Tuesday, March 5, 2024

President Hichilema Returns Home from China

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President Hakainde Hichilema has returned to Zambia alongside his wife, Mutinta, following a fruitful six-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China. The President’s visit was marked by significant diplomatic engagements and discussions aimed at enhancing the relationship between Zambia and China.

The apex of President Hichilema’s trip was the bilateral meetings held with Chinese President Xi Jinping. During these meetings, both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to elevating the existing bilateral relations between their nations to new heights.

A pivotal moment during the visit was the signing of more than 15 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) covering various sectors of the Zambian economy. This signing ceremony, held at the Great Hall of the People in China, underscored the shared vision for cooperation and partnership in areas such as finance, trade, agriculture, media, and tourism.

Among the notable MoUs signed was the formulation of a Cooperation plan on the Belt and Road Initiative, facilitated by the Ministry of Finance and the Reform Commission of China. This initiative holds significant potential for advancing economic development and infrastructure projects in Zambia.

In a move that promises to expand trade, another MoU was signed to allow for the export of blueberries to China. This agreement opens up new opportunities for Zambian agricultural exports, further strengthening economic ties.

While in China, President Hichilema addressed an investment forum, resulting in commitments of approximately $1.4 billion in Chinese investments for Zambia. These investments are expected to contribute to the nation’s economic growth and development.

During his visit, the President and his delegation visited several companies engaged in the manufacturing of electric vehicles and cell phones, showcasing China’s technological advancements. President Hichilema invited these firms to consider expanding their operations to Zambia, emphasizing the country’s peaceful environment and favorable business policies.

53 COMMENTS

  1. As long as you’re in public office everything you do shall be in the public domain. If indeed he chartered the plane we saw in China and that he departed on the same but along the way abandoned it and switched to The Emirates airlines, then that’s being childish because there’s no one being deceived except himself. I hope he’s realized that we’re getting fed up with the piffle that’s coming from his office. Please grow up!

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    • Ba Lipota!
      President Hakainde Hichilema has returned to Zambia alongside his wife, Mutinta, following a fruitful six-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China.
      So he returned only with his wife? In that big jet? And it looks like she wasnt alongside. In that picture she is behind him-LOL

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    • Welcome back your excellency. While you were away, Lungu kissed his wife at the police station and people took pictures and posted on internet. Everyone in Zambia is now kissing their wives! This is a Christian nation! He must be arrested! It will be sweet revenge for your overtaking offence. Lungu also organised people with free mattresses to sleep outside the police station in protest of Esther’s arrest so we could do nothing but release her. Lungu and his wife, they are causing disturbances.

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    • We also suspect Winter Kabimba organised riots in his hometown Mumbwa to disturb the peace. Arrest him for two weeks. John Sangwa SC fimofimo has started talking for Lungu’s right to stand. We think he will be the running mate. Some good news, Miles Sampa the Great disorganised his party and has made it easier for us to return to power in next elections. We must disturb that Lubinda’s strategies. Over and out we will give more reports when we come to Community

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      Kayili the pompwes were complaining about not visiting China………

      There you are………..

      All 6 days of it…….

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  2. MoU for exporting blueberries. We are a cursed nation are taken for ride all the time. Look at the cases coming out of that plane.

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    • @Kci. This is what I keep telling people. These are just MoUs and not contracts!!! In my experience spanning over 25 years in the Tech, IT, R&D industries only about 25% – 27% MoUs actually materialise into actual contracts/collaborations. But Zambians get excited by the figures that are thrown around and stop thinking.

      Also who is he trying to cheat by flying commercial when we know he chartered a luxury jet at the poor Zambian taxpayers expense, who have already provided him with 2 presidential jets? SMH

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    • IllSayWhatIWant

      “….These are just MoUs and not contracts!!! In my experience spanning over 25 years in the Tech, IT, R&D industries only about 25% – 27% MoUs actually materialise into actual……”

      Yes……..

      Are celebrating those 25% MoUs that actualise…..

      So how do you get those 25 to 27 % of actualized MoUs , without signing as many as possible ????

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    • @Spaka. How many of the $7.8bn he was boasting about materialised? Let me save your one cell brain from overheating…0, zero, zilch, nothing! So what are you celebrating? And how much has he spent on travelling tens of millions of $$$ and this is already over 2 years down the line. Stop sticking your head down there so you can smell what hh had for breakfast…useless chaps

    • A MOU) is just a formal document that outlines the terms and details of an agreement or understanding between two or more parties. MOUs are not legally binding contracts, but they serve as a written record of the parties’ intentions and commitments. They are often in business, government, and academia, to establish a framework for cooperation, collaboration, or partnership. MOUs typically include key points like the parties involved, the purpose of the agreement, the roles and responsibilities of each party, and any specific terms or conditions agreed upon. MOUs are not legally enforceable, but they can be a valuable tool for clarifying expectations and building trust between parties before a more formal contract is drafted.

    • Blueberries export MOU? These dealer-wheelers take us for a ride?

      MOU on blueberries export is a slap on the presidency, openly telling off the president.

      Stop laundering.

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    • IllSayWhatIWant

      Your mother must have been a pros.tetute…….

      Where do you think the money fir free education comes from.. ……

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    • A (MOU) is just a formal document that outlines the terms and details of an agreement or understanding between two or more parties. MOUs are not legally binding contracts, but they serve as a written record of the parties’ intentions and commitments. They are often in business, government, and academia, to establish a framework for cooperation, collaboration, or partnership. MOUs typically include key points like the parties involved, the purpose of the agreement, the roles and responsibilities of each party, and any specific terms or conditions agreed upon. MOUs are not legally enforceable, but they can be a valuable tool for clarifying expectations and building trust between parties before a more formal contract is drafted.

  3. In your experience ?? have you taken into account the lack lustre presidents of the past form destroyer KK
    This is a new era so your percentages will be proved wrong

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    • Don’t insult KK… never in your life. If you want to insult a president insult your tribesman and the other pretenders. Never say anything insulting KK. While your father or grand father was busy making you KK and colleagues were in detention trying to get our country from foreigners. Never I repeat.

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  4. Ba Isaywhatiwant.Is that a way of shining to us that you have worked in IT R&D and Tec industries.Your percentages have nothing to do with Chinese MoUs.As a matter of inetrest, please tell us where you worked 20 years in those industries

  5. @ Deja Vu
    Next destination UNGA New York…it looks he chartered entire Boeing 737 to accommodate his 300 member entourage…..tax payers money is sweet and all this just going to pose for pictures and make personal deals and his gullible praise singers Lumbani Madoda Spaka and TIKKI will be dancing and jumping up and down

  6. And people who camp at KKIA. Cant the whole bunch think? If he is not welcomed back will he have depression? and kill all opposition? Why abandon real work in the office for a pose on the tarmac?

  7. Back from shopping spree and signing nonsensical MOUs……chartered Boeing 737 because the Presidential Jet couldn’t accommodate 300 member entourage….No wonder people fight to be in Government because they enjoy wasting Tax payers money…..in opposition the Supreme leader used to criticize Presidential foreign trips…but now he’s over doing it tagging along Mutinta wherever he goes

    • At least Mutinta can be in the entourage. She is the only one who wears Zambian dress. Mwati niba Nkombo naba Havisto and Mr Hamasaka told us about Zambia’s Chief Marketing Officer who doesnt stay in State House and never wears Zambian dress.

  8. IllSayWhatIWant

    Your mother must have been a pros.tetute…….

    Where do you think the money fir free education comes from.. ……

    • Spaka.Do you know that some punk at LT can block your post entirely without without the benefit of moderation.Each time I try to respond to Sishuwa Sishuwas’rantings,am always mailed that there is a serious error with the website,but others like DejaFooool will continue posting nonsense
      My latest post to be blocked was my response to Dr Sishuwa’s “Understanding Hichilema’s Talk of a Coup plot in Zambia”(14 September 2023)
      I am not mistaken,There is a an unprofessional punk at LT engaged in censorship

  9. @Spaka
    Please insulting your friends parents is not ok please lets be civil and by the way the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema and his minions Jinto Kayumba…Kakubo….Musokotwane etc are the ones enjoying whilst you’re languishing in poverty hiding in the diaspora…Just dont insult fellow bloggers or their parents

    • Badala………

      I am living the life after early retairment…….I dont need to work.

      Look under the cement by kci

      That same inbred started insulting me.

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    • My grandma once told me that people who accuse others of being something are actually the ones who are what they are calling others. So Spaka is only telling us about his family.

  10. A man who inherited A thriving economy and destroyed all industries and the mines has become a hero
    facts are facts I cannot agree with your sentiments.
    59 yrs later and still recovering says it all

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    • #Tikki just shows how little you know about KK. KK didn’t inherit what you are talking about…he created them. He overstayed and that was the only crime he committed. He was undermined because of his conviction.
      The industries were sold on the advice of HH and colleagues who ended up getting some of these industries for themselves. As your grandma.

  11. @Spaka now thats very immature of you to insult your friends mother….and this is not the Zambia we want….if people criticize the President or the ruling party it doesn’t mean you should be insulting their parents…and how old are you by the way…i won’t be surprised if you were born in 2005…PLEASE NO INSULTS

  12. How little I know about KK ? I grew up in that era
    His title of founding father rightly deserves, Insult him is not my style, but what he did has to be spoken about
    History hasnt been recorded on the facts
    unfortunately most have passed like Harry,Simon, and what about poor AAron his best friend

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  13. @ Spaka
    we should respect our Parents…your parents are just the same as my Parents…this is just Politics no need taking it personal….LETS RESPECTS OUR MOTHERS AND OUR FATHERS PLEASE…thank you…and the problem with this online community is that you dont know if the person you’re interacting with is actually a 17 year old boy still living with his parents

  14. Why does Zambian media make the president’s departure and arrivals an Xmas? I live in another African country and I have never seen their President on the front page for departing and arriving.

  15. Fuel K29.00
    Cost of living for a family of five K9000.00
    Fertilizer K1300.00
    Mealie meal K320.00
    One dollar is equal to K21.00
    Cooking oil 5 litres K285.00
    In UNIP,MMD and PF time when you put all the currency one would buy a bag of mealie meal.
    Alaaa that is not the case under the lying government. Get K100.00 ,K50.00 , K20.00 , K 10.00 , K 5.00 , K 1 you can’t buy a bag of mealie meal. These are failures. And liars are extremely dangerous because you can’t tell their position on a matter. I hope Zambia has not been privatized. The way foreigners are benefitting from this country. The current government do not have the interest of Zambians at heart.

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