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Barely two weeks since the current US First Lady Laura Bush visited the Zambian Enterprise, Bill Clinton jets in … Former US President William Jefferson Clinton will be in Zambia tomorrow, Friday July 20th, 2007.

He arrived in Johannesburg this Wednesday via the Dominican Republic to start his second African tour … this will be his first ever visit to Zambia and we hope he would find it memorably nolstagic compared to any African nation he has ever visited.

While in Johannesburg, he met President Mbeki and spent time at the city hall where he met with Johannesburg city officials, who are implementing the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Programme. 

He will be in Malawi earlier and will hold a closed-door meeting with President Bingu wa Mutharika at the New State House in Lilongwe for 30 minutes. His entourage will then visit the construction site of a rural hospital established by the Clinton-Hunter Development Initiative and Partners in Health.  

President Clinton last year partnered with Scottish philanthropist Tom Hunter and unveiled  two plans to initiate rural growth centres in Malawi. He jets into Zambia Friday afternoon and will attend a youth outreach soccer tournament hosted by local leaders to appeal to young people in Zambia about the importance of HIV/AIDS testing. 

After spending the early part of this coming weekend in Zambia, he will fly to Tanzania on Sunday and is expected back in the United States of America by Tuesday next week. The 42nd president is largely viewed as the ‘first black president’ of America because of his closeness to causes of African Americans and his interest in developing Africa.

The Zambian Chronicle wishes the former US President a memorable stay and God Speed as he enjoys Zambian hospitality while he conducts his business within the Enterprise – Zambia The Beautiful … thanks a trillion. 

Brainwave R Mumba, Sr.

CEO & President – Zambian Chronicle

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