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Zambia and the DRC start the actualization of the electric vehicle battery value chain

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Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) have started actualizing the electric vehicle battery value chain that the two countries agreed to embark on.

And President Hakainde Hichilema is today expected to on the sidelines of the ongoing US-Africa summit in Washington DC, witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Zambia and Congo Dr regarding support for the development of a value chain in the electric vehicle battery sector.

Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya has said in a statement that the signing of the MOU follows the tremendous amount of work and effort President Hichilema and his counterpart Felix Tshisekedi have invested in leveraging local resources to drive the global clean energy transition agenda.

In April this year, Zambia and the DRC signed a historical cooperation agreement to facilitate the development of the value chain in the electric battery and clean energy sector to provide a framework for bilateral cooperation on the initiative to develop the battery value chain as well as strengthen collaboration between the two countries.
Once actualized, the combined strategy will create jobs for both Congolese and Zambians and boost economies of the two countries.

Meanwhile Mr. Bwalya says President Hichilema is also expected to speak at the conservation, climate adaptation and a just energy transition forum where the president will reinforce the urgency of the climate change problem and drum up efforts to increase access to modern, cleaner, sustainable energy for people not just on the African continent but globally.

18 COMMENTS

  1. So this clown flies all the way to USA to sign a deal with an African country that is less than 2 hours away from zambia flying. This is madness.

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  2. In KK’ time it was oil from grass, with Bally is electric cars from Kopala. Dreaming is ok.

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  3. Is Mansa Batteries coming back to life? kikiki. Bally, dreaming is free. In KK’ time it was oil from ma uzuu. Lets focus on what’s attainable, kulima.

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  4. Good visiœn and ntention but those with pf bäbtsm are ?ver doubting th? possibility ôf actalisation of car bateriis facilitted afr?cn counries , Drc and zambia. Fîrstly they doubted the actulizatin .f free education, cdf, meal ällowançes penßion payment o retîrees, imf and dismntling of debts, because all they believed ?n was stealing.

    • Tell them @lawer paul, they were stealing and eating with amhule their wives were ever miserable. They couldn’t even help their own relatives with school fees, Bally wabonse is working and he means business.

  5. Good visiœn and ntention but those with pf bäbtsm are ?ver doubting th? possibility ôf actalisation of car bateriis facilitted afr?cn counries , Drc and zambia. Fîrstly they doubted the actulizatin .f free education, cdf, meal ällowançes penßion payment o retîrees, imf and dismntling of debts, because all they believed ?n was stealing.

  6. Good visiœn and ntention but those with pf bäbtsm are ever doubting the possibility ôf actalisation of car bateriis facilitted by the two afr?cn counries , Drc and zambia. Fîrstly, they doubted the actualizatin of free education, cdf, meal ällowançes, penßion payment o retîrees, imf and dismntling of debts, because all they believed ?n was stealing.

    • THIS IS WHAT WE CALL STARTEGIC THINKING – MAXIMISING ON PUBLICITY AND ENGAGEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS BY CAPITALISING ON SUCH AN IMPORTANT EVENT.
      WATCH THIS SPACE!

  7. Why wait for the summit in the USA for these two african leaders to meet to sign an MoU come on when DRC and ZAMBIA are just a stone away with a gulf stream its less than 30mintes you are in DRC, is it the DRC and ZAMBIAs project or they are same few or majorite exetainal westerners using our leaders? okay this dream its a big dream zambia we are failing just to make tooth picks, tu leza, even nile carter , for DRC they practically import almost every thing including maize ati we want to start manufacturing electic car battry when not even a singal person own an electirical car. this makes me to believe that this project its not for the two nations but extainals are at play.

  8. What we now need is to bring an EV motor vehicle manufacturer into the country — either DRC or Zambia or even both (why not?). Even if this could be a small part of the whole, let’s bring assembly plants at the very least so we can begin to accelerate industrialization.

  9. Kaizer the reason why HH is signing the actualization plan in the US while Congo is just a mile away is because we already signed an MOU ,firstly, in Zambia and a second in Congo. So no need to sign anything here or in Congo cos we laid the foundation and base here already.The rest can be signed even in Iraq cos we have the mining rights and the land ownership where these minerals and factory will be built. And we are still signing more outside Africa, infact the next bill for pensioners to withdraw their money early should be signed in Germany, where hitler was born. HH should transport his minister of Labour and her juniors all the way thier. Thats what others used to do kaili. They buy a bottle chakasu ku Chawama then they fly all the way to America to go and drink it there…

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