The President-Elect, His Excellency, President Hakainde Hichilema has this afternoon met some of the African diplomats accredited to Zambia at his residence in Lusaka.
In a statement, the President-Elect stated emphasised on Africa developing home grown solutions to challenges being faced by its people before looking elsewhere.
Find attached a statement for your possible use during your bulletin as issued by His Excellency, The President-Elect, President Hakainde Hichilema.
This afternoon, 21st August, 2021, we held a meeting at our residence in Lusaka with some of the Ambassadors and High Commissioners from African countries, accredited to Zambia.
During our meeting, we emphasised that democracy is key for development in Africa and that before looking elsewhere for social, political and economic solutions, we must first look within our continent. And under this score, we stated that there is no need of our people to be shedding blood in order to have their desired leadership and that going forward, Zambia will begin to experience freedoms which will allow diplomats and even citizens to enjoy their rights.
We also stated to the Ambassadors that the African continent is capable of creating jobs, skills and business opportunities before looking to the outside world and that this will be one of our key thematic areas during our tenure of office.
On the bilateral and multilateral front, we stated that we will remain open and available because our central focus is economic growth not only for our Country but Africa as a whole.
We are confident that when a clear road map is set, Zambia will begin to witness less imports but more exports in the areas of human resource and other areas.
The Ambassadors and High Commissioners we met are from: Malawi, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Congo, Namibia, Somalia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Morocco.
May God Bless our Country.