USAID Announces $18.5 million in Funding for Zambia after meeting President Hichilema

Today while in a meeting with H.E Hakainde Hichilema the 7th President of Zambia, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power announced approximately $18.5 million in additional U.S. Government funding to support the people of Zambia

Samantha Power and President Hichilema met to discuss U.S. support for the Zambian people and President Hichilema’s ambitious agenda of democratic and economic reforms.

In a view of President Hichilema’s early efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and freedom of expression, since his inauguration on August 24, Samantha Power announced $1.25 million to help bolster Zambia’s new democratic openings. This funding will advance USAID’s activities to strengthen the foundations of freedom of expression and assembly, and will help safeguard a space for activists, human rights defenders, oppositional voices, and independent and new media.

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