Tuesday, June 25, 2024

HH Seeks to Establish Innovation Hub Modeled after Norrsken House in Rwanda


President Hakainde Hichilema has expressed his desire to establish a similar innovation hub to Rwanda’s Norrsken House in Zambia.

During a visit to Norrsken House in Kigali, President Hichilema was impressed with the achievements of local and international startups operating within the hub. He challenged Rwandan officials to extend the concept of Norrsken House to Zambia, emphasizing the importance of south-south cooperation.

Norrsken House Kigali, established in 2019, provides a platform for Rwandan startups to exchange ideas, generate innovative solutions, and support their business growth. The hub has seen startups raise over $30 million in funding during the first quarter of 2023, despite a global reduction in startup funding.

President Hichilema believes that technology is essential for all sectors and emphasized the need for Zambia to embrace it.

Rwanda aims to position itself as a proof of concept hub, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation to drive accelerated growth. The Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, highlighted the importance of startups and their role in solving global and African challenges. She expressed the desire to forge strong ties and synergies with Zambia in developing solutions for shared problems and challenges across the continent.

President Hichilema’s visit to Norrsken House underscores his commitment to promoting innovation and supporting the growth of startups in Zambia.


  1. The people are merely asking for you to sort out mealie meal prices. They are not asking for much or any of your ambitious plans like this. Why is it hard to give people the easy stuff they need. You would rather go searching for your own wants and not people’s needs. ChikarIa

  2. A president……..doing what a genuine president should be doing

    BTW……..where is Dejavu……has he returned to Congo ?

  3. Child play. When he goes to foreign countries and sees what they are doing he gets excited. But those things are already in Zambia and you have never visited them. There are invisible in Zambia because HH is only interested in appeasing his cadres with CDF.

  4. HH, while you’re in RWANDA, ask Kagame to explain to you exactly how he has managed to make Rwanda the cleanest country in Africa. It’s important that you learn from him, so you can clean up Zambia, especially Lusaka which is currently one of the dirtiest cities in Africa.

  5. Ukrainian President Zelensky’s adviser, Mikhail Podolysk, accused African Presidents that were recently on a peace mission to Kiev and Moscow of playing a ‘primitive information game’ and that they lacked the capacity to resolve the conflict as it was above their level and competence. Mwaumfwa imwe ba parise-singer how African Presidents have been insulted by the Ukrainian neo-Nazis? I hope you can now wise up!

  6. I hope after this visit the President will ask Garry Nkombo to clean Lusaka. From Community house via part of Tokyo way throuh Mosiotunia and into Independence avenue there is filthy. Just parallel to Tokyo way there are Zesco pylons land which has been turned into dump site. Mr President you see this filthy every morning when you driving from your home to State house. You can make this a starting point for Garry Nkombo to clean up Lusaka. Or you can be generous as you have always been to personally fund the cleaning of that and set it as an example to Garry and our MP Mulambo Haimbe.

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