Speaking to party officials on Thursday night at Mansa Hotel, the opposition leader promised to develop the province in less than a year if elected.
If given support from the province and his party formed Government after the next general elections, he said UPND would transform Luapula in just between six months and one year.
“Our priority to bring investment to Luapula and improve policies governing the agriculture sector and restock fish. We will bring more industries here,” the opposition leaders said.
He also appealed to party members to work hard to ensure UPND formed Government.
Extolling the work ethic of Patriotic Front carders Mr Hichilema told his party members to work hard.
“I knew a dedicated PF cadre who would be harassed when they were in opposition. This is a woman that was ready to undress for her beliefs and she told me that ‘imwe ba HH mu UPND mwalikwata amano nomba tamubombesha,” he said.
He said now was the time for UPND cadres to work hard and sacrifice for the party by avoiding infighting.
“There are only two credible parties in Zambia now. UPND and PF. There is no Rainbow just stay in the UPND. Where do you want to go? Do not be cheated about Rainbow ‘shani shani’. What Rainbow?” he asked?
After the meeting with party officials from various districts in the province, Mr Hichilema convened another private meeting with members of the clergy and some business executives.