HH only Zambian Speaker at Mining Indaba

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Mining IndabaOpposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema is the only Zambian Speaker at the 2016 Mining Indaba to be held in South Africa.

This is a very big event in the mining and investments circles.

The main sponsors are Australian Government, Government of Canada, African Minerals, AngloAmerican, Rio Tinto and main others.

We are yet to be told the Zambian government plans towards this event at a time Zambia is losing mining investors and jobs.

It looks like Hichichema has been spoted by the business investors.

Hichilema is a self-made businessman and entrepreneur. He says he is on a mission to reverse Zambia’s dwindling economic fortunes.

From humble beginnings Hichilema’s determination in pursuing his studies paid off when he was awarded a University scholarship, graduating with a BA in Economics and Business Administration and later an MBA in Finance and Business Strategy.

Hichilema quickly ascended to Zambia’s corporate world, landing such prestigious jobs as CEO of Coopers and Lybrand at the tender age of 32 years, from 1994 to 1998, and later Grant Thornton.

He was the biggest local shareholder in two foreign-owned companies, and Chairmanof the Board of Directors at Barclays Bank Zambia Plc.

He is also a trained Business Negotiator, a qualified Change Management Practitioner, and member of the Zambia Institute of Directors.

With elections scheduled for 2016 Hichilema is campaigning on a strong economic platform, arguing Zambia needs a leader who understands business in order to unlock developmental benefits for the nation.

Commenting on his invitation, Hichilema said this on his facebook page:

We are pleased to announce and honured to have been invited to speak and participate at the high level 2016 Mining Indaba.

Held in Cape Town, the Mining Indaba is one of the most important conferences dedicated to mining projects in Africa and for us the occasion is so timely coming at a time this sector is facing serious challenges in the country.

We shall take the opportunity to engage with mining firms and discuss how we can create a more sustainable environment for economic growth and job creation which is vital for our people, especially the youths.

Joining together with other minds from across Africa and beyond, we will discuss how as politicians, we can ensure that our mining industry and the jobs and contracts it creates is not jeopardised during periods of low commodity prices.

Listening, sharing ideas and discussing how to make the most of Zambia’s mining industry will be a top priority at the 2016 Mining Indaba.

Whether you work in the mining sector or not, it affects us all. If we want to develop our health sector, education standards or infrastructure we need a strong and stable mining industry, so for that reason we will be attending the Mining Indaba to promote investment in the sector and discuss ideas and innovations that will protect our mines and encourage sustainable growth for the benefit of Zambia.

Our fellow citizens by now know that we mean well for this country and no amount of trivialities and pettiness laced with malice and propaganda can sway our people from believing in the UPND as an alternative and viable option for this country.


13 Responses to HH only Zambian Speaker at Mining Indaba

  1. not even the only zambian to speak but also the only African to speak

    December 10, 2015 at 7:13 am

    • At the beginning of the year, one US dollar could buy 100 Angolan kwanzas. Currently the exchange rate stands at 1 to 135, as a result of declining oil prices. But the official rate doesn’t even reflect the observed reality in which people aren’t able to get US dollars from banks, and instead are forced to exchange them on the streets at a rate of 1 to 270. Many construction companies are already shutting down their business in the country, as the government is delaying payments.

      Does this sound familiar? We have been through this in Zimbabwe. We moved from Zim to Zambia. In contrast to Angola, Zambian Kwacha seems a strong currency. Soon the Chinese will be flying back to China. Honeymoon is over.

      December 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm

  2. There goes man of the people representing Zambia and Africa. Take note that HH has been consistent in issues of economic policy and management which is lacking in our government and many African countries which has led to poverty levels ever increasing. He is going there to give another opportunity for investors to come and partner with Zambians so as to develop the country. The question is what is the position of the PF and its visionless leaders? Always remember that we only have one Zambia which all of us wish to be a better country than now. Viva HH.

    December 10, 2015 at 7:41 am


    December 10, 2015 at 8:25 am

    • No current & GENUINE supporter of the cream of UPND leadership would believe that you MEAN WELL for that party. How do you start enticing people to join the movement (in order to deliver the country) with such DISPARAGING and UNCALLED FOR remarks???

      You are HURTING us, the people who have started believing that UPND is the party of the moment & probably the future. Such comments can ONLY destroy the prospects of the current great leadership!

      December 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

  4. No doubt he is the in-coming president. He deserves zambia’s majority vote and the country will be better off.

    December 10, 2015 at 9:09 am

  5. no wonder africa & zambia will not develop. africa has the mineral wealth which the west desperately needs but who determines the price of our copper, gold etc. inviting HH to such a summit is to see how well he will fit into their agenda of investing in zambia, an agenda that only suits them & will not benefit our country

    December 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm

  6. One step forward is better than zero. We all know that we cannot make an impact if we are to use sticks to mine valuable minerals. All machinery to extract minerals comes from the Caucasians and we better negotiate well for our country to develop. Good economic policies are required not what is happening now where mines do things the way they want and each minister comes with his own ideas. There must be a known government position which will give direction so that businessmen, investors can predict the outcome in a given industry. So Hakainde Hichilema ngoyu twamupa amumusale, amumupe busongo nakuli ayandika cakucita kuti asololele cisi ca Zambia. Zambia forward with HH.

    December 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

  7. This is the man some jokers don’t want to take to state house when outsiders all over the world appreciate his skills Well chili kuli abo who can’t swallow this clear fact.

    December 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm

  8. All the best Mr Hichilema. Destiny is the ultimate judge.

    December 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm

  9. For Sure, the Answers to Zambian problems are with HH. God, Give Us HH as our Zambian President soon.

    Jata Noiluma
    December 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm

  10. Check yourself mr Lungu,things are slowly passing you by,rit close to your nose.we r counting down.
    Bravo my president

    February 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

  11. His the best ever

    Ke smith
    February 5, 2019 at 11:21 am

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