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We want to improve the Zambia’s electoral environment to make it transparent to all players-HH

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President Hakainde Hichilema says his new administration wants to improve the country’s electoral environment to make it transparent to all players.

President Hichilema said the move will be coupled with ensuring respect of the rule of law and human rights.

The Head of State was speaking at State House in Lusaka today where he conferred with the European Union (EU) Delegation.

“You can trust us that, we would like to improve the electoral environment in this country so that we learn of the negatives of the past and amongst those is really the respect for the rule of law to make sure that the elections are carried out within the environment of the rule of law,” the President said.

President Hikainde Hichilema confers with Director Africa European Commision Sandra Kramer, Alessandro Mariani and other European Union Officials when they paid a courtesy call on President Hakainde Hichilema at state House.
President Hikainde Hichilema confers with Director Africa European Commision Sandra Kramer, Alessandro Mariani and other European Union Officials when they paid a courtesy call on President Hakainde Hichilema at state House.

President Hichilema stated that Zambia appreciates the EU support in promoting democracy in the country through various election observer activities during elections over the years.

“We are really delighted as a country, we appreciate the warm cordial relationship between Zambia and the EU over the years,” he said.

The Head of State further said the work of the EU mission in Zambia during the 2016 elections were of benefit to the nation and also had positive impact on the 2021 elections.

President Hichilema said he is hopeful that the visit of EU Chief Observer Maria Urqurza, in November this year will help deal with some of the issues that are still outstanding in the country’s electoral process.

European Union Head of Unit for Southern Africa, Alessandro Mariani confers with Other European Officials when they paid a courtesy call on President Hakainde Hichilema at State House.
European Union Head of Unit for Southern Africa, Alessandro Mariani confers with Other European Officials when they paid a courtesy call on President Hakainde Hichilema at State House.

And EU Delegation Leader, Rita Laranjinha noted that the democratic credentials of Zambia are an inspiration for Africa.

Ms. Laranjinha who is the Managing Director of Africa and the European External Action Service added that the EU is certain that Zambia’s success will also be the success of Africa as a continent.

“Your success, we are certain that they will be the success of Africa and because of that we wish you all the best. We want to make sure that we can build on solid grounds this new chapter of our relation. We are very much counting on the very good work that our delegation is already doing on the ground,” she said.

Ms. Laranjinha said the recent elections have opened the possibility of a new and promising chapter for EU operations and bilateral relations between the EU and Zambia.

She further congratulated the Zambian people for the peaceful general elections and transition of power.

4 COMMENTS

  1. One thing I have learned in the past decades of the white skinned folk converge like this chances are high there is a hidden agenda. These guys never loved us ?,.I hope my vote will not be betrayed

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  2. Just looking at that background photo of State House I am shocked at how small that back yard is there is nothing to look at…I remember when during KK’s time there was a large back lawn …KK used to play golf and there were impala and Velvet monkeys. Now it looks awful nothing to look at …get some landscape designers and gardeners in there when the economy improves.

  3. What’s with this h² and electoral system. The System is just fine that’s why Zambia has seen transitions from 1991, though 2011 and to 2021. Any supposed change to it might cause undesirable and somewhat adverse conditions. I hate h²’s negative energy about Zambia. No wonder he is busy winning and dining with these wolves in white coats. I am glad it’s not about his decision but parliamentarians and Zambians. Focus your energy on fulfilling your promises like on the dollar, food, energy and education; and I am searching the The Pandora Papers leaks- 12 million files for your name. Ka Blair emokali.

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