President Hakainde Hichilema says his talks with World Bank President David Malpass in Washington DC centred on Zambia’s economic programmes.
President Hichilema says the talks also dealt with how the UPND administration hopes to bring the economy back on truck.
He says the two further discussed issues to do with energy and climate change.
President Hichilema says he explained how the country will engage the International Finance Corporation and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to support Zambia’s economic development agenda.
He assured the World Bank President that the new dawn government will not entertain all forms of corruption because transparency is part of its governance policy.
President Hichilema says the World Bank was informed about governments desire to develop local solutions in tackling the country’s challenges.
He expressed hope that mutually beneficial programmes will be arrived at with the World Bank group through the private, public and social sector windows.
During the meeting the World Bank president expressed concern with the levels of corruption.