United Party For National Development (UPND) president, Hakainde Hichilema says his first priority when he forms government next year would be to rebuild the country’s broken economy as opposed to the popular held belief that that he would persue his political opponents.
Speaking when he featured on QFM’s ‘Q’ Breakfast Show this morning, Mr Hichilema stated that much as he would strive for the restoration of the rule of law in the country, his administration would not dictate to Law Enforcement Agencies-LEAs-on who to investigate and prosecute.
“Under the UPND government, the rule of law will be restored, the executive will not dictate what the law enforcement agencies should do. Our job will be to fix the broken economy and not fixing the political opponents,” stated Mr Hichilema.
Mr Hichilema further said that the first thing the UPND government will do is to restore order, freedom of press and promote professionalism and morality in order to end corruption.
He pledged to govern the country using three principles that he termed as: merit, pragmatism and honesty ( MPH).
Reacting to youth empowerment programme the PF has embarked, Mr Hichilema argued that youth empowerment is something that must be given to each and every youth without discrimination based on one’s political affiliation.
Mr Hichilema, expressed sadness with the backdoor empowerment funds that the PF government claims to be giving which has neither a system to follow when accessing nor an advertisement to tell the youths on how to access these funds.
The UPND leader has assured the youths across the country that when UPND forms government next year, all youths regardless of their tribe, the region they come from or political affiliation will be entitled to youth empowerment and technical support.
“For example, the UPND government will give mining licenses to small scale miners, so they graduate and become mine owners,” he said.
Mr Hichilema, has since challenged all Zambians from all walks of life to unite and kick PF out come next year. Mr Hichilema, has appealed to youths to turn up in numbers on the day of voting next year and protect the votes.