UPND President Hakainde Hichilema says there is need to unlock the potential of the economy in Central Province.
Mr Hichilema says there is need to address the current problems in the agriculture sector, and also the road network.
Mr Hichilema also says there is need to diversify the economy by reviving mining activities, to reduce challenges the poor are facing in the province.
He says the cost of food in the area should be low because the area is also home to a large farming community.
“I wish to reiterate our commitment that we shall pay special attention to the farmers by paying them on time, and communicating with them in advance so they can plan better ahead of time.” He says.
Addressing a campaign rally in Mumbwa, Mr Hichilema said when elected President of Zambia, he will ensure that key towns in Zambia have milling facilities, which will help create jobs and lower the cost of mealie meal.
Mr Hichilema says he will also ensure that feeder roads are kept in good conditions to ease transportation of crops.
Mr Hichilema has asked Zambians to vote for him on 20th January 2015 to deliver change for Zambians and better support for farmers.
During his campaigns, Mr Hichilema was accompanied by former first lady Dr Maureen Mwanawasa, Mumbwa MP Dr Brian Chituwo and other UPND senior party officials.
Mr Hichilema will shift his campaigns to Kabwe tomorrow in his continued campaign trail “Zambia United Tour”.