United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has said that it was a sign of failed leadership that 50 years after independence people living in valleys have no access to safe and clean drinking water.
Addressing a rally at Munyumbwe ground, Gwembe, yesterday afternoon, Mr. Hichilema said that his government will pay particular attention to providing clean water through methods such as drilling of water boreholes.
He wondered how a government that claims to care for the people can fail to provide safe and clean drinking water despite having borrowed more in 3 years than UNIP did in 27 years in office.
Mr. Hichilema said once he is at his work station in State House he will labour round the clock to ensure valleys are developed.
Meanwhile, following a tragic road accident yesterday morning in Gwembe district in which four people died, the UPND President expressed his sorrow.
President HH made it clear that the UPND are ready to work round the clock to transform this country into an economic hub, creating jobs and moving Zambia forward.