Presidents Hichilema and Ramaphosa confers

 Presidents Hichilema and Ramaphosa confers

President Hakainde Hichilema has held a meeting with his South Africa’s counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa to find common grounds for harnessing development of mineral resources.

President Hichilema also held several private engagements with key stakeholders in the mining and financial sectors to stir investments in the country.

Among key stakeholders that the Head of State met were Stanbic Bank and Standard Bank of South Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and the Extractive Industry Transparency International (EITI).

The Head of State also had time to discuss Zambia’s investment opportunities to Xcalibur Metaphysics, Anglo American Chief Executive Officer and Rio Tinto.

President Hichilema said he will continue to attract investment opportunities to rekindle economic growth and job creation for Zambia.

And speaking after he met President Hichilema, EITI Executive Director MARK ROBINSON described his interaction as successful.

Mr Robinson said among the issues that was discussed was how the EITI can align with Government priorities in the mining sector.

He said  that it was gratifying that the government has shown commitment to remove barriers that affect investment in its natural resources.