WE are one people who shall not allow a few corrupt individuals to divide us for their selfish motives, says UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. He called for unity adding that there is joy in the Lord. After touring Namwandwe market in Chilyapa ward of Mansa Central in Luapula Province yesterday, Hichilema said women and youth were the cornerstone of the Zambian economy.
“Our people are faced with challenges hampering their businesses but we reaffirmed our commitment that when in government we will ensure enough safe and hygienic trading spaces are made available for them,” he said.
Hichilema said once in government, the UPND would give women and youths affordable loans to enable their businesses to grow.
He said such would help them to send their children to school and begin to have a better standard of living. Hichilema said a UPND government would ensure a safer and better business environment for people to thrive and eventually help grow the country’s economy. He said Luapula Province, just like other provinces, faced several challenges but “when in government, we are confident that they can be alleviated.”
“In order for us to realise this, we called on the women and youth to vote for our Chilyapa ward by-election candidate Chanda Galagani as a stepping stone on the journey of ensuring a new united and prosperous Zambia,” Hichilema said.
“The love shown by our women and youth in Mansa is a sign that we are one people who shall not allow a few corrupt individuals to divide us for their selfish motives. We are One Zambia, One Nation and one people. This then drives us to continue pushing the agenda: Zambia and Zambians first!”
On Saturday, Hichilema worshipped at Hill Side SDA Church in Mansa where he thanked God “almighty for the gift of life and a blessed country given unto us.”
“We enjoyed the uplifting message of unity. A divided people can never defeat the many challenges the country faces,” he said after the service.
Hichilema was accompanied by several party officials and the party’s Bahati Constituency candidate Jerry Bwalya.