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President Hichilema to attend UN General Assembly in New York, USA

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema is next week expected to attend the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly  in New York City, United States of America from 20th – 25th September 202 1 .

On the sidelines of the General Assembly, the President is expected to hold a series of high-level bilateral and multilateral meetings with other world leaders to discuss matters of beneficial development interest to the people of Zambia.

Details of the President’s scheduled travel to the USA will subsequently be communicated to the public through official channels at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This is according to a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President and Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya.

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All engagements in American will discuss matters of interest to the people of Zambia, says President Hakainde Hichilema

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PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema says while in the United States of America he will ensure that all engagements and meetings will discuss matters of interest to the people of Zambia.

In a Facebook post,  President Hichilema said his focus areas during the engagements will be on economic development, jobs, business opportunities, education and quality health care services for the  people of Zambia.

“Just like we promised before taking office, we will ensure prudent management of public resources and have therefore  travelled with a lean team that is composed of Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance, Honourables Stanley Kakubo and Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane respectively,” he wrote.

The President said while the United Nations General Assembly, he will also share the development plan for Zambia with the wider global community.

“As we address this meeting we will present a case for that child in Chipulukusu, Chief Kambombo, Chama, Mugubudu or indeed Sikongo.

Our focus is turning around our Country’s economy and yes, we are working round the clock to ensure that this comes to fruition,” he said.

President Hichilema is in the US to attend the UN General Assembly being held in New York.

(Picture by Chellah Tukuta/State House)

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FPI says pronouncements by Chushi Kasanda contradicts those of President Hakainde Hichilema

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THE  Free Press Initiative (FPI) says it dismayed by pronouncements made by Information and Media minister Chushi Kasanda that Zambians must exercise freedom of expression with restraint.

FPI Zambia founder Joan Chirwa has since called on government to clearly state its position on freedom of expression considering the latest statement by the Chief Government Spokesperson.

In a media statement issued today, Ms Chirwa said the statement by Ms Kasanda is shocking as it contradicted President Hakainde Hichilema’s stance that Zambians are free to express themselves in whichever way.

“Freedom of expression is a constitutionally guaranteed right that all Zambians enjoy subject only to the limitations stated in the Constitution and a minister has no right to gag the citizenry,” she said.

Ms Chirwa further called on the minister to quickly correct the impression created which, as FPI, find very disturbing, especially that the freedom of expression right has in the recent years been eroded through arrests, closures of radio stations and newspapers which seemed to have dissenting voices to those of the former government.

“Therefore, hearing a minister attaching conditions to how far someone should go as they express themselves is something that we want the government to categorically state if that is their current position,” she said.

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Antonio Mwanza steps down as PF Youth National Chairman and Media Director.

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PATRIOTIC Front (PF) national youth chairman and party media director Antonio Mwanza has stepped down from his positions.

In a media statement, Mr Mwanza said he will remain an ordinary member of the party’s central committee.

“Further, I wish to indicate that I will also be stepping down as the party’s media director.

I pledge my loyalty and commitment to the Party and I pledge to continue working hard for the furtherance of the PF’s agenda,” he said.

Mr Mwanza thanked  President Edgar  Lungu for the trust and confidence he exhibited in him for the appointments.

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