Friday, April 19, 2024

President Hichilema and Ghanaian Minister Botchwey Discuss Bilateral Cooperation


President Hakainde Hichilema has emphasized the importance of actualizing agreements between Zambia and Ghana during a meeting with Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Botchwey, at State House.

President Hichilema stressed the need for both countries to move forward with the various activities and arrangements that have been agreed upon. He commended Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo for nominating Minister Botchwey for an international role, highlighting the significance of Africans participating in international positions to advocate for the continent’s interests.

In response, Minister Botchwey reiterated Ghana’s commitment to strengthening cooperation with Zambia, affirming the importance of deepening bilateral relations between the two nations.

Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Mulambo Haimbe disclosed that Zambia and Ghana have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) focusing on defense cooperation and enhanced relations. These MoUs aim to facilitate the sharing of best practices, exchange of ideas, and the overall strengthening of bilateral ties between Zambia and Ghana.

The meeting between President Hichilema and Minister Botchwey reaffirms the historical ties and mutual respect shared between Zambia and Ghana, dating back to the eras of Presidents Kwame Nkrumah and Kenneth David Kaunda.


  1. It is important to question who will benefit from this increased trade and investment. Will it primarily benefit the wealthy in Zambia and Ghana, or will it also positively impact the wider populations, including the poor? Access to the banking system, legal representation, and overall inclusion in the economic opportunities resulting from these discussions should be carefully considered. It’s crucial for the leaders to ensure that the benefits of such cooperation extend to all segments of society, rather than solely benefiting the well-to-do.

    • What do you people want? The president does exactly what the president is supposed to do, and you insinuate that his efforts to grow the economy may be intended to benefit only the rich. It is amazing how supportive you were, when your tribesmen were selling other people’s land to Arabs and foreigners, pocketting the money obtained or using it to build tribal universities in your province; it is shocking how quiet you were, and are, when Michael Satan and Edna Lungu borrowed US $33 billion and looted it, leaving Zambia with a debt it can never pay. As a matter of fact, shut up, because it his tribe you hate, and not the good and honest work HH is doing. All you ever want to see are your tribesmen in power and government. We know you

  2. It’s essential to question whether these discussions are genuinely aimed at improving the lives of the people or if they are merely political rhetoric designed to gain favor or secure re-election. The genuine interest in the well-being of all citizens, regardless of their socioeconomic status, should be at the forefront of these discussions. It’s important for the leaders to prioritize the inclusive development and security of all citizens as they pursue these cooperative efforts.

  3. How many agreements has Zambia signed and there are so many but most of them it’s just for political to win votes and majority don’t even benefit.

    • Were they ever signed this president? Why do you people always want to drag other people the gutter level of your tribalistic and corrupt presidents like Michael Satan, Edna Lungu and Frederick Chipuba? Why can’t presidents mean and do well, like KK or Mwanawassa? Just because you steal does not mean that everyone steals.

    • When they catch you, it is back to Chimbokaila Prison for you. According to Simon Mwewa Lane, the last time you were there, you were a meek and obedient little prisoner; and as such, you were probably being f@cked in an@s by the long term kailis there. This is probably where you got most of the venereal diseases you have from. You ugly little dwarf. I hope you die in there

  4. A trade agreement with Ghana is meaningless because of distance. In addition, the West African country offers a small market.

    GRZ should concentrate on commerce with South Africa and other members of SADC. Boosting non-traditional exports to this region can address the shortage of dollars and earn revenues needed to repay our creditors.

  5. The usual lot of rubbish comment writers are at it again as ever.
    They need to get the politics of the bush from their brains.

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