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HH thanks Swedish Ambassador for standing firm on issues of rule of law and democracy

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President Hakainde Hichilema has held the long-standing cordial relationship between Zambia and Sweden. President Hichilema has praised Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) for the continued support to Zambia in different aspects of the economy.

He explained that Zambia and Sweden have continued to nurture their relationship despite some of the challenges that the two countries have gone through.

President Hichilema was speaking at State House in Lusaka today, when Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Anna Hultgard led a delegation of SIDA board members to pay a courtesy call on him.

He also commended Ms.Hultgard for the support in ensuring that there was respect for the rule of law and upholding of the tenants of democracy among political players in Zambia.

“SIDA through Sweden have a long standing relationship with Zambia, and let me thank you Ambassador in front of your team, for standing firm on issues of rule of law and democracy, you were courageous enough to hold meetings with us even when it was difficult under the previous regime,” he explained.

President Hichilema added that this has given the government a challenge to ensure that we promote and support the democracy of the country all the time.

He further informed the delegation how he executed one of his first jobs whose project was to do with SIDA.

He further thanked the SIDA board delegation for visiting Zambia and encouraged them to explore Zambia’s tourism sites.

And Swedish Ambassador to Zambia, Anna Hultgard pledged her country’s continued support to Zambia and congratulated President Hichilema for his commitment to restore the rule of law and economic transformation for the country.

Ms. Hultgard explained that President Hichilema’s stance on critical issues has earned him a good name.

She explained that this is why SIDA board members have been attracted to undertake a trip to Zambia, their first visit since 2019.

” I wish to pledge our continued support to Zambia and thank you so much for meeting us and the delegation, your positive approach to issues such as the rule of law and the economy has even attracted the body which has not undertaken any trip since 2019 to come to Zambia, ” she said.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Zambia needs more support from SIDA in vocational skills and artisan training for targeted industries where we can maufacture and assemble locally……………

  2. #1  Kaizar Zulu 
    April 6, 2022 At 8:56 pm

    “Praising his masters as expected. Gay rights are coming to zambia soon..”

    Why are you always thinking of gays ????

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  3. Please get rid of these face masks…you got your pointless vacines for this so called covid-19, why do you persist with the masks!!

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  4. Not HH’s fault but when are we going to stop moving around with pauper’s begging bowl? It’s shameful and degrading especially that we don’t know what these people say behind closed doors.

  5. “He explained that Zambia and Sweden have continued to nurture their relationship despite some of the challenges that the two countries have gone through.”-LT

    When I say Government maturity, I am not referring to the normal ageing process of our formal government but the fact that one day we realize that if our government health is not in top shape, nothing else is worth much in life.

    GRZ change the constitution.

    The other day you met with the Rwandan president in Livingston. He was not accountable to his government and you are not accountable to GRZ why because you think you are the government. but with Sweden’s government you have to meet in the State House why Because they have to be accountable to their people.

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  6. But with Sweden’s government you have to meet in the State House why Because they have to be accountable to their people.

  7. “He explained that Zambia and Sweden have continued to nurture their relationship despite some of the challenges that the two countries have gone through.”-LT

    When I say Government maturity, I am not referring to the normal ageing process of our formal government but the fact that one day we realize that if our government health is not in top shape, nothing else is worth much in life.

  8. You have mines in Zambia since 1964 and you can hardly point at a single school that was directly built by these mines, On the other hand, you have NGOs like uyu SIDA,who single handly run the entire Zambian economy since the 2000s i think. It became that working for an NGO paid money than working for GRZ or a Mine or any private entity. Ask your neighbour if dont know this. I saw with my own two eyes people working for these NGOs buy bycicles for their kids,buy cars,build houses,build businesses out an NGO, Educate themselves further and overseas. If you dont agree with me then you are still young – ask your parents. These NGOs did a great of direct benefits for mother Zambia and you cant equate what they did to any profit making entity in Zambia. Dont even talk of Tax infact these NGOs…

  9. …………….These NGOs paid more tax than the mines, just like you a citizen your tax rate is way higher than that of a whole copper mine.

  10. I think Kaizar Zulu is GAY. That is why he keep raising the topic.
    Never mind Kaizar Zulu , there is nothing wrong with being gay.

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