UPND President Hakainde Hichilema has assured that he will work round the clock to develop the country in a fair and equitable manner once in government.
Addressing scores of Solwezi residents on Sunday, Mr. Hichilema stated that his recent arrest by the Patriotic Front will be used to not only to help restore normalcy in the governance of the country but also foster peace, unity and development.
“We have suffered enough as a country, but I want to assure the nation through you people of Solwezi that we will develop this country, we will be different from those who arrested us for no crime, because if we behaved the same, you, our people will not see the difference,” said Mr Hichilema.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hichilema also stated that he is seeking public office not for personal gain but to help alleviate poverty in the country.
“We seek public office not for personal gain but to help alleviate poverty in our country, we are a different crop, a crop that means what it says and that our people must have food, quality education, quality health and if you like quality infrastructure, we will run a government whose policy will be zero tolerance to corruption because corruption is cancer,” said Mr. Hichilema to the cheering thousands of Solwezi residents.
He stated that when in office his time will be occupied with ensuring that the country has enough food adding that this will be done through predictable policies that will not leave the country hurting.
He stated that he remains committed to fighting for the greater good of the country adding that no threats will make him stop speaking against injustices.
Mr. Hichilema who was accompanied by party National Chairperson Mutale, party Secretary General Stephen Katuka and several other senior party officials also thanked the thousands of Solwezi residents for their moral and physical support during his arrest.
The UPND President Hakainde Hichilema was in Solwezi to launch the provincial card renewal exercise.
“Thank you all for your unwavering support and commitment to fight for a better Zambia, we all have a task to set our country free from those who never appreciate dissent, those that arrested us for no crime, we remain committed and we ask you all to do so, we will work round the clock and develop our country by creating an enabling environment,” said Mr Hichilema.