Monday, February 26, 2024

President Hichilema back home, describes AU session as successful


President Hakainde Hichilema has described the just ended 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit, as successful.

President Hichilema said this on arrival last evening from Ethiopia, where he attended the just-ended AU Assembly.

The plane carrying President Hichilema landed at the Lusaka ZAF Base at 19 hours. The President was received by senior Government officials, and Service Chiefs.

Meanwhile, President Hakainde Hichilema has called for partnerships between Zambian and Somali businessmen to promote mutual interest.

President Hichilema has told Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, that Zambia is home to many Somali businessmen hence government’s promotion of partnerships for mutual benefits.

The President said Zambia appreciates efforts of Somali businessmen in contributing to the country.
The Head of State further called for strengthened ties with Somali to help improve the welfare of citizens in both countries.

And President Hichilema thanked Mr. Farmajo for his efforts in managing his country which was embroiled in civil conflict. He wished him well in further uniting his people adding that Zambians and Somali nationals are upbeat of better opportunities. The President said the bilateral meeting between the two leaders is vital as it also helps share experiences.

And, Mr. Farmajo said he wants to bring back strong people to people and government to government ties with Zambia that date back to 50 years. He said his country has made progress of bringing back peace after long civil conflict. The Somali President told President Hichilema that he had been requesting for an invitation for a State visit to Zambia from his predecessor but hoped it can happen soon.

Mr. Farmajo said he wants to visit Zambia because he wants to further strengthen ties especially that Zambia is home to many Somali businessmen. He also congratulated President Hichilema on his election. President Hichilema also held bilateral meetings with Ghana President Nana Akufo Ado and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The various bilaterals meetings that President Hichilema held are on the sidelines of the 35th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly.


  1. “President Hakainde Hichilema has described the just ended 35th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit, as successful”

    Are these trips and meetings ever a FAILURE?

  2. @1: Nsimbi, that’s the question I also wanted to ask. Remember non of the past presidents said the trip was unsuccessful.

    People with hears to the ground, which country is next for Vasco Da Hama?

  3. Self praise…this man is sick in his head…whatever he does is successful…and whatever others do is unsuccessful……he used to condemn Lungu on every foreign trip but now since it’s him traveling it’s ok…globetrotting while most neighborhoods in Lusaka are flooding

  4. Very hard working President this one, his speech at the AU was well crafted with the necessary content answering to the aspirations of Africa. Where ever he is going next he will touch his audience and Africa as well, and we hope he is travelling again soon, to go and unlock Zambias’ potential. And what is refreshing is that he moves with a lean team and not the whole orchestra mangelepa which we became accustomed to seeing during the deposed PF regime

  5. Well come your excellency. Zambians are delighted to have you back. And we know your trip was successful and we are very encouraged with your speech at the AU asking African leaders to hold themselves to account before asking their people to do so. We never heard such bold language before. A first at the AU

  6. Bally you were not happy when former president was flying so what has changed?
    In your first year you have to focus on local
    Problems.We can’t start worrying about our
    Neighbours when we not ok.Rate of dollar
    Started rising and commodity prices rising
    So try to sort local begins
    At home.

  7. Did President HH consult with Zambia embassies around the world to see how Zambian’s and Somalis get along?

  8. Hh don’t be a v. a.g.i.n a going after body guards. Why you scared to come after me with your police. Is it because you know the evidence I have on you? They don’t call me cia 1 for nothing

  9. For your information guys, Zambia is NOT even among the 10 Best African Countries to invest in.

    Angola and Somalia are among the best!!

    What investment is Hakainde talking about. Ateke amatako panshi

  10. Stup!d KZ is called CIA1…..? HAAHAHAHAHAHA HIHIHIHIHIHIIIII HOHOHOHOHOHO “information that I have on you”…..? Well, stup!d KZ, let us HAVE that information…… as usual nobody believes a word from your nonsense

  11. Bally, you have work to do. Atleast your trips are appreciated by the international community, they are different from the one who used to carry friends and flying around. Infact Kambwili told us that in the old regime the aircrafts were used to carry wrong things

  12. They are bitter and hence the bitter comments above, unfortunately there is no surgery that can remove bitterness. 10 years of empty promises despite massive vasco dagama tisation movement of Edgar.Atlease for HH the trips are promising.

  13. Remnants PF chaps still have the energy to talk. Zambians are still solidly behind HH, the fact that you failed does not mean UPND will be a failed project like PF. Just check the economic stats when you were talking over from MMD and how you left the economy totally battered, The level of lawlessness under your regime was at another level. UPND still has 4 years and 7 months to be judged, and surely they will work, the intent is very clear

  14. PF please disband, you were and are still a disaster. If you want me to elaborate, I can go ahead. Fly over bridge, ati development

  15. When is hichilema going to sale the presidential jet…. Please we are tired of waiting..!He himself made the promise to the people of Zambia…
    hichilema when!

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