—–United Party for National Development (UPND)president, Hakainde Hichilema, has urged Zambia to think about their problems before deciding on who to vote for in the coming presidential election.
Mr Hichilema said there are many problems the country is facing which have been caused by failed leadership.
The UPND president, who described himself as the best person to solve the problem the country is facing, has since urged Zambians to vote for him.
He urged people to vote wisely and ensure that they vote for him on January 20, next year.
Mr Hichilema added that Zambians have tried other leaders but little has changed, saying they should now try him if they want to see development.
He implored people to be his campaign managers and conduct door-to-door campaigns to ensure that he wins the presidential poll.
Mr Hichilema said this when he addressed a public rally at Kaputa Primary School ground in Kaputa district yesterday.
The UPND leader was accompanied to Kaputa by Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Lunte Member of Parliament (MP), Felix Mutati and UPND Chairperson, Mutale Nalumango, who is also former Kaputa MP.
The UPND president has since promised the people of Kaputa that his government will work on the Mporokoso-Kaputa and Kaputa-Chiengi Roads including feeder roads once he is elected.
Mr Hichilema, who came to Kaputa by a chopper, said he has seen and has been told about the poor state of the roads in the district, saying his government will, however, work on them.
He has also promised the people of Kaputa that his government will reduce the price of fertiliser and ensure timely payment of money to farmers who will be selling their maize to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).
He said after improving the agricultural sector his government will also work on reducing the price of the country’s staple food – mealie meal.
Mr Hichilema also reiterated his commitment to provide bursaries up to university level to enable more people access education.
He, however, denied allegations peddled against him that he will divide the nation once elected into power.
Mr Hichilema said to the contrary he will unite the country, stating that he has nowhere to take the other part of the country which people allege he will divide.
And UPND Chairperson, Mutate Nalumango, who is also former Kaputa MP, urged the people of Zambia to vote for Mr Hichilema because he has come to politics to serve them.
Ms Nalumango said Mr Hichilema, unlike other presidential candidates, will not demand salary and other benefits that come with the Office of the President like a house as he already has them.
She said Mr Hichilema is the only candidate with a vision for Zambia as others only want to finish President Michael Sata’s term.
And MMD Lunte MP, Felix Mutati, accused the Patriotic Front (PF) of failing to deliver on its promises of more money in the pocket, job creation and taking development to Kaputa.
Mr Mutati said time has come for Mr Hichilema to rule the country, saying he is confident that he will deliver according to expectations.
He said Mr Hichilema loves the country, saying it is the reason he has not given up despite losing several times.
Mr Mutati, who gave an illustration of a woman being proposed by a man, said the pursued woman would eventually give in after seeing that the man keeps coming to her after rejecting his proposals several times.
He said Mr Hichilema has also done a lot for the country while in the private sector and he should be given a vote to go to plot one.