By Mulenga Banda, Lusaka
Zambian President, Hakainde Hichilema has reiterated the country’s commitment to unlocking the economy that was acutely damaged after years of reckless borrowing and unbridled corruption by the previous administration.
Hichilema stated this in Zambia shortly before he left for New York in the United States to attend the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
“Alongside our engagements at the UN, will be to meet with Captains of Industry and Global Investors, within our foreign policy anchored on economic diplomacy.
“Trade and investments is what will rebuild the economy and in turn provide meaningful jobs for our citizens. This is our goal, responsibility and priority which underpins out foreign engagement.
“Like we have stated before, our travels are targeted and our agenda is clear and that is to unlock the economy that was acutely damaged after years of reckless borrowing and unbridled corruption by the previous administration”, he concludes.