United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema has appealed to Zambians to use the forthcoming polls to ensure they put in place real change for a fresh start by choosing credible and responsible individuals.
Hichilema, who was speaking on Radio Christian Voice’s Chat Back Program Tuesday morning, said there is need for citizens to unite for a purpose and look beyond tribal grounds when voting for leaders because no person chooses where to be born.
He said the next regime should ensure the Zambians are given a people driven constitution which has been a challenge for past Governments for over 20years.
The UPND leader also noted that a decentralization policy should be put in place so that power is taken close to the people to enable them participate fully in the development of the areas in which they reside.
Hichilema bemoaned the poor sanitation levels in the country, citing a need for the next President to improve the sanitation levels and ensure there is adequate water supply countrywide.
He also said the nation needs good policy makers to develop road infrastructure and construct ring roads to decongest towns around the country, adding that the current state of most roads is nothing to write home about.
Hichilema said the nation’s labor laws need to be revised so that Zambians are given preference for jobs and when contracts to carry out projects are being awarded.
The UPND President noted that the next head of state should also improve housing by striving to provide citizens with decent accommodation because only then can they appreciate leadership and work for the good of their country.