s can even pay of the debt within a short period of time..The owners of the land busy looking for gifts and sleeping while America and Britain are busy plotting to come and finish off minerals

  16. Tiye Nayo, you are mocking the President about “those big suits”, have you ever been on a long haul flight? If not, I can tell you that you sit in your seat on the plane for up to 10 hours. Imagine being in these ‘tailored fit’ suits of nowadays, that would be quite unconfortable. Big suits for me!

  17. Is it the same old story of people living their work to to the airport o welcome the President? Who is paying for the fuel for all the cars and the travelling to the airport? No wonder we will remain poor. Our Bally should not encourage this. This should be done away with. It is time to FIX the economy not to play.


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