Vice President George Kunda has urged the electorate in Solwezi central constituency to turn out in large numbers on Thursday and exercise their right to vote.
Mr Kunda said people should not be intimidated but turn out and vote for their preferred candidate adding that it is also a constitutional right for every Zambian who has attained the age of 18 to vote.
The Vice President was speaking when he addressed a rally at Mushitala Basic School to drum up support for MMD candidate Albert Chifita in Solwezi last evening.
Meanwhile, Mr Kunda has directed Solwezi Municipal Council to use the K6.5 billion paid by Kansanshi mine as land rates for improving service delivery in the district.
Mr Kunda said the council should work out a plan of how they are going to use the money for the benefit of the people in the district.
Speaking at the same rally Education Minister Dora Siliya said K42 million from the Constituency development fund has been allocated to for the electrification of Mushitala basic school.
Ms Siliya said government is committed to ensuring that all children including girls get good education by constructing more classroom blocks.
She said government also realizes that education is a centre of all development adding that it is committed to ensure that all children including girls get good education by constructing more classroom blocks.
Ms Siliya urged the people of Solwezi to vote for the MMD candidate Albert Chifita in the November 19th by election.
Solwezi Central seat fell vacant following the death of area Member of Parliament Ben Tetamashimba and November 19th has been set as poll day.
UPND/PF pact has filled in Watson Lumba, Muhammad Kalela is standing on the FDA ticket while Thomas Kafula is standing as independent.