Sunday, March 3, 2024

President Hichilema Advocates for Increased Zambian Representation in International Organizations

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Cornelius Mweetwa, Chief Government Spokesperson and Information and Media Minister, has conveyed President Hakainde Hichilema’s commitment to fostering greater representation of Zambians in international organizations, particularly highlighting the African Union (AU).

During a courtesy call on the African Union Commissioner for Trade, Minerals, and Industry, Albert Muchanga, Mr. Mweetwa emphasized President Hichilema’s desire to see more Zambians assume roles in international bodies. Acknowledging the critical role of Zambian professionals in international organizations, Mr. Mweetwa highlighted their capacity to advocate for the country’s positions on key global matters.

Speaking about the President’s vision, Mr. Mweetwa stressed that Zambians serving in international roles should project a positive image of the country on the global stage.

Additionally, Mr. Mweetwa touched upon a recent Presidential directive concerning government workers’ travel expenses. He stated that any government official traveling at government expense is required to produce a detailed report justifying their travel. This directive, particularly targeted at ministers, is intended to ensure transparency and accountability. Ministers are expected to present reports during Cabinet meetings, outlining the specifics of their travel, matters discussed in meetings, and the tangible benefits for Zambia.

Commenting on the directive, Mr. Muchanga echoed its importance, affirming the need for accountability in government-related travel. He emphasized that ministers’ reports are essential for informed decision-making and contribute to Zambia’s active participation and benefit in international forums.

Mr. Muchanga also shed light on a challenge faced by the African Union, where member states’ ministers frequently fail to attend crucial meetings, leading to delays in continental decision-making. He cited instances of meeting cancellations due to the inability to meet the required quorum.

The statement on this matter was provided by Inutu Mwanza, First Secretary-Press and Tourism at the Zambian mission in Ethiopia.

19 COMMENTS

  1. We are now convinced that this president is still on honeymoon. Mr president, you are trying to fix a broken world which is rigged by a few bad people. Start by fixing your problems at home and the country will advertise itself. You don’t need to send your friends abroad to do that.

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    • One of the disasterous international appointments never to be repeated again…….Muumba!!!
      1.Failed in Kanada.
      2.Created a huge problem for SAADC and ZIMBO over elections
      3.Messed up diplomatic relationships between LUUSAKA and HARIARE.
      4. Nearly messed up relationships between LUSAKA and KINSHASA.

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  2. Excellence needs no introduction. If you perform well on your deliverables people will call on you. Unfortunately HH is failing on almost all fronts. Many Zambians that he hounded out of office have found employment elsewhere. It’s not HH that campaigned for them. If you nominate people like Nervers Mumba on international assignments, no one will take you seriously. Have self introspection before you speak.

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    • With that profile picture you have the guts to call someone ugly? Your default expression is that of someone that is the first to smell a fart. John Mwangwi and Kaizar had an encounter at Spice Night Club in Nairobi. Kaizar stared at John’s muscular frame all night while John worked. John noticed him and followed Kaizar to the bathrooms where John inserted into Kaizar without lube or protection. Kaizar yelled but soon that turned into manly moaning. Afterward, patrons heard John ask Kaizar how it was, Kaizar said to John “it was nice but it was painful”.

  3. US$3 million dollars tax payers money wasted….i thought HH would be a revolutionary leader but I was wrong….I thought HH would put Zambians first but I was wrong…HH has put himself first….is Mutinta Hichilema also in his Cabinet she seems to be all over HH’s international trips…shopping spree i guess…she is now GUCCI MUTINTA whilst voters are struggling to buy a bag of melie meal and young boys being gunned down

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  4. Fruitful visit to Italy indeed we were told. Where are the Arancia Rossa, mangoes, apples, berries, fico biancho, figs, pesca and peaches ?
    Both HH and wife are returning bare handed!

  5. The truth hurts. Continue dying with anger whenever I speak. I control your lives. Hh mubi. You can’t accept criticism of your fellow tribesmbuzi. Fuseke!! Hahahaha

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  6. This is good. But… 1) officials who receive international job packs should circulate openings in their depts in time. They have been known to sabotage qualifies Zambians applying for such jobs e.g. failing to provide recommendation letter. 2) Sometimes, those who apply don’t make it past the first hurdle due to poor oral and writing skills. Our friends from countries like Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal etc nationals dominating Africans in international jobs; when one gets in, s/he will ensure others from that country join that institution. Not always through nepotism, by simply ensuring that those who meet required criteria get application packs and support from their govts. One way forward would be to start advertising international jobs in local public media.

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