UPND Vice President and Republican Presidential Running mate candidate Mutale Nalumango says the UPND is more than ready to form government and called on the general membership to rise up and protect the vote.
Addressing women and youths at the elections training workshop held in Chilanga via Zoom, Ms Nalumango called on patriotic and dedicated members of the party to ensure that voters and votes are well protected on August 12th,2021.
She said the UPND has learnt a lot of lessons about the tricks and gimmicks played on the voting day at polling stations and urged election agents to be vigilant and courageous enough to ensure that voters are not manipulated and intimidated at the polling stations.
‘Elections are not an academical issue but a political issue, we need to manage this election with an interest of people at heart because it is all about people’s lives,” said Ms Nalumango
Ms Nalumango who is on a campaign trail in Central province said people in the region have struggled enough and have since chosen UPND President Hakainde Hichilema as a presidential candidate because they believe that he will make their life better.
And Deputy Elections Chairperson Brian Ndumba says no trick or gimmick by the Patriotic Front will stop people from voting for their favourite UPND Presidential Candidate Hakainde Hichilema.
“We are in the race and so far Zambians want change for a better life following the hunger and poverty they have endured during the term of office Patriotic Front has been in office,” said Mr Ndumba.
Mr Ndumba says he is hopeful that what happened in 2016 where they were Gen 20 forms and errors in vote counting will not repeat because Zambians will not tolerate that as this election is about their lives.
UPND MEDIA TEAM
Youths resolve in Luapula to ensure HH becomes a Republican President
On Monday 14th June 2021, Zambia moved closet to the Thursday 12th August 2021 Presidential. Parliamentary and Local Government Election, with only 59 days; 8 weeks and 3days, one month and 29 days, prompting United Party for National Development (UPND) National Women’s Chairlady Doreen Mwamba encouraged Chembe Constituency electorates in Luapula Province to vote for UPND Alliance State House aspirant, Hakainde Hichilema.
Stressing Mr. Hichilema’s suitability to empower citizens through prudent economic management, Ms. Mwamba argued that the Patriotic Front (PF) leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu had increased inequality, unemployment and prices of goods and public services were beyond the reach of all Zambians.
A tart, straight to the point Ms. Mwamba says the 2021 Electoral Competition is a contest pitting the Patriotic Front against the 18 million Zambian people.
“The UPND Alliance partners are resolved to build a better Zambia.
Zambians are all broken and have suffered enough under the uncaring PF brutal regime, especially us women who everyday, grapple with child bearing and feeding of households life,” cried Ms. Mwamba, within earshot of UPND Chairperson for Energy Charles Kaselwa and the Youth Wing.
Ms. Mwamba, the vibrantly assertive UPND Women’s Chairlady urged women to communicate the message of change without any fear of intimidation of the PF as a constitutional right to Campaign for Change.
And both UPND Deputy National Youth Chairman for Administration Stephen Chikota and the UPND Deputy National Youth for Gender Cindy Kauka reiterated that young people will not rest until Mr. Hichilema, an entrepreneur-turned politician is ushered into office as Zambia’s 7th Republican President.
Both Mr. Chikota and Ms. Cindy Kauka believe Mr. Hichilema and UPND Alliance partners manifesto will economically empower citizens.
And UPND National Youth Committee Member Francis Kope encouraged the electorates to protect votes emphasising that the forthcoming elections are a landmark for absolute change of life to better of ever Zambian.
The UPND Women’s Chairlady Doreen Mwamba is on campaign trail with the youth wing in Luapula Province.
And the hopeful residents are in a jubilant mood for socio-economic change.
UPND Alliance Media Team.
15 June 2021
*…as he ditches the ruling party to join the UPND*
ZAMBIA’S economy will be worse than that of Zimbabwe if the people allow the Patriotic Front to rule beyond 12 August 2021, former PF Lusaka province Youth coordinator, Loveday Manyepa popularly known as Commander Manyepa has warned.
Mr Manyepa was speaking at the UPND Secretariat when he defected to largest opposition political party in the country.
And welcoming Mr Manyepa, UPND National Chairperson, Stephen Katuka expressed gratitude that a young, but experienced politician has decided to join the party of choice.
Katuka stressed that it was gratifying that the younger generation had realised that the hope for better could only be realized through the leadership of Hakainde Hichilema and his team.
Mr Manyepa also stated that the PF has no capacity to reduce the cost of essential commodities such as mealie-meal, sugar, cooking oil, adding that the PF had lost ideas on how to create job opportunities.
He urged young people in Zambia to think about their future and vote for President Hichilema, describing the UPND leader as a great and visionary leader capable enough of delivering beyond people’s expectations.
Mr Manyepa indicated that there was no future in the ruling party because of open-ended greediness from the top leadership.
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UPND President Hakainde Hichilema writes below…
Mandevu constituency in Lusaka is game and we are game!
The cost of living is extremely unbearable but don’t lose Hope because Help is on the way.
For now, go out there and campaign for change and come August vote for Change.
Once you elect us, we will lower the prices of foods, jobs and business opportunities, education and quality health care services will be readily available.
It’s now time to change.
HH aka Bally
*…accuses the PF of using COVID-19 to bar opposition from campaigning*
UPND Alliance leader, President Hakainde Hichilema has charged that nothing will stand in the way of UPND Alliance to prevent it from ushering in the much-needed change come 12th August.
Speaking shortly after a meeting with ECZ, Mr Hichilema stated that change was written on the faces of Zambians including that of flowers.
And Mr Hichilema says the UPND Alliance will no longer be taking unlawful orders from the Police, charging
“Come rain, come sunshine, there will be change of Government on 12th August. Change is written everywhere: on your lips; in the sky and on flowers. Chapwa! kabiye! Longa! The group here (Alliance partners) are civilised to allow for peaceful transition of power. I want to assure you and guide you: from now onwards, we will not obey unlawful instructions. From what happened in Kanyama yesterday, a large procession-does it mean COVID-19 only knows the faces of opposition?” wondered Mr Hichilema.
Asked to comment on cancellation of two UPND Alliance Road Shows scheduled for Munali in Lusaka and another one in Kitwe, Copperbelt, Mr Hichilema stated that the party couldn’t proceed as Police refused to give a go-ahead.
“The cancellation of the Road Show is one of the issues that came through in the meeting with ECZ…that there must be equity, fairness and avoidance of using the COVID-19 as a weapon to deter the UPND Alliance from exercising the fundamental rights of citizens such as the freedom of Assembly. We also raised issues of the ECZ’s failure to play its role as referee in the Electoral process of the country,” said Mr Hichilema.
Mr Hichilema stated that PF’s intention was to stop the UPND Alliance from selling their message to the electorate.
“The intention of the PF is to stop us from campaigning and from reaching out to the people. The intention (by PF) is to stop us from campaigning. The Police are used to advance the cause of endesha; chapwa; longa (Edgar Lungu). I want to assure you that courtesy of the people of Zambia, come rain, come sunshine, there will be change of Government on 12th August,” Hichilema said reassuringly.
Commenting on the UPND Alliance’s meeting at the same event, Alliance Chairman, Charles Milupi accused the ECZ of failing to execute their mandate of running the country’s electoral systems, adding that the Electoral body had instead surrendered the role to Zambia Police.
“We had a very serious meeting with ECZ at which we raise a number of issues concerning the elections. We also highlighted what we have seen in the ECZ who have failed to manage the elections. We have seen an ECZ who are willing to delegate their duties to the Police. We asked them why they are quiet when the Police are discharging their duties. We also raised issues of juveniles, minors registering as voters. We expect the ECZ to play their full role as referees. We also raised issues to do with the period for the announcement of results,” he said.
And UPND Alliance Vice Chairperson, Ernest Mwansa of ZED, accused the Police of taking the UPND Alliance’s willingness for dialogue as a weakness.
“Some of the things that we raised to the ECZ that we feel that must work on and take responsibility is the Voter Register which up to this time we do not have. Our concern is that we should have been able to verify the Voter Register. The other issue we raised to do with the Public Media, particularly ZNBC which has continued to be a tool for the ruling PF. We are concerned because the law has made it clear because the law provides for public run MEDIA to offer coverage to all political parties. The issue of Coronavirus: we are concerned that it sis being applied as a weapon to stop the opposition from campaigning,” he said.
He charged that the Police were creating an environment in which violence had become an alternative.
“Even the roadshows which they have allowed, we have police armoured vehicles trailing us. We want to make it clear that we are available to the Police Command. We are available for dialogue that will ensure that the elections are run properly,” he said.
He expressed concern at Inonge Wina’s continued use of public resources such as helicopters to carry out campaigns on behalf of the ruling party.
Mr Mwansa also appealed to the ECZ to take responsibility by conducting elections in line with the provisions of the law.
“The ECZ must not depend on Government to carry out their duties. The Electoral processes is in their hands. We will not expect Internet to go. To ensure that they protect the vote themselves is not a responsibility that they can run away from,” he said.
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The people of Ndola Central and Chifubu constituencies here on the Copperbelt deserve jobs, business opportunities, education and quality health care services.
They deserve a lower cost of living and that is reduced prices of mealie meal, relish, cooking oil and other essentials.
But these are now scarce to find. As we did our roadshow, we however saw the love from our people who are eager to change government.
And our message through them to the Country is that we will fix these problems.
And this is why we say; This is your campaign, go out there and campaign and come August vote for Change.
HH aka Bally
UPND National Youth Chairperson, Gilbert Liswaniso has dispelled assertions by the PF that UPND would swiftly move in to flash out civil servants once in Government.
Responding to rhetoric and propaganda that the UPND would run a vindictive regime once in Government after 12th August, Mr Liswaniso observed that such propaganda by the ruling party was aimed at demonising the UPND ahead of the forthcoming elections.
Mr Liswaniso also charged that the unprecedented and dismissals of civil servants suspected to be sympathizers of the opposition UPND is unwarranted and misplaced.
He stated that the on-going threats on civil servants that the UPND once in office will fire civil servants was baseless and unfounded.
He also submitted that the UPND was a party founded on democratic principles and will ensure that civil servants as public Administrators effectively and efficiently play their role of formulating policies based on the party vision of making life better for all
Mr Liswaniso has since assured civil servants in the country that the UPND had no intentions of firing them on the pretext of being perceived as member of the PF, adding that such propaganda was being peddled by the PF in order to hoodwink unsuspecting Zambians into retaining them in public office come 12th August.
“We shall not be like PF who have cadrerised the civil servant despite being professionals, look at the DC no one knows if they are civil servants or not. “said Mr Liswaniso.
UPND MEDIA TEAM