Zambia: Hichilema Seeks Meeting With Pres. Lungu

United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema says he has been seeking a meeting with President Edgar Lungu over the increased cases of political violence.

Observers have noted that a meeting between UPND and the ruling PF could dilute the political violence that is squarely on their shoulders.

Hichilema said he had written a letter on June 4 to President Lungu over a possible meeting but the Head of State has yet to respond.

He said that it was his belief that a meeting with the President will help dissolve political tension in the country ahead of the August 11 election.

And Hichilema has tapped into the desolation on the Copperbelt caused by job losses in the mines by promising to up the packages given to them.

He said that his country will also give traders soft loans to enhance their businesses.

Hichilema who is on the Copperbelt addressing a series of rallies told the gathering at Chiwempala grounds that the UPND will lower the cost of living.

The UPND has shifted their rallies to the Copperbelt after their rallies in Lusaka were cancelled culminating into a 10-day campaign suspension.

Source: Zambia Reports