Power and Politics

U.S pledges $7 billion of investments in Africa, as Kamala arrives Zambia


United States (US) Vice President, Kamala Harris, has arrived Zambia, with promises of US$7billion worth of investments for Africa which will also benefit the country.

Speaking when she called on President, Hakainde Hichilema, at State House in Lusaka on Friday afternoon, Harris said her government will support Zambia’s vision of growing the economy, creating employment and empowering it’s people.

She said the US government will work with Zambia on the goal of strengthening democracy whilst understanding the needs and aspirations of Zambians at large.

“The US government will support Zambia on the issue of debt restructuring because this is cardinal in order for the country to continue on its economic and developmental agenda,” Harris said.

President Hakainde Hichilema said Zambia’s relationship with the United State of America is anchored on principles of the rule of law, constitutionalism and protection of citizens freedoms.

Hichilema said that Zambia values the bilateral relations it has with both the US and Chinese Government which have existed since independence.

The Head of State has also thanked the US government for giving Zambia an opportunity to co- host the summit on Democracy and looks forward to the realization of the resolutions agreed upon.

“I must say we are greatful to the US government for according us, with South Korea and other countries to co-host the Summit on Democracy as it affords the country an opportunity to share ideas on how to grow democracy,” he said.

Contributed by Augustine Sichula

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