HH OFF TO SENEGAL FOR SECOND EDITION OF THE DAKAR SUMMIT ON AGRICULTURE

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HH OFF TO SENEGAL FOR SECOND EDITION OF THE DAKAR SUMMIT ON AGRICULTURE

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wishes to inform the Nation that Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia is today scheduled to travel to Dakar, Senegal, at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union, to participate in the Dakar 2 Summit on Agriculture from 25th to 27th January, 2023.

The President is part of a select Committee of African Heads of State who are tasked to ensure Africa mobilises cheaper capital funds for the Agricultural inputs and value chain investment.

President Hichilema will therefore join 18 other Heads of State and Government at the second edition of this important Summit, convened in collaboration with African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Research (IFAR) where the African Development Bank is expected to announce its Compact Fund to support structural transformation in agriculture in countries such as Zambia.

During the Summit under the theme, “Feed Africa: Food Resilience and Food Sovereignty”, the President will participate in Presidential High Level Roundtable discussions on agriculture, food security and integration, as well as preside over the presentation of Zambia’s Compact on Agriculture, which outlines the country’s potential and strategies for development of the sector, in order to attract investments from to private sector stakeholders, multilateral organisations.

The participation of the President in this meeting is therefore crucial in order to shore up the Government’s ongoing efforts to create opportunities for joint ventures and partnerships in the Agriculture sector, with key industry players, in recognition of it being a major source of livelihood for the majority of the Zambian people.

The Government, under the leadership of President Hichilema, has continued to seek investments towards climate smart agriculture in order to enhance food security, ensure resilience of livelihoods and respond to the effects of climate change.

On the margins of the Summit, the President is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with other leaders and heads of key international organisations.

The President is expected to return to Zambia immediately after his engagements.

(Original signed)
Hon. Stanley K. Kakubo, M.P
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
Charter House
Lusaka
24th January, 2023

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmmmmmmm.

    Ok Hakainde is now taking the liberties. This is way too much.

    Why do we have ministers?

    A good leader knows when to delegate.

    But it looks like our Hakainde takwati amatwi.

    He should teka his fimo fimo panshi.

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