United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema says he is ready to sign a social contract with the people of Zambia that will be used to measure his performance.
Addressing a series of successful campaign rallies in the north-western province, Mr Hichilema said he will not seek for re-election for the second term if he fails to meet the benchmarks that will be set in social contract to be signed with the Zambian people.
Mr Hichilema said the UPND government once given the mandate to run the affairs of this country after the September 20 polls will work tirelessly to improve the lives of people.
He told thousands of people in Zambezi, Chavuma, Manyinga and Kambopo that the UPND government will put in place robust social and economic policies that will result in creation of employment opportunities for the people.
Mr Hichilema whose speech was constantly interrupted with shouts of “we want change” assured the people of north-western province that he will not betray their trust once given the mandate to run the affairs of this country. He promised to complete the tarring of the Chavuma-Mutanda raod whose construction started in the late 1980 within the shortest possible time.
The UPND leader who is this morning scheduled to hold a grand rally in Solwezi to mark the end of his three-day campaign trail of the province expressed confident that his party is confident of winning the September 20 polls.
Mr Hichilema told the cheering crowd that the party has been receiving overwhelming support from all parts of the country, a sign that people were thirsty for Real change. He paid glowing tribute to the people of north-western province for the overwhelming manner they have responded to the real change messege. Mr Hichilema added that he had no doubt that the party will scoop the Presidential, Parliamentary and ward votes with a resounding margin.
I have no doubt that north-western is no longer an MMD stronghold and this will soon be seen after the September 20 polls. After the Solwezi rally, Mr Hichilema is expected to fly back to Lusaka where he will hold his final campaign rally billed for twashuka grounds in Kanyama.