MMD aspiring parliamentary candidate Albert Chifita says he will uplift the standards for marketers once elected as Solwezi Member of Parliament (MP).
Mr. Chifita says he will facilitate that the marketers access monies from the Citizens Economic Empowerment Fund (CEEF) to enable them expand their businesses.
Mr. Chifita asked the people of Solwezi to vote for him in the forth coming parliamentary by-elections.
Mr. Chifita, a former District Commissioner for Solwezi said he is going to use his powers to raise the standards of the marketers by transforming MITEC market into a modern structure through the provision f infrastructure so that the traders sell their produce in a good environment.
He said this in Solwezi today at a public mammoth rally held at MITEC market.
He said the marketers at the market were operating under difficult sanitary conditions, where there is no electricity.
He assured that once voted as their MP, the challenges will be a thing of the past.
Speaking at the same rally, MITEC Solwezi Branch Zambia National Marketers (ZANAMA) Secretary, Chrispin Sikaluzu pledged to sell Mr. Chifita to the Solwezi electorate.
The Solwezi Central parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of area MP and Local Government and Housing Minister Benny Tetamanshimba.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set November 19 as the date for holding the parliamentary elections.