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Hichilema asks for more time to deliver on promises


President Hakainde Hichilema has asked Zambians to give the new dawn government more time to deliver meaningful development in the various economic sectors across the country.

Hichilema said his government needed about 10 years to meet its developmental aspirations in the country.

Officiating at the drilling of Boreholes in Mandevu Constituency on Tuesday in Lusaka, Hichilema promised that government would sink boreholes in all the seven constituencies in Lusaka province.

He said as President, he was also aware of the challenges that people were going through which included the high price of mealie meal.

The President said the government was determined to ensure that the problem was addressed.

“We have heard you and are committed to resolving the issues of mealie meal by ensuring farmers are incentivized to grow more maize. Our election was based on a promise of change and we will pursue this mandate relentlessly,” Hichilema said.

He said that the open and peaceful environment as a result of the restoration of the rule of law, allowed for such apprehensions to be voiced freely and his administration appreciated that.

Hichilema said while government had received positive comments and a show of solidarity from the community on various matters, including free education, it also acknowledged the community’s concerns about the current economic situation.

Earlier Hichilema visited Chipata Level One Hospital to launch the clean up exercise to mark two years of the United Party for National Development (UPND) party in government.

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“This afternoon, we toured Chipata Level 1 Hospital, in Mandevu Constituency, to familiarize ourselves with the projects that are being financed by Constituency Development Fund in the health sector,” he said.

Hichilema expressed delight to learn from the medical staff about how the CDF has enhanced the hospital’s operations by providing equipment and improving infrastructure.

“We were pleased to discover how the employment of healthcare workers last year has positively impacted the hospital’s staffing levels and provision of quality healthcare,” he said.

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