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Hakainde Hichilema (born 4 June 1962) is a Zambian businessman and politician who is the seventh and current president of Zambia since 24 August 2021. After having contested five previous elections in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016, he won the 2021 presidential election with over 59% of the vote. He has led the United Party for National Development since 2006.

African Netball Champions!

By RONALD CHAWE – Zambia 57-55 NamibiaPRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has congratulated the Zambia women’s team for the historic Africa Netball Cup win after beating Namibia in a nail biting final played at the Ub Indoor Sports Arena in Gaborone, Botswana. “A big CONGRATULATIONS to the Zambia Women National Netball Team for winning the Africa Netball […]

We’re determined to grow agro sector – HH

THE Government is determined to make agriculture the leading industry in the country through formulation of favourable policies, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.Speaking in Chief Ndake’s area in Nyimba, Eastern Province yesterday when he launched the 2023/2024 National Planting Season, the President emphasised the need to support the agriculture sector to achieve enhanced production.Mr Hichilema […]

HH visits tragedy site

By TINKERBEL MWILA and KENNEDY MUPESENI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is today expected at Sensele mine in Chingola on an on-spot check of the site of a tragic underground mine accident where 31 illegal miners remain trapped, five days after the tunnels they were working caved in due to heavy flooding.The status of the trapped […]

HH tips Africa to be global industrial powerhouse

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says Africa can be a global industrial powerhouse if the continent pivotes towards value addition through production and manufacturing.President Hichilema said Africa hosted minerals that were critical in industrial application.According to a posting on his Facebook page yesterday, Mr Hichilema joined other African leaders at the Africa Green […]

Speed up practical action, HH tells COP28

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called on the COP28 taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to accelerate practical action on mitigation, adaptation, loss, damage and climate finance in order not to leave anyone behind.He said the COP 28 summit had come at a time when the world recorded unprecedented record-breaking […]

HH to address Dubai climate meet

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is today expected to address the United Nations Framework Convention on ClimateChange (UNFCCC) High-Level Segment for Heads of State and Government in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.President Hichilema’s attendance to the COP 28 is at the invitation of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Chief Communications Specialist at […]

HH off to Dubai

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema yesterday left for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) High Level Segment for Heads of State and Government, scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday.The event would be the 28 meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP28) to the Convention […]

Lusaka Call to Action wins US-CDC kudos

By JOSEPH BANDA – THE United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) has said that Zambia will soon become a regional centre of excellence and leader in protecting the region against disease outbreaks and health emergencies.US-CDC principal deputy director Nirav Shah said that Zambia through the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNHPI) working […]

HH right man – Mpezeni

By JULIUS PHIRI – PARAMOUNT Chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni speaking people in Eastern Province has declared that President Hakainde Hichilema is the right man in the highest office of the land partly because of his passion for the restoration and maintenance of the rule of law.Chief Mpezeni said that people of Zambia were aware […]

‘Make Zambia vaccine hub’

By CHUSA SICHONE –PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has appealed to the World Health Organisation to consider Zambia as a hub for manufacturing cholera vaccines for Africa.President Hichilema, who is the Global Cholera Control Champion, implored other countries to support Zambia’s suggestion to be the base for the manufacture of the cholera vaccine.President Hichilema said this when […]

Stop being childish, Tayali tells Kambwili

By SHARON KALIMBULA – TRANSPORT and communications minister Frank Tayali has told Patriotic Front presidential aspirant Chishimba Kambwili to stop being childish and use mature language when airing his grievances.Responding to Mr Kambwili’s social media address over a light moment shared by president Hakainde Hichilema in Kasama last week, Mr Tayali noted that the head […]

Invest in the North – HH …as he assures of development across Zambia

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has officially commissioned the refurbished Kasama Airport and upgraded runway, which cost K220 million.The President has since expressed confidence that the upgrading of the facility will enhance business activities in the Northern Circuit and beyond.Mr Hichilema said that the refurbished airport would open up the Northern circuit which offered numerous opportunities in […]

HH dates Northern

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is today expected in Kasama to officially commission the refurbished Kasama Airport.Provincial Minister Leonard Mbao confirmed the President’s visit to ZANIS yesterday.“President Hakainde Hichilema’s promise to the people of Northern Province to complete the construction of the infrastructure was coming to fruition,” he said.Mr Mbao said the expanded airport is expected to […]

HH wants more Zambians in international organisations’ leadership

By JOSEPH BANDA – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa says President Hakainde Hichilema de­sires to see more Zambians taking up positions in international organisations such as the African Union (AU).Mr Mweetwa, who is also Information and Me­dia Minister, said President Hichilema was cognisant that Zambians working in international organisations were critical to help the country […]

HH warns detractors:

By AGRIPPA CHANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has warned politicians distracting Government officials from delivering services to the people that the law will deal with them if they cross the line.Mr Hichilema also expressed his deep concern that Zambians had gotten used to disorder and as his administration tried to ensure the law was followed, […]

Don’t play politics with CDF projects, PF MP tells fellow lawmakers

By AGRIPPA CHANDA – KANCHIBIYA Member of Parliament (MP) Sunday Chanda has called on his fellow lawmakers not to play politics in fostering development through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).Giving a vote of thanks during President Hakainde Hichilema’s hand over of 156 police motor vehicles to all the constituencies, Mr Chanda said currently people were […]

‘Accelerate Millennium Challenge project’

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called for the acceleration of all steps to implement the United States (US) Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project under the second Compact Development Funding to improve agriculture production.He said many citizens anywhere in the world did not comprehend conversations and the work underground that led to something […]

Let’s invest in infrastructure development

PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has underscored the Government’s continued resolve to invest in infrastructure development for the country to develop.President Hichilema said through investments in infrastructure such as skills centres and other education facilities, many people would be given an opportunity to access education to improve their livelihoods.He noted that by doing so, the Government was […]

Opposition leaders’ arrests: ‘Leave HH out of it’

By SHARON KALIMBULA – STATE House Chief Communications Specialist Clayson Hamasaka says President Hakainde Hichilema is not responsible for the arrest of opposition leaders in the country.Mr Hamasaka said President Hichilema was focused on national development and did not instruct police on arrests and that the police followed legal protocols knowing when the law was […]