OPPOSITION United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema’s wife Mutinta has called on Zambians to give her husband a chance to govern so that he can better the country for all.
Mrs Hichilema said successive government have failed Zambians and that time have come for real change that can positively transform the lives of the people.
And UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has continued traversing the country in his campaign trail preaching messages of reducing the prices of basic commodities such as mealie meal and fuel among other things.
Mrs Hichilema said Zambians needed to give her husband a vote because he was determined to serve the interest of the nation.
Addressing marketeers in Misisi, Chawama, and John Howard yesterday, Mrs Hichilema said when she becomes first lady, her priority would be to economically empower women in all parts of the country.
Mrs Hichilema said her husband would also work towards improving the education system so that every child would have an opportunity to education.
“Many children in our society do not have jobs which is their basic right. Once voted into office I will talk to my husband about it so that we can change and make education accessible for all,” she said.
Mrs Hichilema, who expressed confidence in her husband, said she decided to appear in public to show that UPND leader was not a single man.
She said Mr Hichilema was a family man who understood the need for a father and mother to provide the basic needs for their children.
And yesterday, Mr Hichilema and his entourage comprising MMD Lunte Member of Parliament Felix Mutati, his national chairperson Mutale Nalumango was in Chinsali and Mpika where he addressed rallies assuring electorate of a better, safer and democratic Zambia under his leadership.
Mr Hichilema has continued empasising that his government would set priorities right that would see the country’s economy run in an efficient and effective manner after years of maladministration by successive governments. Mr Hichilema said in a short statement that he was humbled by the reception he was receiving in areas once considered strongholds of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) and pledged that he was not going to take Zambians for granted after becoming Republican President.
He said once elected into power in January, his government would immediately embark on economic programmes aimed at lifting the majority Zambians from abject poverty.