United Party for National Development(UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has promised to reduce the price of fertiliser, electricity tariffs and introduce soft loans to benefit taxi drivers once he is voted into power.
Mr Hichilema said this when he addressed a mammoth rally at Mpezeni Park Square who brave the heavy downpour in Chipata today that once voted into power he would reduce the price of fertiliser in order to benefit all the farmers.
He said this was to ensure more small scale farmers benefit from the government subsidised farming inputs.
Mr Hichilema who had earlier addressed another rally in Chadiza District said that it was sad that the under the Patriotic Front(PF), most of the farmers had remained unpaid despite selling their inputs to the Food Reserve Agency(FRA).
He said his government would ensure that it addresses the plight of the farmers in the country.
He pledged that his government is going to reduce electricity tariffs which he said were so high to the consumers.
He also pledged to introduce soft loans to benefit taxi drivers in order to own their vehicles.
And former Provincial PF Chairperson Lameck Mangani has said that he divorced himself from the ruling party because of the confusions.
Mr Mangani who is former Chipata Central Member of Parliament said that he was bitter with the non availability of good markets for the farmers.
A number of figures addressed the crowd including Former Justice Minister Hon. Sebastian Zulu, Former Mines Minister Hon. Maxwell Mwale, Independent Lubansenshi MP Patrick Mucheleka, Lunte MP Felix Mutati, Vice President of the UPND Dr Canisius Banda, Kasenengwa MP Victoria Kalima and Andrew Banda.