The opposition UPND on Monday officially kicked off their campaign rallies with Party President Hakainde Hichilema assuring the people of Chongwe were the rally was held that he will ensure food security and stability once elected president.
Mr Hichilema emphasised the need to diversify the economy as a means to create jobs for Zambians and committed to providing clean drinking water and sanitation services not only to the people of Chongwe but but the nation at large.
Speaking at the same rally UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba called on the Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ not to be impartial in their dealing with all the contesting political parties.
He reiterated that the current PF cabinet was in office illegally and wasting taxpayers money at the expense of priority areas.
And UDF President Miles Sampa warned the PF against fanning violence in the country as a recipe for anarchy.
Former Vice President Dr. Guy Scott called on Zambians to turnout in numbers and vote for Mr. Hichilema and avoid a rerun of elections.
Dr. Scott said there was nothing that remained in the PF, as all the original members who knew late President Michael Sata well have left and now joined hands with the UPND.
UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango called on the women in Zambia to voice out by coming out in numbers to vote as they were the most affected by the
current economic crisis.
Former Chongwe MP Silvia Masebo bemoaned the continued repression in the country.
Ms. Masebo revealed that initially the UPND rally was supposed to be in Chongwe town but it was cancelled last minute on account of the first lady Esther Lungu going to Chongwe for a function.
She called on the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema and his leadership to seriously address the agriculture problem in Chongwe, as well as to invest in more schools as the
area is expanding.
Others who spoke at the rally included former Kafue MP Obvious Mwaliteta, Mpongwe MP Gabriel Namulambe, and other senior party officials.