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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.

State authorises non-GMO maize imports

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZAMBIANS can now import non-genetically modified white and yellow maize for human and industrial consumption for one year following Government approval, Agriculture Minister Reuben Mtolo has announced.This is after President Hakainde Hichilema’s declaration of state of national disaster and emergency in February arising from the drought that affected the 2023/24 farming […]

We’ll use church structures to deliver relief aid – HH

By KELVIN MUDENDA in Mongu – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says the Government will utilise established church structures to deliver relief services closer to the people.Mr Hichilema said the collaboration between the Church and the Government would be done through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) and other committees set up by his Administration.The Head […]

10 p.c economic growth targeted next year

By JAMES KUNDA – THE NEW Dawn Government is targeting economic growth rate projection of 10 per cent next year, President Hakainde Hichilema has revealed.This will enable the country achieve the Vision-2030, prosperous middle income status as outlined in United Party for National Develop­ment (UPND) manifesto, 2021-2026.The President said this in his foreword, written in […]

Scores of ecstatic residents welcome HH to the Kuomboka

By JAMES KUNDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says he is shocked that some opposition political parties have attempted to place a moratorium on his attendance of the Kuomboka Traditional Ceremony whose festivities will culminate in a grand finale today.The President said this when he addressed a rally of thousands of ecstatic slogan chanting residents who […]

HH assures the Litunga

By JAMES KUNDA – IN a mark of commitment to the Litunga Imwiko Lubosi ll of the Lozi speaking people, President Hakainde Hichilema has pledged continued equal infrastructure development to the Western province just like any other in the nation..The President has also congratulated and paid glowing tribute to the Litunga for hosting the Kuomboka […]

Use your expertise to reshape economy, engineers told

By KELVIN MUDENDA – ENGINEERS have been tipped to use their expertise to reshape the economy in light of the rapid infrastructure development and increased utilisation of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) taking place countrywide.President Hakainde Hichilema called on the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) to ensure that contractors engaged to undertake CDF projects, adhered […]

HH Kuomboka bound …as Bemba paramount chief feels honoured to be with HH

By SHARON KALIMBULA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is this weekend expected in Mongu to join thousands of traditional enthusiasts to attend the spectacular Kuomboka Traditional Ceremony of the Lozi speaking people of Western Province.Among other notable revellers who will throng the Mulamba harbour to witness this annual event is Paramount Chief of the Bemba speaking […]

‘Emulate Nkumbula’

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has challenged politicians and citizens to emulate the late freedom fighter Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula by embracing patriotism, unity and hard work.The Head of State implored the current generation of leaders to be prudent in the utilidsation of public resources, show patience and strength in the midst of challenges, […]

Transporters get presidential business assurance

Transporters get presidential business assurancePRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema had a meeting with transporters, public passenger transport operators as well as bus and taxi drivers last Thursday.The sector players aired out their views and presented their various petitions to the President after exhausting various Government channels.Zambia being landlocked has potential to be the transport and logistics hub […]

K23bn for drought relief

By JAMES KUNDA – THE Nation urgently requires K23.5 billion in emergency funds to ameliorate the effects of a debilitating drought which has left 6.6 million Zambians in dire need of food relief.President Hakainde Hichilema in a televised national address on ZNBC last evening, made a passionate appeal to the donor community to support the […]

‘Give HH room to work’

By JAMES KUNDA – LEADER of the Opposition in Parliament Robert Chabinga has urged former president Edgar Lungu to allow President Hakainde Hichilema time and room to work for the country’s development.Mr Chabinga has also implored all opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Copperbelt to work with the United Party for National Development (UPND) […]

HH prays for Kalaba

By RONALD CHAWE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is praying for the quick recovery of 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner, Rainford Kalaba who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka after a fatal road traffic accident on Saturday.And the former Chipolopolo skipper was yesterday reported […]

$20m Ndola hospital delivered!

By MAYA NTANDA and CHATULA KANGALI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema wrapped up his working visit to the Copperbelt with the commissioning of the $20 million Chifubu Level One Hospital in Ndola as he reiterated his administration’s commitment to delivering quality health care.The state-of-art structure has modern equipment, sewerage treatment and a housing unit for members […]

Utilise CDF, Church told

By MAYA NTANDA and CHATULA KANGALI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has urged the Church to encourage its members to utilise the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) for skills training and entrepreneurship.Speaking at the Ndola Diocese Catholic Church yesterday where he attended a Sunday mass, Mr Hichilema said there was need for the Church and Government to […]

‘Be realistic’

By GEORGE SINKALA and SHARON KALIMBULA – CHIEF Government Spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa has challenged persons accusing President Hakainde Hichilema of failing to manage Zambia to do so by identifying the areas of concern.Mr Mweetwa said people should not just issue blanket statements without mentioning the sectors they thought President Hichilema and the Government had failed.Read […]

Time to act – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says Zambians should move away from the rhetoric of saying the country has potential to enhance its agricultural productivity by taking practical steps to utilise the abundant natural resources.President Hichilema said it was time to act instead of continuing to say Zambia was endowed with water bodies, favourable […]

HH congratulates Senegal’s Faye

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has congratulated Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his election as Senegal’s President.President Hichilema said Mr Faye’s election victory was a resounding testimony of the confidence the Senegalese people had in him.“We look forward to further deepening bilateral ties between our two countries. Once more, congratulations, Mr President,” President Hichilema […]

HH warns against graft!

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema expects nothing less than prudence and will ensure that the law enforcement and prosecution authorities act swiftly against those who choose to engage in corrupt practices and abuse of authority.His stern warning follows the successful debt restructuring process reached last week with Bond holders.The President said in a […]

Embrace hardwork, peace, unity – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called on Zambians to embrace hard work, unity, peace and reconciliation during this Easter period.President Hichilema said Easter marked the monumental display of love, reconciliation as Jesus Christ bridged the vast divide, bringing everyone closer to God.Read more

Mopani sale legal – Kabuswe

By SHARON KALIMBULA, GEORGE SINKALA and CHUSA SICHONE – THERE is nothing illegal about the sale of 51 per cent shares in Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) to Delta Mining Limited, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe has said.Mr Kabuswe also dismissed claims that President Hakainde Hichilema sold the MCM shares to himself. Read more