Accra, 8 July 2023 (TDI): Hakainde Hichilema, President of Zambia, met Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana, on a state visit to Ghana.

His Ghanaian counterpart invited the Zambian President to strengthen the relationship between both countries.

President Hakainde Hichilema arrived at the Kotoka international airport for a three-day state visit to Ghana.

He was welcomed by the Interior Minister, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Mines, and other high-level officials at the airport.

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Immediately after arriving at the airport, both leaders got to work and signed eight Memorandums of Understanding to increase exports between the two countries.

MoUs were signed to increase exports, tourism, cultural activities, youth development, science, and technology among many others.

President Hakainde Hichilema expressed his desire to pave the way for the intra-African trade, which will benefit both sides.

Honorary Award

Both the Presidents with other officials received an honorary doctorate from Valley View University for their services in enhancing the bilateral relations between both countries.

The Rector of Valley View University, Peter Agyekum Boateng, announced the ceremony when he visited the President of Ghana on a state visit to Ghana.

He organized the ceremony at the Oyibi campus of the chapel at the university. The theme of the event was Maintaining Excellence, Integrity, and Service in an Era of Global Instability and Permissiveness.

The President of Zambia said that he is dedicating the award to the citizens of Zambia that have fought for their nation.

He was also invited to inaugurate the commemorative plaque at the university’s front.

President Hakainde will also visit the Zoomlion Waste Management Plant, which has recently been a source of employment for the youth of Ghana.

He will visit the site as this project has been said to be a successful model for Zambia to eradicate the effects of climate change with positive steps.