‘We’ll change our story on raw materials’

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have vowed to change the narrative on the use of the natural resources that Africa is endowed with.President Hichilema said Africa had for decades been viewed by many as a mere source of raw materials and nothing else.  

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DRC leader Tshisekedi jets in today

By MILDRED KATONGO – DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi is today expected in the country for official signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement.Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Stanely Kakubo said President Hakainde Hichilema and Mr Tshisekedi agreed to launch a joint Zambia-DRC Battery Precursor Initiative, to create a competitive electric vehicle […]

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President Hichilema wants cleaning campaign at all levels

By STEVEN ZANDE – A PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema-led cleaning crew left the Lusaka Central Business District (CBD) spotless yesterday, making it difficult for regular visitors to recognise it. This was in honour of late First President Kenneth Kaunda.The cleaning exercise to commemorate late Dr Kaunda Day left Cairo, Cha Cha Cha, Freedom Way and Lumumba […]

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President says he averted bloodbath after being declared winner

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says there would have been a bloodbath in Zambia after he was declared winner of last year’s general elections if he had not restrained United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres and members.President Hichilema said he restrained a lot of people who wanted to retaliate against the Patriotic […]

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‘Milingo was obstacle to KCM solution’

By JOSEPH BANDA – FORMER Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) provisional liquidator Milingo Lungu was standing in the way of a commercial solution at the mine, and no one has given him immunity against prosecution, President Hakainde Hichilema has said.President Hichilema said he had never met Mr Lungu or instructed his aides to negotiate for his […]

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Unpaid contractors ‘delivered air’ – HH

By CHUSA SICHONE – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says the ‘New Dawn’ administration is not paying some local road contractors because they did not deliver a service for the contracts they acquired illegally worth up to K13 billion between 2020 and 2021.Mr Hichilema said such contractors in fact needed to be visited by the Anti-Corruption Commission […]

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‘Remove CDF barriers’

By JOSEPH BANDA – PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has given a 10-day ultimatum to three ministries to ensure that they unlock impediments to the youths to access the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) which has already been disbursed.Mr Hichilema directed during the first quarter Press conference yesterday that the ministries of Youth and Sport, Commerce, Trade and […]

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