Thursday, July 18, 2024

President Hakainde Hichilema to attend UN Conference in Qatar and engage in investment talks


President Hakainde Hichilema’s upcoming participation in the 5th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in Doha, Qatar has been hailed as a significant opportunity to attract investment and support for Zambia’s economy. In a statement, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Stanley K. Kakubo, said that the President’s attendance at the conference is critical for Zambia to benefit from existing global partnerships and international support.

“The President’s participation in the LDC5 Conference is critical because it will enable the country to benefit from the existing global partnerships, international support, and available financial and investment opportunities to help turn around the country’s economy,” said Hon. Kakubo. “This will be through opportunities the President creates for collaboration and partnership for meaningful economic ventures for the benefit of the people of Zambia.”

President Hichilema is expected to meet with the Amir of Qatar and key investment players to attract investment in Zambia’s key economic sectors, such as agriculture, energy, transport, infrastructure, and industry. The President will also be a key panelist at the Inaugural Earthna Summit, where he will make a case for Zambia on agriculture and food security to attract investment in the sector and secure export markets for Zambia’s agriculture produce into Qatar and the wider Middle East.

“The President’s unrelenting efforts to attract investments in Zambia’s key economic sectors are paying off, and we have seen renewed interest from other countries in sectors such as trade, investment, tourism, and agriculture,” said Hon. Kakubo. “The President remains firmly focused on unlocking opportunities and creating an enabling environment for increased investment in the country’s economic sector aimed at improving livelihoods of the Zambian people.”

The LDC5 Conference is an important meeting that brings together LDC Heads of State and Government to discuss and agree on measures to support LDCs, overcome structural challenges, eradicate poverty, achieve internationally agreed development goals, and enable graduation from the LDC category. The conference will have side forums for the private sector, civil society, Parliamentarians, and the youth, aimed at raising new pledges of support, advancing new ideas, and spurring delivery on agreed commitments, including the announcement of specific initiatives aimed at addressing challenges affecting the LDCs.

President Hichilema’s participation in the conference has been lauded by various stakeholders, including the private sector. Mr. Emmanuel Mutati, President of the Zambia Association of Manufacturers, said that the President’s efforts to attract investment and support for Zambia’s economy are commendable.

“We welcome the President’s participation in the LDC5 Conference, and we believe that his efforts to attract investment and support for Zambia’s economy will have a positive impact on the manufacturing sector,” said Mr. Mutati. “We look forward to working with the government to create an enabling environment for increased investment in the country’s economic sector.”

President Hichilema’s participation in the LDC5 Conference is seen as a significant step towards unlocking opportunities and creating an enabling environment for increased investment in Zambia’s economic sectors, aimed at improving the livelihoods of the Zambian people.


  1. This is unacceptable. Obsessed with planes. Only men who cheat travel this much. Something is not right in his marriage

  2. Indeed, he “just came to confirm” that the LSK-Ndola highway is signed off, and is off to get another deal?
    Damn……HHH…people are hating you for that.
    Don’t worry, HH, Sean T has lost his momentum lately, next will be Kaizar and his crew.

  3. When ever he is traveling out we are informed but when he retains we are not told, all we hear is him attending will bring development and investor confidence vazee so apa we are going to chatter a ndeke for the boss these moneys we are wasting we can build markets for our streets vendors an like asking for external grants from the germans to build us markets.

    • Spaka you have started beating the drum for Hakienda again? Use your head for once..the man just returned from AU last week what is he going to do there!!

    • What investment?? The South African president doesnt travel as much as Hakamarco Hichipolo but the investments keep pouring in. Just take a look:
      Toyota mercedes, Hyundai, general motors, Nissan all have motor assembly plants in South Africa. Hotazel Manganese, Afplats South Deep uranium are but a few of the hundreds mining in SA yet Ramaphosas jet doesnt know half as many destinations as our Marco Polo

  4. This is why in Zambia Presidents should have a younger even more savvy Veep…Hakienda is now travelling and flying at every chance when he should be in the office. What investors are you going to attract? You have a Veep and ministers to do that..instead of flying to Qatar why cant you fly past to Beijing?

  5. Zambians, you like complaining a lot. The President has gone to look for investors. What is wrong with that?
    The President of Botswana is in the USA to attend a business summit and try to attract investors to Botswana. The people are behind the president because life is getting more challenging daily. In Zambia,it’s complaining, complaining, and complaining.

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