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HH and Malawian President Chakwera launch the Mchinji- Mwami one-stop border post

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President Hakainde Hichilema and his Malawian counterpart Lazarus Chakwera yesterday launched the Mchinji- Mwami one-stop border post with President Hichilema describing the facility as of vital importance to the growth of the econominies of not only Zambia and Malawi but the region at large.

“This one-stop border post is of vital importance to the economies of Malawi and Zambia. It will ease the movement of goods not only between Zambia and Malawi but also other countries in the region,” said President Hichilema.

The event was attended by diplomats and representatives of several cooperating partners among them the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Union, COMESA and traditional leaders from Zambia and Malawi.

The President hailed the longstanding relations between Zambia and Malawi and the need for the two sister republics to continue working together in improving the lives of the people through such joint ventures.

“We are one people and we need to invest jointly to grow the economies of our two countries,” said President Hichilema.

The President also observed that there were too many roadblocks on the roads on the Zambian side which slow down the movement of traffic between Zambia and Malawi and called on the Ministers of Home Affairs of the two countries to work together in finding ways of addressing the problem.

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    • Presidents do not use personal money to do projects they use Public funds OUR money (taxes, loans etc). The projects are for the Zambian citizens not your party. Just the way Mwanawasa and RB left projects, Just because your favorite was fired by Zambia dues not mean the nation should come to a stand still. If personal or party funds were used meet at the secretariat and claim. Besides which projects did your party commission 1 year 3 months in power?

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  1. On roadblocks, please address it with your Malawian counter party, there are too many roadblocks on the Malawian side, let them have one only.

    • Do you want to give him a trophy for doing his job? Should we also give HH a trophy for doing his job? Presidents do not use personal money to do projects they use Public funds OUR money (taxes, loans etc). The projects are for the Zambian citizens not your party. Just the way Mwanawasa and RB left projects, Just because your favorite was fired by Zambia dues not mean the nation should come to a stand still. If personal or party funds were used meet at the secretariat and claim. Besides which projects did your favorite commission 1 year 3 months in power?

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  2. Road blocks are Police ATMs. AS long as policemen in African countries are poorly remunerated (except Rwanda), police officers will always make extra money through corruption. A sergeant in the British Police earns more than a hospital nurse! A chief superintendent earns as much as a hospital consultant. It is time that the governments in Africa changed the colonial mentality that they ing=herited where police men were utility people to serve the interests of the Bwana.

  3. Zoona not even a mention of ECL who started the project, if you cant work with the people of were you came from even if your neighbour’s door is open to ask you in it will be a plastic smile

  4. What does President Hakainde Hichilema and his Malawian counterpart Lazarus Chakwera have in common? They are the Presidents of two very corrupt countries

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