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President Hichilema and Ghanaian Minister Botchwey Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

President Hakainde Hichilema has emphasized the importance of actualizing agreements between Zambia and Ghana during a meeting with Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Botchwey, at State House.

President Hichilema stressed the need for both countries to move forward with the various activities and arrangements that have been agreed upon. He commended Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo for nominating Minister Botchwey for an international role, highlighting the significance of Africans participating in international positions to advocate for the continent’s interests.

President Hakainde Hichilema

In response, Minister Botchwey reiterated Ghana’s commitment to strengthening cooperation with Zambia, affirming the importance of deepening bilateral relations between the two nations.

Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Mulambo Haimbe disclosed that Zambia and Ghana have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) focusing on defense cooperation and enhanced relations. These MoUs aim to facilitate the sharing of best practices, exchange of ideas, and the overall strengthening of bilateral ties between Zambia and Ghana.

The meeting between President Hichilema and Minister Botchwey reaffirms the historical ties and mutual respect shared between Zambia and Ghana, dating back to the eras of Presidents Kwame Nkrumah and Kenneth David Kaunda.

In other news – Government to Sponsor Over 2,000 Students and Pupils for Secondary School Bursaries

In a move aimed at enhancing educational opportunities and skills development, the government has announced plans to sponsor over 2,000 students and pupils for secondary school bursaries and skills training programs in Kitwe.

This initiative falls under the 2024 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) allocation, with an estimated cost of approximately K31 million. Read more

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