I will strengthen Zambia’s relations in the region – HH

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Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema

Zambia has long held a special place amongst its neighbours in the region. In days gone by it served as a second home to freedom fighters, and in recent decades it has become a beacon of democracy and stability in the region. This status is a great source of pride for us.

However, these friendships must be maintained and yet in recent years we have perhaps grown distant and somewhat isolated even. This is only to our disadvantage. We are committed to strengthening those relationships once again and reaffirming our high standing in the region.

These relations with our regional neighbours are not just a matter of friendship and good manners. These same countries can be our business partners; they are ready markets for export right on our doorstep. We want to create an environment in which Zambian businesses can take full advantage of the opportunities in the region.

Looking beyond the region and beyond Africa, Zambia must make itself heard. We have an important role to play as a peace-loving democracy endowed with natural resources, beautiful landscapes and a young population ready to drive the country forward.

However, we will not take big delegations abroad at the expense of the Zambian taxpayer every time an international event pops up. We will work on the basis of what is necessary and what is advantageous for the Zambian people and the region. This is in order to preserve revenues that can be better invested in areas that will deliver greater benefit, such as education and providing support to local businesses.

Whilst encouraging investment in Zambia we will keep the interests of the people at the heart of every deal we make. We will secure only the best projects for Zambia, and those that provide us with additional revenues for spending on education and healthcare, create jobs and generate opportunities for Zambian businesses.

Hakainde Hichilema

UPND President

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17 Responses to I will strengthen Zambia’s relations in the region – HH

  1. HH is very much up to the task. He is ready to go!

    Blago
    January 14, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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  2. Yes Mr President, that the way to go, not were you have entrouges of 60 people coming for meetings, doing nothing but shopping, not in your government. Tell them, Vodkar no plan

    John kabengele
    January 15, 2015 at 1:43 am
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    • THESE ARE PRESIDENT MUMBA’S PLANS. UPND, YOU LIKE COPYING

      Mama
      January 16, 2015 at 11:56 am
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  3. lungu: ah iwe HH not so fast,,,, even me I will make sure we strengthen our international relation! In fact that is our working white paper that you stole from my foreign affairs office

    webman
    January 15, 2015 at 3:13 am
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  4. Yes we can!!

    Chalo Chamayendele!!
    January 15, 2015 at 5:49 am
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  5. Zimbabwe: Mugabe Death Prophet Says Threatened
    CONTROVERSIAL Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, says he has faced routine death threats since he delivered prophecies of doom on Presidents Peter Mutharika and Robert Mugabe, according to a Malawian newspaper.
    The two leaders are so close that Mugabe was the only national President to attend Malawi’s Golden jubilee last year, even skipping the burial of national hero Stanley Sakupwanya.
    Liabunya prophesied recently that Mutharika-whose rule he predicted last year-will resign soon over incompetence and illness. That was after the popular prophet had said Mugabe would die before 2015 is out.
    According to reports at the time, Liabunya said “Mugabe’s biological clock will not tick beyond this year” after which Zimbabwe will be “restored” to be in the top five of the richest countries in Africa.
    Newspaper reports said Liabunya said this during the night of cross over service conducted in Area 23 at Music Cross Road tent in Malawi’s administrative capital Lilongwe in the wee hours of January 1.
    During the same service Liabunya said Hakainde Hichilema would emerge as the new President of Zambia when the country goes to election next week Tuesday. The United Party for Development leader will face Patriotic Front leader Edgar Lungu who in December flew to Zimbabwe to consult with Zimbabwe’s leader.
    Liabunya also said Mugabe’s wife Grace “will never win in Zimbabwean politics” and had simply joined politics to “protect her ill-gotten wealth.”
    But according to a Nyasa Times report Liabunya has apologised to his followers around the world for the delays in the delivery of more prophecies due to “reasons beyond control including threats.”
    Liabunya however insisted that “threats will not work rather they will speed up the prophecy and make things worse before time.”
    With regards the Malawian leader the maverick prophet said there will be “sicknesses one after another and Mutharika and his wife will be exchanging their trips to hospitals.”
    The controversial prophet’s words on Mugabe and his wife generated a lot debate around the world with Zimbabweans welcoming the news of Mugabe’s “imminent” demise. Others celebrated the news that Grace would never be a leader.
    The Mugabes have over the years become targets of immense resentment hate and the situation got worse last week with the news that Grace was at the center of attempts to evict 200 families from a Mazowe farm to make way for her game park.
    Grace is increasingly seen positioning herself to take over from her husband who turns 91 next month.
    Her entrance into active politics as Zanu PF leader for the powerful Women’s League has galvanised the view that she harbours bigger political ambitions with the encouragement of Mugabe himself.

    News
    January 15, 2015 at 7:09 am
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  6. You are the best candidate for Presidence and Zambians need to be honest as they cast their votes

    Biemba
    January 15, 2015 at 7:16 am
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  7. HH IS BETTER PLACED TO TAKE OVER FROM SATA.

    NEVERS TIME IS APPROACHING.

    WE NEED CREDIBLE LEADERSHIP FOR ZAMBIA TO DEVELOP.

    afcon phiri
    January 15, 2015 at 7:48 am
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    • BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO PLUNGE THIS NATION INTO DEATH

      Mama
      January 16, 2015 at 11:52 am
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  8. Thats my president speaking………

    kumawa info
    January 15, 2015 at 11:40 am
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  9. This is a UpND created false prophet. All the true prophets have said its Edgar Lungu this chap gets paid with human blood money and he’s told to support HH. And what about SATANISM? Ati HH is the best candidate are you mad or drunk with human blood and now confused??

    Wisdom
    January 15, 2015 at 1:06 pm
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    • Wisdom, please take your ignorance to PF news outlets instead of here. We debate on an intellectual level here. If you believe in Satanism am sure they are websites for that too. Using scare tactics to win votes for your candidate is not going to work. Tell us what Lungu and hi PF will do for the country and not this HH is a Satanist propaganda bullcrap!!!

      Ba WISO
      January 15, 2015 at 3:31 pm
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  10. that’s what we want. unlike these with the history of deporting foreigners on flimsy grounds when he was home affairs minister.

    OBN
    January 15, 2015 at 2:03 pm
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  11. Thats my President!

    Mwaba
    January 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm
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  12. President Nevers Mumba is very strong on this point, He has been emphasising it. He is the man for the season, ARTICULATE, MORALLY UPRIGHT, NO QUESTION THAT HE CAN MANIPULATE THE CONSTITUTION MAKING PROCESS. WE DON’T WANT SOMEONE WHO IS ALREADY WORKING WITH HOMO- SUPPORTING GROUPS AND QUESTIONABLE MORALS. GO NEVERS GO. ZAMBIA SHALL BE SAVED

    Mama
    January 16, 2015 at 11:49 am
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  13. HH is the only leader who can take care zambian citizen.

    kawina njombi
    January 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm
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  14. It’s a done deal. God had spoken for liberation of his children from mediocre leadership for 50yrs. let hh reign & liberate the country.

    wisdom
    January 17, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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