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Zambia is not a landlocked country, but a land linked state-President Hichilema

Headlines Zambia is not a landlocked country, but a land linked state-President Hichilema

President Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia is not a landlocked country, but a land-linked state, and that Zambians must see this as an opportunity for enhancing trade.

The President adds that Zambia should instead see itself as strategically located and turn itself into a hub of production, value addition, and food distribution.

The Head of State indicated that the country has a huge market from neighboring countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Angola.

President Hichilema said this in Lusaka today when he met United Bank of Africa Chairman, Tony Elumelu and his delegation at State House.

Mr. Hichilema said Zambia should actualize the vision of taking food into the DRC and Angola for trade.

And the Head of State stated that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) must not just be centered on Europe, Asia and America but that it must prioritise African investments.

Mr. Hichilema added that the definition of FDI’s should be translated into job creation and business opportunities for Africa and its people.

The President further said he would like to see the Zambian youths taking advantage of the Tony Elumelu Foundation to benefit from the empowerment programmes offered.

Mr. Hichilema stated that he would also want to see the involvement of the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises with the foundation to promote entrepreneurship and skills development especially among the Zambian young entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, the UBA Chairman, said his foundation would like to support small ambitious entrepreneurs who are energetic with enabling opportunity and mentoring them so they can realise their potential.

Mr. Elumelu, stressed that his foundation is ready to support the President’s economic aspirations for the country.

47 COMMENTS

  1. Bottom line is we have to pay heavily for both imports exports to transit countries. This affects our production costs. I end here before I’m devoured by the wolves.

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  2. I remember in the past then President Edgar Chagwa Lungu failing to meet the Chairman of UBA Bank for reasons best known to himself and his handlers. I am certain this interaction with HEHH will bear fruits.

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  3. A poor geographer told me that zambia is a landlocked country and now the economist is telling me we are a land linked country…now i can see why this economist turned K1 into K1million,,, this is a precise distinction between poor Dad and rich Dad

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  4. @kz the president is simply unlocking your landlocked mindset to to discover more opportunities when you thought they were locked up by land. See this article
    “Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, William Kabwe said government has increased the economic empowerment fund from K41 million to K350 million.” It is time for Zambia to position itself as an exporter.

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  5. @kz the president is simply unlocking your landlocked mindset to discover more opportunities when you thought they were locked up by land. See this article
    “Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, William Kabwe said government has increased the economic empowerment fund from K41 million to K350 million.” It is time for Zambia to position itself as an exporter.

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  6. UPND administration what is a mandate to you? To some of us means to steer a ship, to land the plane safely is to follow the order of operation. UPND time out.

    “should instead”-LT

    “Zambians must see”-LT

    “would like”-LT

    “should actualize”-LT

    “must”-LT

    After announcing the 2022 national budget Then you start sending mixed signals.

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  7. UPND administration what is a mandate to you? To some of us means to steer a ship, to land the plane safely is to follow the order of operation.

    “should instead”-LT

    “Zambians must see”-LT

    “would like”-LT

    “should actualize”-LT

    “must”-LT

    After announcing the 2022 national budget Then you start sending mixed

  8. Every challenge presents an opportunity. That is what he is saying. There is need to negotiate for balance of trade between Zambia and SA. Yes with the relatively open policies of the current Angolan government, the country offers great opportunities for mutual trade. Work on the roads and border infrastructure at the Angola exit points.

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  9. Zambians want to see what new dawn government is giving back to them for voting
    Them in power.Bally stop making trips like
    Your predecessor and focus on Zambia.

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  10. I thought the starting point would be to empower every able bodied Zambian to acquire land. Without land, we are going against the biblical principles of making Zambia a prosperous nation through agriculture. Talk is cheap just give us settlement areas we engage in farming.

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  11. Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime !!!!
    The government is there to create CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT that CREATES EQUAL Opportunities. It’s upon the individuals to plan how they want to benefit from the presented opportunities. My appeal to the YOUTH, DONT WAIT for JOBS (fish) to come to you OR to be offered to you. Instead, start think about how you can hone your SKILLS through such opportunity like Tony Elumelu Foundation and then Capitalize on the opportunity with CDF(Learn to fish) .The smarter people are already looking opportunities, the weaker people, are “busy waiting for a job from Hakainde”. HH is also repeating himself to DRIVE HOME the message, so wake-up.

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  12. HEHH is the answer to all problems of Zambia.

    He said.. he will fix Zambia and we all must wait and see how he will turn this nation into the envy of Africa……..

    .We love & adore him. To the haters if you don’t like it, please vacate the nation and find other nations
    where you can be appreciated……….

    We are Tonga, We will rule Zambia for the next 50yrs

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  13. This is not knew Mr. President .Sata told us Zambia is a land linked country. In his vision Sata started opening the country repairing key roads and linking provinces and towns. For your information there is a project to link Eastern Congo and port of Dar through Kasama Luwingu road. There is alraedy a plan to link Angola to Zambia through Mwinilunga – Solwezi. There is a plan to link Walvis Bay to North western province and Copperbelt.
    Sir, plans are already their and these are very good PF plans……. We expect you to pick from where PF left and start working. We do not need lectures , we need implementation.

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  14. Investors from within Africa????? mmmmmm . We already who they are …..we are watching. Vultures waiting to get our mines.

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  15. Is this what Zambians voted for ……….yawn…still rampant power cuts…globetrotting from country to country…..wasting tax payers money chimbwi no plan just blah blah blah blah blah no action…4 months in office nothing to show for apart 3 expensive foreign trips

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  16. general kanene @@ 11

    You are preaching F**ckin garbage. . Guys like you are full of yourselves always wanting to sound clever as if you have done a lot for Zambia. Stop sounding like these other stingy UK & USA based so called millionaires and invesrment bankers who just got lucky making from bitcoins. They come to lusakatimes preaching about wealth creation. Very disappointing and sickening comment from you. There is a lot that the youth need to come from abject poverty

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  17. My uncle once told me that if you see a man staying away from his home for long periods just know that he’s afraid of questions from his family to which he has no answers.

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  18. Kaizer must be a bitter man. Please relax before you choke to death. I know it must be hard you daily seeing president hh in state house. Kindly accept this fact and move on.

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  19. I like this headline. This is the right type of mindset: to see an opportunity in what many deem to be a challenge. It only takes a single digit in front of a zero to transform it’s value from nothing to something.

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  20. When one has lots of lemons he/she must not abandon lemons to go searching for oranges but learn to try producing a variety of lemonade flavors that are palatable! This way the lemons are turned into a valuable product and opens a market alongside horticultural production!

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  21. @Zambia Today,
    1] The only thing you people know or contribute here are criticism and insults……why do you think those UK & USA millionaires you are alluding to became millionaires of bitcoin? They were thinking outside-the-box, unlike you. Everything is NOT lucky my friend. Just now I am advising younger ones to start thinking out-of-the-box to benefit from the programs that the New Dawn is planning, what is wrong with that? What is wrong with asking youth to hone their skills?…Tony Elumelu Foundation has created entrepreneurs in Nigeria, so why can`t our UNZA unemployed youth benefit?

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  22. 2] My friend, I am proud of what I have achieved in life, maybe my life was harder than yours, i remember at the age of 7, every Sunday afternoon my grandpa would pack cassava mealie meal, and I would walk 5hrs to boarding school located even deeper in the bush….the same 5hrs walk,I would absorb in return on a friday afternoon.Bare without shoes. But I fought hard, finally ended up in LSK where I did my secondary school. Even then life was not easy to complete until I completed grade 12, and got a bursary abroad, although I had opportunity for UNZA , I opted to go abroad because that was my dream when I was walking those 10hrs lonely walks. I had one goal in mind, I said I will one day study abroad and I made it. I have been out of Zambia for 30+, except when I bring my family for…

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  23. 3] I have been out of Zambia for 30+, except when I bring my family for holidays. So I know what I am talking about, that is NOT lucky.
    In everything I do, I work hard, and I can relate to those youth, as its part of my story.
    I advise you to wake up and start working, DONT wait for the government.

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  24. Even in criticism you can learn something to advantage that is if you are not sensitive to criticism. Yes we’re land linked and of course we have access to the sea through other countries so what are we going different so that we are no longer land locked. We have roads, railway lines and air routes in place therefore I would humbly like to be educated on what we must do differently that we haven’t done in last one hundred years.

  25. So now he is appreciating PF. Sata is the one who started land linked campaign. That is why he got loans to build the roads we are proud of.

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  26. Land locked or land linked is like saying a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Lets stop wasting time debating just exploit the country for what it is

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  27. You can’t fakin appropriately link Zambia with congo DR. That country has been beating itself in various civil wars for years.
    Our u5 baby president looks like is more of a talker that a pragmatist. As he tones down from his promise rhetoric, he hijacks the lauguage of history and dreamers lectures. He begins to sound like boring broken record already. Get to fakin work. Meanwhile no promise has been fulfilled.

  28. general kanene @ 28

    You are tripping. I can tell you are kissing INDEPENDENT OBSERVER’s **ss, the bitcoin millionaire who made ka $50 Miillion out of $30,000, investments You are all f**king useless Zambians who come to lusakatimes thinking you know more than others, always preaching garbage.

  29. GENERAL KANENE # 28

    Is very inspiring to hear your story !!

    Keep climbing the ladder and inspiring others. Its not where you come from but where you go that matters. Its my hope that you will keep multiplying your success & fulfilments every single day of life. We all want what is good for Zambia. Even when we disagree its all fine. We are all Zambians even with all our Beautiful 73 Different Tribes

    Enjoy The Evening +++

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  30. HH is now a motivational speaker with no originality. Very soon he will be Dr HH. He seem to be in a hurry to catch up with ECL.

  31. @5Sight, NOTHING NEW from the Economist, the land linked mantra was promoted by Sata that is why he prioritised financec projects lhe Kazungula Bridge, Sioma Bridge, Mongu-Kalabo Road, Chiawa – Lusaka Road,Rivingu canal etc to improve transport connectivity with neighbours!

  32. Zambia as a land linked country can do better by opening many border ports with DRC as it offers a huge market on account that most of the major mining activities are located not more than 100kms from Zambia’s borders. This will also decongest Kasumbalesa port. The following could be possible crossing points 10 Mokambo in Mufurila, 2) Chinsenda between Mufurila and Chililabombwe 3) Kipushi in Mushindamo, 4) Kambimba in Chief Kakoma’s Chiefdom as it has historically been an exit point from Kolwezi each time civil flares up in Katanga. With splitting up Katanga and creation of Lualaba Province which currently house major mining sites such as Kamoto, Luilu, Kolwezi, and now Kamoa. Goods can be trucked via Kaoma-Kasempa – Kalumbila via Kambimba. In additional there is a proposed high…

  33. Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Tanzania are land linked while Mauritius and Madagascar are not land linked.

  34. Ine I wonder why PF chaps come here to tell off HH when they FAILED to grow the economy and also FAILED to give us a coherent economic roadmap to rescue us from the BAD ECONOMY that they themselves had caused. Are you OK in your brains? Bene Saulosi? Can you share a link where Lungu even once expounded an economic vision that you can compare against HHs pronouncements? Criticism coming from a party that is courting Kambwili as its next president is the most hilarious thing I have ever seen.

  35. It is only Hichilema who does not know that Zambia is a land linked country. We moved on from land locked to land linked a long time why is he taking us back.

  36. The PF with their faults developed and opened several borders they affirmed the fact that Zambia was a land linked country but all this fail on deaf ears and some people think that this is a “new dawn” invention. We really need to be sober otherwise we will miss the promises made to us by the “ new dawn Govt.”

  37. KZ, yes he is a lecture to people like you hell bias towards violence and not building societies through job creation or wealth. To the rest of Zambians he is the President.

  38. Thats it, the term was coined by the PF government.Those writng speeches must be knowledgeable in all areas instead of misleading the leaders you write speeches for.

  39. Indeed, the concept of Zambia being land-linked and not land-locked is something we started hearing from the PF under late Michael Sata. HH is just parroting what we already know. There is nothing original coming from him. He is merely aping MCS.

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