UPND President Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President Hakainde Hichilema

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

UPND Government Will Ensure Every Child is Able To Access a Good Education

As the campaign suspension is lifted in Lusaka and Namwala we want to get back to talking about the issues. Our appeal is for the final three weeks of the campaign to be 100% violence-free and for the focus to be on discussing the challenges and opportunities we face as a nation and debating the best way to move forward.

The message we have been delivering as we travel the country is that we know the hardship our people are now facing daily because of the PF’s mismanagement of the economy and President Lungu’s failure to provide strong and visionary leadership. We are ready to fix it.

The PF has cut economic growth in half and more than doubled the price of mealie meal. The real tragedy of their time in office is that they have used the millions borrowed to enrich themselves, while more of our people are dragged into poverty.

Inequality is growing in our nation and it is a deeply divisive force. The best weapon we have in tackling this challenge is education. That is why a UPND government will ensure every child is able to access a good education, regardless of the finances of their parents. This is a non-negotiable priority for us. Our vision of a united, prosperous and equitable Zambia cannot be realised without us taking this step.

At the same time we are going to take back control of the economy, providing leadership, stability and long-term direction. We are going to draw on our experience from the world of business to create an operating environment that stimulates job creation, because this is the most direct way of ensuring the benefits of increased economic activity are spread widely and not kept in the hands of the few.

We will use our experience in farming to invest in the agriculture sector, at one end targeting improvements in productivity and reducing the price of inputs, and at the other ensuring that value is added locally whenever possible. Jobs, increased profit for our farmers and lower food prices are the rewards we will reap for our investment and hard work.

Hakainde Hichilema

UPND President.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Yes zambia is ready for this.

    Just wait for the looting PF kaponyas to start insults on this thread.

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    • Actually it makes me laugh when he says inequalities are increasing, does he mean that him and all his close relatives have same amount of wealth? Are there no inequalities in his family line?

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  2. JAMESON VODKA CHAKOLWA WRUNGU AND HIS PAMAFI PARTY MUST FALL COME AUGUST 11…VIVA UPND,VIVA HH 2016

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  3. Awe, this Kachema has no clue on how to run a government. He thinks by running a ranch, then he can also steer the nation of 15 million. All these things is guaranteeing can not attained unless his criminal friends start paying tax.

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    • @chibs its you actually who is clueless…most countries sustain their economy through farming and ranching…Don`t comment on something you don’t understand.Zambia `s economy is in shambles…you cant just borrow without investing(pf)…problem with Zambians and people like you chibs is that you are used to poverty…Travel bane and learn.All those guys in pf are fighting to stay in power for their own pockets…i guess chibs you might be one of them benefiting from pf…When you eat your kabwali and afford to pay ur tuma bills you think thats all there is to life….A situation where driving a car and having a house is a very big achievement…poor Zambians!

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  4. Always issue-based commentaries, with a very clear vision and direction for our country. We are voting you in office, sir HH. You deserve to be given an opportunity to share your skills together with your team.

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    • That’s what we need , not these empty tins who only know to borrow and steal.

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  5. @munene ;@Chibs,BA CHIBS,WHAT IS 15 MILLION? THE POPULATION OF LAGOS IN NIGERIA IS ESTIMATED AT OVER 21 MILLION (2016)WHAT CAN NOT BE ATTAINED?WE CHRISTIANS FOR CHRIST SAY THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE (Mark 9:23Then Jesus said to him, “‘If You can? Everything is possible to the one who believes.” & Matthew 17:20 “Because you have so little faith.” He answered. “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”)
    OUR POVERTY IS SPIRITUAL.THE WATER BODIES OF LUAPULA CAN GIVE US FISH TO FEED THE WHOLE OF AFRICA,TO YOU IT IS IMPOSSIBLE?JUST OUR AGRICULTURE, PROPERLY DEVELOPED CAN MAKE US LIVE LIKE THE PEOPLE OF KUWAIT!!WHAT IS 15 MILLION?WHAT IS FREE…

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  6. @TITO,YOU ARE THE MAN!OUR THINKING AS ZAMBIANS IS WHAT HAS MADE US BE WHERE WE ARE.WITH BLOGGERS CALLING THEMSELVES ATI @Mulalansala????FREE EDUCATION IS POSSIBLE MWEBANABAKWALESA,IF KAUNDA DID IT,WHY CAN WE NOT DO IT?LEKENI UKULALANDA PAMA IMPOSSIBLES,THOSE ARE THE LIES OF THE DEVIL.ZAMBIA IS MOVING FORWARD WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.ASK BA PASTOR NEVERS MUMBA,”ZAMBIA SHALL BE SAVED” IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!

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  7. Hexit Hexit can deceive his tribesmates and not us. How will he provide access to good education when he is against the referendum that compels the government to provide these as rights?
    Kachema, please grow up and realise you are not talking to children, we are intelligent and can see lies in your desperate moves

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    • Your problem in PF is you are used of failure and stealing which you see as a part of life.

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  8. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESISTING CHANGE ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO MANIPULATE BA E.C.L.THE LIKES OF BA RB,BA KAVINDELE,,NAMA PLAY BOYS WHO WANT TO REDUCE THIS COUNTRY TO DRINKING,WOMANIZING,MA BRAII (KU INJOYA).THEY WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THE OLD WAYS OF DOING THINGS.WE WANT TO MOVE AS A NATION PLEASE!!NA JUBILEE BA ONONGA,NKONGOLE CHABE NA CORRUPTION,NA MA DEALS TO BENEFIT FAMILIES & FRIENDS,TWANAKA.ZAMBIA WILL MOVE FORWARD BY FIRE.

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  9. @ECL Zambia’s Choice 2016 ,KK NEVER NEEDED A CONSTITUTION TO DO WHAT HE DID.HE WAS SELFLESS.JUST LIKE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS,DO YOU FOLLOW THEM.YOU ARE EATING WELL MY BROTHER.LOOK AT THE GET RICH QUICK OF OUR ECL IN ONE YEAR!!!

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  10. @VINIZO;YOU ARE OK I KNOW,AT LEAST YOU HAVE MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET!!BA RB WAS REJECTED IN 2011,WHY?SO HE CAN NOT COME & RULE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR,HE WILL MAKE ECL LOSE,MARK MY WORDS.

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  11. Umuntu ni Lungu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No politician can come and lie to me or tell me who to vote for. I know whom to vote for because i have eyes to see and Judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Those who want to vote for HH , Nawakwi or Sinkamba its their choice and they have seen a reason for choosing such individuals.

    RESPECT MY CHOICE AS I RESPECT YOURS!!!!!!!

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  12. no violence pledge is good, but we the majority wont still vote for you during august 11 elections

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