MULONDWE Muzungu, the UPND chairperson for international affairs, has called on the electorate in Solwezi to vote for his party’s candidates in the August 11 polls.
And UPND Solwezi Central parliamentary candidate Staford Mulusa has pledged to address the water challenges faced by the people of Kyawama compound.
Mr Muzungu who is on a campaign trail ahead of the August polls, has urged the people of North Western Province to vote for the UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema because he will develop the province if he forms government.
He said due to lack of good leadership, the Patriotic Front had failed to manage the affairs of the country.
He said despite the province being the major contributor to the national Treasury, the region had been neglected in terms of development.
‘’The little development we are seeing was initiated by President Levy Mwanawasa, may his soul rest in peace. There is nothing tangible the PF has brought in the province,” Mr Muzungu said.
He said this when he addressed a public rally at Kyawama grounds in Tunvwanganai ward to drum up support for the UPND.
Mr Muzungu who is also former ambassador to Libya said Mr Hichilema was passionate about developing the region because of its economic importance to the nation.
‘’The PF were given five years to run the affairs of this great nation, they gave us all sorts of promises both in 2011 and 2015, up to date no single promise has been fulfilled. So why should they be given another mandate?” he asked.
And Mr Mulusa appealed to the electorate to vote for him in the August polls so that he could bring development to the constituency.
Mr Mulusa also promised to upgrade shanty compounds in the constituency under the squatter upgrading programme if elected Member of Parliament.
Meanwhile, UPND Solwezi aspiring mayor Nicholas Mukumbi also appealed to people to vote for him in the August 11 elections.
Mr Mukumbi promised to closely work together with stakeholders in the district and change the face of Solwezi.