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President Hakainde Hichilema to hold a Press Conference tomorrow

Headlines President Hakainde Hichilema to hold a Press Conference tomorrow

Republican President Hakainde Hichilema has announced that he will be holding a press conference tomorrow in the afternoon. This will be the first press address to the media after his return from the United States of America where he had gone to attend the 76th United Nations, General Assembly.

The president is likely to be asked questions ranging from his party creating branches in markets and bus stations and issues of gay rights that have short to the fore following the visit of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Earlier today the President held talks with Mr Blair on the possible collaboration between Zambia and the Tony Blair Institute for global change.

Speaking at Statehouse in Lusaka today when he held talks with Mr. Blair, President Hichilema said that the collaboration with the Tony Blair Institute for global change should be based on common interests for the betterment of the people and that the institute is doing commendable work and hopes it can assist Zambia in its quest to make the lives of the people better.

President Hichilema said that Zambia wanted to learn from Mr. Blair what he did better when he served as prime minister and good practices from other countries so that the new dawn administration can accelerate the benefits which it intends to deliver to the people of Zambia.

President Hichilema said his administration wants to do things differently to interact and work with countries in the region as well as globally anchored on trade and investment, noting that that this is what will change the well-being of Zambian citizens and offer opportunities for employment.

President Hichilema said the country has limitations in vaccinating its people due to the cost of vaccines and expressed gratitude to the British government for its support towards the Covax and other facilities and that he also expressed gratitude for the relationship that Zambia and the United Kingdom have enjoyed over the years.

President Hichilema said relations have been sustained because of mutual respect for the peoples and the British and Zambian governments and that it was important that the people-to-people relations continue and called for regular interaction for the relationship to be maintained.

The President reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to working with the British government and the British people in different aspects.

In response, Mr. Blair said there is enormous interest in Zambia and President Hichilema’s presidency. The Former British Prime Minister said there is a great revival of hope for Zambia and that he was immensely impressed with the conversation the two held.

Mr. Blair said his institute stands ready to help the new dawn administration.

The two leaders earlier held private talks.

27 COMMENTS

  1. I expect some realignment especially info ministry is no counter on rogue attacks from Given, Nakachinda and Sean Tembo this is my personal opinion.

    All the best my president!

    Zambia Forward!

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  2. This is why we humans are complicated. These two are discussing (mutual dev relations) how to better lives of Zambians, people are bringing in unrelated topic.

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  3. Please dont waste time asking irrelevant issues like Gay rights even if we had them they have no impact on your lives or how his trip was in US…ask him about what he is going to do about mining in Lower Zambezi NP, as him about Forest 27, the Mukula debacle, Vespers Report, Gassing Report, Market fires, Shooting of Nsama Nsama, ask him about the ship that was stopped with Zambian flag loaded with arms, ask him about NRDC land sold to the Chinks that is crucial to Lusaka’s water table.
    Journalists its time to pull up your socks!!

  4. My comment is awaiting moderation…please send serious journalists who will ask him probing questions about reports Lazy Lungu was sitting on!

  5. Tore – These are the people that go to State House to ask irrelevant questions and wonder where the time went ..utter stupidity indeed

  6. UPND media team is incompetent. How do they allow desperate Nakacinda and his cohorts to spew information which can easily be shut down by making them look dull? When did he talk to these foreign governments to figure out what HH did in USA and even with Blair? Make these PFers look foolish quickly and intellectually for that matter.

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  7. Please HH why are you linking Tony B-liar with British govt…Boris would never Tony as his envoy and Tony would never want to represent Boris its like mixing water and oil they dont mix or you asking Lazy Lungu to represent you at an anti corruption summit in Geneva.
    Even Blair response states that he has come to Zambia to represent his organisation and that other man in the photo is not from British High Commission…that I can guarantee you.

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  8. A presidential press conference! Something Zambia has never known for 8 years! And one of the reasons for Chagwa’s downfall. HH is really a breath of fresh air.
    But watch out HH stop fraternising with genocidal hypocrites with so much blood on their hands like Tony Blair. Bloodthirsty Blair and Bush duped the world about Sadam Hussein’s invisible weapons so they could kill 500,000 Iraqis. If the two had been Africans Noone would touch them with a broomstick. But there we are welcoming them with wide smiles atase!

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  9. Why are people so worried about gay rights? Who ever told you that when HH meets Biden, Tony Blair, the west etc, it has to do with gay rights? What’s so special about those rights?

    We want our president to lobby for funding and international help to dismantle the country’s debt. How else can we do that except go to IMF, World Bank, and various stake holders.

    FORGET ABOUT GAY RIGHTS!! WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION, WHICH HH HAS EMPHASIZED NOW AND THEN IN HIS SPEECH.

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  10. VIVA GAY RGHTS
    IT WILL COME SOONER HOPEFULLY
    FOR THE THOUANDS HIDING IN THE CLOSET COME OUT
    LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
    IGNORE THE HYPOCRITS WHO PROBABLY PRACTICE SUCH IN THEIR MARRIAGE

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  11. Saulosi – Lazy Lungu never hosted a Press conference…the last one he did reporters were intimidated to walk to a platform to ask questions and he only invited govt media.

    Where are you?

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  12. TY SPAKA SPOT ON
    THIS IS ONLY COMING TO LIGHT BY THE PF PROPAGANDA MACHINE WHICH HAS NOTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT
    IT WILL GET WORSE BUT WE WILL PREVAIL

  13. The talk of guyd is receiving unnecessary attention. This doesn’t make zambians having sleepless night .its recieves too much attention ..we need to focus on issues patterning to what PF was planning to do..to end shanty compound,to build a Lusaka Ndola dual courage way, the airline, fast trains etc…not everytime you hear USA its gay, you see white man its gay..Gays will be dealt with by God…lets focus our energy to better things..like nuclear power plant..thats why i liked lungu..so it will be same old staff removing immunity from Lungu…we cant think when lungu is out

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  14. I don’t know what our president is expecting from Tony Blair, if he thinks Tony could encourage any industrialisation in Zambia , he must be joking as things remain Tony Blair cannot see any industry in Africa and in Zambia specifically , as it stands they will do everything to discourage anything like that to happen in Africa.
    If they can encourage anything like that what will be their benefit from the African continent, however they can only talk about other things that doesn’t promote Africa to rise from where it is now but remain dependant on Europe .
    The reason why in Chiluba regime they made it a must to take away any industry from Zambia which was created by KK.

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  15. #17  nshilimubemba
     September 29, 2021 At 10:08 pm

    “I don’t know what our president is expecting from Tony Blair, if he thinks Tony could encourage any industrialisation in Zambia , he must be joking as things remain Tony Blair cannot see any industry in Africa and in Zambia specifically , as it stands they will do everything to discourage anything like that to happen in Africa.
    If they can encourage anything like that what will be their benefit from the African continent, however they can only talk about other things that doesn’t promote Africa to rise from where it is now but remain dependant on Europe ……”

    Some of you people have a very very serious inferiority complex against the white man……

    Wake up…….mugabe style nutcase politics are old…..

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  16. No gay please! let’s focus on removing immunity from Lungu topmost pF leader. We are awaiting action on numourous offences created by PF regime.

  17. A pappet in state house been used by America and Britain… Surely how does the president say and i quote President Hichilema said that Zambia wanted to learn from Blair what he did better when he served as prime minister! Blair institute support and promotes gay rights and iam sure for him to come it’s a done deal! Do you see why Religious and guidance affairs ministry was removed! You can’t fight Jehovah God and win. On this one upnd government must come out open and hide and seek game they are playing.We are not interested gay rights is a direct attack on family and such activities is of the anti Christ.

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  18. That is why they call us shiithole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blair was visiting on his personal agender not British yet you give him state presidential wellcome……………………Shame Zambians, please woke up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Stop obsessing about gays. When you see a parliament directive or policy come up for vote on homosexuality, you can start stressing. When have you EVER heard UPND or HH mention this as part of their policy?
    Its only PF detractors who want the focus on anything but the methodological process HH is taking to deal with important issues.

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