Residents not benefiting from Solwezi mines – HH

Residents not benefiting from Solwezi mines – HH

UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says that the PF government and their leader Michael Sata should leave government because they have failed to run the country.
Speaking when he addressed a public rally at Kazomba market in Solwezi on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Hichilema said that it was clear and that Zambians have seen for the selves that the PF has failed.

Crowd of peopleMr. Hichilema told the people at Kazomba that the reason the cost of living and price of commodities is going up on daily basis is because
of failure by PF. “Our headline massage as UPND is that PF has failed to run this country. Today farmers in Zambia are the worst hit by poor PF Government policies in the country. They are in government without ideas, all they are doing now is to fight and call each other tribal,” he said.

“PF is a group of liars who can lie shamelessly in the morning, afternoon and in the night. We in UPND have quality leaders who
understand economic policies and governance. We are giving you Dawson Kafwaya as a process of forming government in 2016. We want you people of Solwezi to reject these liars and failures,” said Hichilema. He said that it was unfortunate that President Michael Sata and the PF wanted to take the people of Zambia for granted. “We are being beaten, attacked, and harassed because we keep reminding
the PF of its obligation as a government. Now because of running a clueless government, they feel threatened with our message we are
giving to our people about the need to re-examine the failed PF. Our message is clear and precise,” said Mr. Hichilema.

Hichilema also bemoaned the bad state of the Chingola-Solwezi road, he said “I was driving from Chingola-Solwezi this morning and witnesses five accidents. This is not acceptable.” Mr Hichilema quipped amidst shouts of shame from the packed arena.

Mr Hichilema also told the crowd that the benefits of the mining activities in Solwezi have not trickled down to the people of Solwezi and North Western Province because of lack of policy by the PF Government. They have reduced Zambian’s participation in mining to labourers who are at the mercy of investors. He directed the incoming MP, Kafwaya to engage the mines immediately he is elected to ensure that Zambians played a bigger role in the mines.

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