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President Hichilema dedicates 2023 to economic recovery

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President Hakainde Hichilema says the government will dedicate 2023 to accelerating development through transparency and stakeholder engagement in all sectors of the economy.

The Head of State indicated that the government will ensure that development in the country is unlocked in the public procurement process.

Speaking when he addressed the media at State House in Lusaka yesterday the President said that the government will ensure that past mistakes of misuse of public resources is corrected by taking measures to address the challenges which cause declines in the economy.

‘’All arms of government such as the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary will be involved in ensuring prudent procurement of government resources. “said President Hichilema added

He stated that in the agriculture sector the government is on the right truck in cleaning up any forms of corrupt activities in the procurement process of fertilizer which has resulted in the securing of 150 million United Stated Dollars.

The President acknowledged that work to curb corruption in the procurement of fertilizer is one of the causes of the delays in the distribution of the commodity to the farmers.

‘’The agenda was to clean up contracts that were meant to take away money from the citizens which can be directed to the improvement of the education sector and keeping the children in school by providing free education to them,’ he said.

The Head of State indicated that in 2023 the government will shift from FISP to other agriculture programs which will help which allow farmers to explore other alternatives.

He further added that the media should be allowed to conduct their duties of informing the public on free and fair environment without any harassment and abuse from anybody.

President Hichilema said that he has engaged the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security to ensure that Journalists are not harassment but are allowed to access information which of the public interest.

The Head of State also disclosed that the government is committed to addressing legal reforms which protects the rights of citizens, such as dropping of the death penalty to protect the right to life.

‘’If the government is afraid to exercise the death penalty then why keep it, it is better to remove it and just sentence the offender to live in imprisonment,’’ he said.

President Hichilema also indicated that other legal reforms to consider are the removal of the defamation of the President Act in order to allow citizens exercise their freedom of expression.

He indicated that the government is committed to receiving the views of the people which will allow the government to operate in a transparent way and work hard in delivering developmental programs.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Abena John Tushimi. Kuwayawayafye. He brags a lot on things that do not add value. He thought presidency was easy but he is in for a surprise. The same people who are showing you ivory will kick you out. Come 2026. 2023, you need to pull up your socks. Otherwise, there is a lot of resentment with your leadership.

  2. “President Hichilema said that he has engaged the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security to ensure that Journalists are not “harassment””. Ba L.T do you have editors?

  3. Please take not that there can never be meaningful economic recovery in the absence of food security. The 2nd biggest challenge after load-shedding that we’re likely to face next year is food insecurity. We might have to import maize for the first time in a long time. FISP hasn’t been handled properly this year and the effect will manifest next year. What has happened this year shouldn’t happen again. Let’s also try to restore our soils by trying organic farming as it also works and will save us a lot of resources. There’s need to revive GART and support other agro research institutions

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  4. Look at the haters and doom sayers from the clique of theives scattering and……….

    Taking cover………….

    HEHH is the best man for the job at hand by a long way………….

    He knows what he is doing……………

    My President,

    ……….. let’s engage those zambian owners of the $2 billion that is sitting in banks to invest in projects as you suggested………..

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    • Have you been smoking weed
      again ?

      The president contradicted all the carp you and your clique of theives claim on LT………

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    • I dont even know why reporters had to report this. Is this news sure? hichilema-dedicates-2023-to-economic-recovery? And 2022 was dedicated to what?
      2024?

  5. Retarded president. All he is good at is ranting like a mad man. He is a cheembwee no plan. Let him answer why he posted chella the womanising photographer away from mutinta hichilema. Cia 1 knows

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  6. Economic recovery, I cannot see it coming since all dynamics that brings about the recovery are completely broken, load shedding is one of them .
    Economy does not improve only through one engine , you have to put every mechanism into working capacity, electricity being so expensive to connect is one of the factors cannot allow the economy to grow as we are being told .
    The president must realise that it is not the large establishments that employs more people , . but those small businesses which will suffer from epensive connections, expensive fuel will derail any growth the man in state house is talking about , farmers who produce food to feed Zambians are not ready with growing our staple food hunger is looming is a laughable factor.

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