Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Nana Akufo-Addo congratulates Mr Hichilema


President Hakainde Hichilema has been conferred with a honorary degree of Doctorate of humane letters by the Valley View University of Ghana.

The prestigious award acknowledges President Hichilema’ exceptional leadership, unwavering commitment to democratic values and remarkable contribution to the social economic development of Zambia.
Announcing the honorary award, Valley View University chancellor, Robert Osei- Bonsu acknowledged Dr Hichilema’ political journey and his ability to connect and understand people’s challenges  to improve their challenges.

Prof. Osei-Bonsu observed President Hichilema’ determination to ensure initiatives set transform the country.

He noted that Dr Hichilema’s vision to transform the country has further earned him regional and global recognition.

However, President  Hichilema and his Ghanaian counterpartAkufo-Addo have agreed to strengthen commercial relations between the private sector and government entities in the two countries.

This will be done through the creation of an enabling environment that will enhance the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The two leaders have since directed relevant government entities to create an enabling environment for private sector engagement to facilitate commercial transactions.

This was revealed during bilateral talks held between the two Heads of State at Jubilee house in Ghana today.

Delivering a joint communique, on behalf of the two leaders, Ghanaian Secretary to the President, Nana Asante indicated that the commitment is line with the Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) that was held in April last year.

The two Heads of State discussed the need to enhance trade and investment between the two countries within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area which has commenced trading.

The two leaders have since signed a range of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in various sectors to deepen the ties for mutual benefit.

Among the MoUs signed include those in mining, tourism, technology, youth and skills development and prevention of illicit consumption and trafficking of narcotic drugs.

President Hichilema and his counterpart also reaffirmed the commitment of the two countries to cooperate at the levels of the African Union, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations and to deepen the shared values of democracy, good governance and respect for human rights.

And Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo also congratulated Mr Hichilema for being elected as the Chairman of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).


  1. I have said it numerous times and will say it again. This government lacks strategy and competent strategists. Where is that thick skull kasanda? An information minister who doesn’t keep the public updated. Very laughable.

    • Ba LT your headline is very discriminatory if not disrespectful. You think the only one who deserves respect is your president?
      Why not Mr Nana Akufo-Addo congratulates Mr Hichilema?
      Or in keeping with Journalese: Nana Akufo-Addo congratulates Hichilema

  2. People crying about how their rights were trampled on by the previous regime. Think about it, we LGBTs have been persecuted and our rights stepped even before zambia got independence. If you think you know what suffering is, try being LGBT in zambia and africa. ZICA has been trying to locate me but we have a powerful team of computer engineers who support us and are protect us. Power to LGBT.

  3. I lived in Ghana for over a year and know of highly rated universities there such as the University of Ghana at Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the University of Cape Coast. This is the first time I am hearing of Valley View University in Ghana. The only other educational institution I know bearing a similar name is Valley View Secondary School in Kitwe

  4. He burnt jet fuel to just go and get an honorary PhD from an SDA university in Ghana. What a waste of GRZ resources. Why can he not study for a proper PhD with the masters degree he has? Yaba, kufuna ma honorary degree kwabagwila aba nabo. At least my PhD is one I studied for from a reputed university in Europe. Not aya ma PhD aya yenangu.

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