President Hakainde Hichilema has advised the Lusangazi UPND Council Chairperson by-election candidate, Blackson Tembo to practice servant leadership when elected into office in today’s polls.
President Hichilema says it is not in order for politicians to turn their backs on the people who were elected them after winning elections.
He stresses that political leaders are elected into office to work for the people that voted for them and not for their personal benefit.
The President said this today when he addressed rallies at Ukwimi and Mabanda grounds in Lusangazi district to drum up support for Mr. Tembo, who is the UPND candidate in the Lusangazi Council Chairperson by-election.
And Mr. Hichilema has reitterated that his administration will build maternity wards in all clinics in rural areas to ensure pregnant women give birth in safe and conducive environment where there is running water.
He said government was determined to improve health care system in in.order.to reduce maternal mortality rate in the country.
The Head of State has also told the people in Lusangazi that government will build dams and drill boreholes to increase people’s accessibility to safe drinking water and for their livestock.
President Hichilema said The UPND’s campaign promises have been tested and proven to be working.
He said the UPND administration has fulfilled its promises of free education, increasing CDF and employing teachers, health workers and other employees in government withing 14 months.
And UPND candidate for tomorrow’s Lusangazi Council chairperson by-election, Blackson Tembo has promised to serve the electorates diligently if elected into office.
Mr. Tembo said the people of Lusangazi should trust the UPND administration which has since fulfilled key campaign promised.
Meanwhile, President Hakainde Hichilema has thanked the traditional leadership in Lusangazi district in Eastern Province for their unity of purpose aimed at fostering oneness and development in the area.
President Hichilema observed that chiefs Sandwe and Nyampande of the Nsenga people exhibited unity when they agreed that the Amon Mumba, who was earlier nominated to be the UPND candidate for Friday’s Lusangazi Council chairperson by-election, to give chance to Blackson Tembo.
Mr. Mumba hails from chief Nyampande while Mr. Tembo is from chief Sandwe’s area. The former was given the adoption certificate but it was agreed that the latter contests the polls instead.
This is for alternating purposes to have one chosen candidate from a particular chiefdom at a time.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Chief Nyampande on Thursday, Mr. Hichilema underscored his administration’s focus on two thematic areas namely uniting the country and developing it.
Mr. Hichilema also thanked the two chiefs for ensuring that campaigns for the Lusangazi Council Chairperson by-election are conducted in a peaceful manner.
He reiterated that the UPND hates violence hence discouraged caderism in markets and other public places.
He noted that the peaceful campaigns were indicative of good leadership which the two chiefs are practicing.
And a rally to drum up support for Mr. Tembo, President Hichilema said his government has given power to people in various communities to choose how they want to develop their constituencies using CDF.
And chief Nyampande thanked President Hichilema and his administration for fulfilling campaigns promises.
The traditional leader said said President Hichilema was a trustworthy leader who deserves support in his natioan and economy development drive.
President Hichilema was in Lusangazi to meet chiefs, headmen and campaign for the UPND candidate in the November 4, 2022, Council Chairpersonship polls.