Tuesday, June 25, 2024

SMEs critical to economic development – President Hichilema


President Hakainde Hichilema has observed that Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) continue to play a pivotal role in the economic development of the country.

The President said this during the presidential luncheon held in honour of visiting King Mswati lll of Eswatini at Mukuba hotel.

“SME’s continue to play an important role in the economic development of our country,” he said.

The President has further identified Tourism as one sector that the two countries Zambia and Eswatini can take advantage of, by combining their marketing cost in tourism.

And King Mswati has expressed happiness that the Kingdom of Eswatini has participated in the 57th edition of the Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF).

King Mswati said participation in the ZITF by Eswatini will enable Zambia and Eswatini to understand each other and thereby be able to trade effectively.

“A show like this one enables us to understand each other well and also understand our different produce and thereby help us to trade effectively,” he said.

Earlier in the afternoon the two Heads of States toured selected stands in the trade fair grounds.

This year’s international trade fair is being commemorated under the theme stimulating economic development through partnership trade and investment.


  1. Hiding behind SMEs will not stop the fact that HH has failed to invest in large Industries and resolve the mining sector. He knows that he will spent nothing on SMEs which I am sure is one of the IMF conditionalities where they do not want their money invested in production. IMF would rather have their puppet use their bailout for debt servicing so that HH can borrow some more.

  2. Same songs every day. It is like saying breathing is important for life. Tell people something new or if you have nothing to tell people ,then close that your dirty stinky ugly mouth chi hh

    • Kaizar Silu a.k.a. Broken Hill man a.k.a. Mfumu ya Mpuno unleashes his skunk stench. This is a primate of the Chimpazee who among the species he is considered handsome enough to call humans ugly. Once again take a look at his picture. No, a closer look. Give his face a little hair. What go you get? The Broken Hill man with no regard for the president. Let sleeping dogs lie.

  3. Its unfortunate that we don’t have a serious opposition in Zambia otherwise HH can be very easily defeated in 2026….now talking about SMEs….shifting goal posts when he used to talk about debt restructuring as the game changer now he has realized that nothing will change…things are getting worse every day…we warned you that bazungu will never improve or develop Zambia

  4. We severely need journalists in the country. Really niye news iyi?
    President Hakainde Hichilema has observed that Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) continue to play a pivotal role in the economic development of the country???
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    President Hakainde Hichilema has observed that Mutale Nalumango has been absent from parliament for weeks without permission.
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  5. Kikikikikikiki! Third World media. They have to try hard to find what His Excellence is doing. What about President Hakainde has stopped wearing white gloves kikikikiki!

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