Tuesday, June 18, 2024

President Hichilema expected on the Copperbelt Province for a two- day working visit


President Hakainde Hichilema is tomorrow expected on the Copperbelt Province for a two- day working visit.

Copperbelt Province Minister, Elisha Matambo says President Hichilema is expected to commission a 33 megawatts solar power plant for Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) and 10 million US dollar manufacturing plant for Unit Garments in Ndola.

Mr Matambo said President Hichilema will also engage the people in the province on a number of issues and challenges affecting them.

ZANIS reports that the provincial minister said this during a press briefing in Ndola today.

Mr Matamboa said the Head of State wants to be engaging people in the province from time to time to ensure that issues affecting them are well addressed.

He stated that the President’s visit is part of his desire to ensure that the private sector is encouraged to invest in the energy mix so that load management of electricity is reduced in the country.

Mr Matambo further said the President will on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, expected to officiate at the commissioning of the solar power plant for CEC stating that the plant is expected to add electricity to the national grid.

He said the commissioning of the solar plant is part of the solution to addressing load shedding in the country.

Meanwhile, Mr Matambo said the President will also engage the mine suppliers in an effort to address their challenges.

Mr Matambo added that the President is also expected to open a manufacturing plant worth ten million dollars for Unit Garment in Ndola which will contribute to job creation in the province.

Unit Garments is one of the largest garment manufacturing companies in the country as it is known for a wide range of industrial and protective clothing including work suits, work wear, overalls, hospital wear among others.


  1. I am spooked. Is this not the role for ministers? The whole president commissioning a ka 10 million plant sure? Nadabwa.

    • These are both private companies. For HH to go there it simply means that he has been invited. It’s that simple. I do not know why you seem to dislike this.

    • What are these working visits that our Presidents love going on? Lungu was always on a working visit to Kitwe, Chipata now its HH. We dont see any changes on the copperbelt after these sleepwalking visits

  2. Off to have a very expensive romantic dinner with my beautiful Regina at an unknown location in Lusaka. Don’t jealous me.

    As for hh, fuseke

  3. Ba Pompi don’t b spooked the president hs no future plan(s) for this nation. Now he’s jst a tourist, he can’t address the nation on real issues affecting the nation since he took power. He hs made wrong moves ad there pressing on the poor Zambians mostly. All election messages were lies ad nothing hs worked. So ku bafye pa tour. Awee very disappointing.

  4. Please note that if you don’t spoil your woman for valentines, then someone is spoiling her and hammering her. You have been warned.

  5. Actually Kaizar Zulu just fantasizes. Regina doe not even exist. Regina was a young Zimbabwean from Mandevu who was admiring. But suddenly left Kaiza Zulu to enter into a polygamy life with an 60 year old polygamist.

  6. Is he going to see the poverty he left on the copperbelt through the thefts beboomde and letter by PF . Let them enjoy the money they gained to the sufferings of the people on the Copperbelt. Very soon our party UNIP shall bounce back to power like what happened in Malawi. To Seve us from this monsters.

  7. Mr Matambo said the President will open a manufacturing company. Is it the reporter or is it Matambo who has made the mistake? Mr Hichilema is coming to commission the opening or officiate the opening. It’s not his company.

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