UPND President Hakainde Hichilema address Kabwe residents

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has promised to give cheap loans to marketeers to help them grow their businesses and become big entrepreneurs if elected president in the January 20 poll.

Addressing a rally at the Solwezi show grounds yesterday, Mr Hichilema said he will also provide loans to taxi drivers to enable them buy their own cars so that they can become self-reliant.

Mr Hichilema said his job will be to deliver development to all parts of the country if elected president.
“I, Hakainde Hichilema, an running for presidency of Zambia and I would like to assure you that I will not abuse your votes when elected president by neglecting you like the way the PF has done,” he said.

Mr Hichilema said his government will ensure equitable distribution of resources across the country.

He alleged that the Patriotic Front (PF) government is using money being collected from Kansanshi, Kalumbila and Barrick Lumwana mines in the province to build roads and universities elsewhere when North-Western Province is lagging in development.

Mr Hichilema also said he will address issues affecting mining companies and ensure the conditions of service for miners are improved.

He also assured that his government will work on the Solwezi-Chingola road, which has claimed many lives, immediately he is elected into office.

“We are also going to work on the township roads in Solwezi because the state of the roads is not pleasing but there is too much money coming from here which the PF is using to build roads in Muchinga and two universities when here you have none,” Mr Hichilema said.

He also pledged to reduce the prices of fertiliser to help increase agricultural production in order to help reduce the cost of mealie-meal.

And MMD national chairman Kabinga Pande appealed to people in North-Western Province to vote out the PF government because it has allegedly neglected the province.

Mr Pande, who is also Kasempa member of Parliament (MP), said time to change government has come and urged people to vote for the UPND leader so that he could deliver development to the province.
Earlier, UPND vice-president Richard Kapita appealed to party members to stop infighting to avoid splitting the UPND votes on January 20.

He urged party members to work with the new members from the other opposition parties in this election.
Others who spoke at the rally were Zambezi East MP Sarah Sayifwanda , Ikelenge lawmaker Elijah Muchima and other UPND party officials.

The UPND leader, who is on a campaign trail in North-Western Province, earlier held rallies at St Dorothy, Mushindamo and Manyama areas in Solwezi.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. Desperation at alarming levels,it seems like hh will say anything to just get that vote,Zambians be careful with desperate politicians like this dude.

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    • HH loans for what? Some Zambians don’t understand that a loan has to repaid back so you think the marketeers will do so. For goodness sake make firm promises!
      You are becoming ridiculous!

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    • @zamcab. Desperation is not reflected anywhere in HH’S comments, only people with less capacity to think can say that but people with good foresight for the nation understand exactly what HH means and will definitely give him votes undoubtedly! !.

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    • @Zamcab, is it fair for government to use taxpayers’ money on buying vehicles costing in excess of K1.2 billion (old currency) with 600 ltrs of fuel per month plus several other expenses for ministers and other government officials in a country with such levels of poverty? Don’t you think that moderation on all these expenses would save a lot of money?

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    • UPND chaps are not happy that Dora and RB are on team Lungu they are saying it’s tribalism:

      So its only okay to practice regional politics in upnd but not other parties.? Its okay for southern province to give HH 98% votes cast but not okay for Lungu to get even 78% of votes cast in eastern province.?

      I have asked this question before and I will ask again, how does upnd expect votes from other parts of Zambia but do not want to share the votes in southern province.? The day southern province votes will be shared will be the day upnd will get votes from other parts of the country – simple algebra, until then please calm down and take a seat.

      Viva EL Viva PF….

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    • For Upnd hired guns, anybody who supports HH becomes a Saint; anybody who supports Lungu becomes a devil, prostitute, useless and similar names. Is this the best UPND can offer to Zambians, names calling, tirade of hate and rumour mongering?

      Politicians of the type of HH shall stop taking Zambians for a ride. He has never ever given a single Title Deed to any of his Farm Workers who have been working for him and living in small mud huts at his farms for over 25 years. He has never ever given a loan to any of his farm workers. Does he think, he can stand on a stage and open his mouth and people will believe him? Actions speak louder than Yapping.

      School Teacher-How does one know, when is HH telling a lie?
      Student- Whenever his mouth is open.

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    • For Upnd hired guns, anybody who supports HH becomes a Saint; anybody who supports Lungu becomes a devil, prostitute, useless and similar names. Is this the best UPND can offer to Zambians, names calling, tirade of hate and rumour mongering?

      Politicians of the type of HH shall stop taking Zambians for a ride. He has never ever given a single Title Deed to any of his Farm Workers who have been working for him and living in small mud huts at his farms for over 25 years. He has never ever given a loan to any of his farm workers. Does he think, he can stand on a stage and open his mouth and people will believe him? Actions speak louder than Yapping.

      School Teacher-How does one know, when is HH telling a lie?
      Student- Whenever his mouth is open.

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  2. HH as business man should know why PRIDE Zambia folded up,why the citizens empowerment fund has not fared well.Zambians are really hard when it comes to debt,what more ifya government.

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    • @Zamcab, a lot of money has been wasted on useless by-election over the past three years! Is that better!

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    • For Upnd hired guns, anybody who supports HH becomes a Saint; anybody who supports Lungu becomes a devil, prostitute, useless and similar names. Is this the best UPND can offer to Zambians, names calling, tirade of hate and rumour mongering?

      Politicians of the type of HH shall stop taking Zambians for a ride. He has never ever given a single Title Deed to any of his Farm Workers who have been working for him and living in small mud huts at his farms for over 25 years. He has never ever given a loan to any of his farm workers. Does he think, he can stand on a stage and open his mouth and people will believe him? Actions speak louder than Yapping.

      School Teacher-How does one know, when is HH telling a lie?
      Student- Whenever his mouth is open.

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  3. HH,PLEASE START BY IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OF YOUR WORKERS AT YOUR RANCHES.
    SO FAR YOU HAVE PROMISED SOMETHING TO EVERY BODY IN ZAMBIA APART FROM YOUR WORKERS.
    WHERE ARE GOING TO GET THE MONEY TO KEEP THOSE PROMISES?

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    • @mwine munzi .
      you could look a little intelligent if you spoke facts about conditions of his workers. For now you have no facts, so better close that organ and use it feed only because you seemingly live in order to eat and not to think!!

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    • For Upnd hired guns, anybody who supports HH becomes a Saint; anybody who supports Lungu becomes a devil, prostitute, useless and similar names. Is this the best UPND can offer to Zambians, names calling, tirade of hate and rumour mongering?

      Politicians of the type of HH shall stop taking Zambians for a ride. He has never ever given a single Title Deed to any of his Farm Workers who have been working for him and living in small mud huts at his farms for over 25 years. He has never ever given a loan to any of his farm workers. Does he think, he can stand on a stage and open his mouth and people will believe him? Actions speak louder than Yapping.

      School Teacher-How does one know, when is HH telling a lie?
      Student- Whenever his mouth is open.

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  4. WHY WERE YOU SUSPENDED FROM UNZA IN SECOND YEAR HH. DON’T YOU THINK THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS?

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  5. How many promises badala? and how much more decampaigning? Those are old politics my friend (HH). Who in this day and age says “The PF lied to you”? I witnessed this rally and saw just how desperate ba Pole Pole has become. Let him denounce the garbage sewer mouth Canisius Banda. Vote (HH) for backwardness

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  6. Conduct an opinion poll in Muchinga and get another rude shock.
    Just gathered. As i have always said Emmanuel Mwamba i hope, tells his candidate the truth. Just to avoid him from getting too much shock on 20th January.
    This is without involving other presidential candidates. We are yet to adjust to accommodate that for a true picture
    Muchinga(Chinsali): HH 55, Lungu 45
    Lunte: HH 67 Lungu 33
    Mungwi: HH 37 Lungu 63
    Malole: HH 43, 67
    Lubanseshi: HH 77, Lungu 33

    Will give you more later
    But this is a very interesting result coming from the northern province which is perceived to be a stronghold for the ruling party.
    When i say this election is going to be not as close as the 2011 one Mwamba says its just an opinion poll. So then how should we assess the strength of candidates…

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  7. by 18th january, HiHa ll promise every zambian man a prostitute each, every night. This promise number 301, next please.

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  8. Um, think (NATMAZ) have already backed Lungu!

    Cheap loans…but we now have sharia loans that come without interest…..how much cheaper HH?

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  9. The money wasted on useless by-elections over the past three years could have been better used in the manner HH is suggesting!

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  10. HiHa your divide and rule wont help you in your life as person, why instigate our good brothers from north western to hate pf by saying money from that area goes to develop muchinga yet you want votes from muchinga too. Hiha where do anchor your idealogical beliefs? You seem to be a terrible flipfloper, difficult to trust you.

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  11. HH has now resorted to the politics of polarisation, based on regions and religions (his hired guns are branding Lungu a Muslim).
    Politicians of the type of HH shall stop taking Zambians for a ride. He has never ever given a single Title Deed to any of his Farm Workers who have been working for him and living in small mud huts at his farms for over 25 years. He has never ever given a loan to any of his farm workers. Does he think, he can stand on a stage and open his mouth and people will believe him? Actions speak louder than Yapping.

    School Teacher-How does one know, when is HH telling a lie?
    Student- Whenever his mouth is open.

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  12. HH whilst you are campaigning, your cows have been stolen at your many farms by your workers…

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  13. PF and EL are violent and HH is a gentleman who believes in the peace and unity of Zambia. Zambians can’t be decieved by pf anymore. We are watching, hearing and marking everything they are doing wrong. We need a jubilee president and HH is such a one.

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