Hundreds of Copperbelt residents thronged Kitwe’s freedom park were the United Party for National Development -UPND Officially launched campaigns ahead of the August 11 general elections.
The mammoth grand rally attracted scores of cadres and residents from various towns on the Copperbelt.
The rally was punctuated by solidarity songs and other entertainment provided by Musician Pilato and many others.
Anderson Mazoka’s widow Mutinta was presented with a bouquet of flowers and statue while Mulenga Sata and His cousin Miles Sampa presented the Sata family during the tribute.
Addressing the multitudes at the rally UPND president Hakainde Hichilema alleged that the PF has failed to manage the Country’s economy.
Mr Hichilema urged Copperbelt residents to give him a vote because he has an answer to the Country’s economic problems.
Earlier at the same rally former Republican Vice Presidents Lupando Mwape and Guy Scott appealed to the residents to give UPND a chance.
Mr Hichilema was accompanied by senior UPND officials among them Garry Kombo, Obvious Mwaliteta and Mutale Nalumango.
Elsewhere campaigns have heated up with the United National Independence Party UNIP saying that they have already started their national wide campaigns.
UNIP Secretary General Raphael Banda told ZNBC news that his party has so far received overwhelming response even from other political parties.
And Forum for Democracy and Development -FDD says a number of rallies have been lined up in the country.
FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says his party is expected to officially launch its campaigns on the 30th of this month.