Monday, September 22, 2008
September 21, 2008
United party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has urged voters not to base their choices of electing a president on tribal or party lines in the October 30 presidential election. The UPND leader said all Zambians were created by one God and this makes every one equal.
Mr. Hichilema said voters should elect a leader to lead and unite the country as a best way of remembering the late president Levy Mwanawasa.
He urged people not to vote for leaders who are campaigning on tribal lines, saying such leaders are not capable of uniting the Country.
He was speaking yesterday at a public rally in Mufulira held at Chawama grounds in Kantanshi township.
He retaliated that his party will run independently in the forthcoming election and has no intention of going in a pact with Patriotic Front Party.
He said UPND is ready to look after all Zambians well when it forms the next government.
He appealed to the voters in the district to vigorously campaign for UPND so that he can win the presidential elections set October 30.
The UPND leader has also pledged to build more hydro power stations as a way of reducing the power supply shortages that the Country is facing.
Mr Hichikema said once elected into power, government will embark on investing in the hydro power generation so that the load shedding is stopped and also be able to export to neighboring Countries.
Mr. Hichilema stated that the load shedding programme that government has resorted to was more to do with poor management of the energy sector by government.
He said his government will take advantage of the abundance water resources that the country is endowed with and produce more electricity.
On education he said government will introduce policies that will promote free education from grade one to university so as to enable more people access education.
He said a country can not run without knowledge and he is ready to pay back to the Zambian for the free education that he benefited from once elected as president.
Mr Hichilema also stated that his government will repair the run down road infrastructure in the district and provide clean and adequate drinking water supply to the residents.
He said he intends to restore the life style of the people in the boarder town to better levels by allowing them to own more shares in foreign companies.
Mr Hichilema was addressing a rally in Mufulira yesterday at Chawama grounds in Kantanshi Township.
Earlier Mr Hichilema visited markets in Kansuswa, Kawama East and Buteko.