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HH urges Zambians to fight for economic freedom

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Hakainde Hichilema

Hakainde Hichilema

United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has called on Zambians to continue to fight for economic independence and human rights.

Hichilema, who has once again elected to stay away from state-sponsored independence celebrations, believes there can be no meaningful political independence without economic emancipation of Zambians.

“On this 52nd independence anniversary in honour of our forefathers who fought for our political independence, we would like to wish all Zambians a reflective independence day,” Hichilema said in a message posted on his Facebook page.

“We however remind fellow citizens that there can be no meaningful political independence without economic emancipation of our people.

“Our citizens live on less than a dollar a day while the poverty levels have reached alarming and unprecedented levels since independence in 1964.”

The country’s main opposition leader regrets that while political independence has been achieved, Zambians are still hungry, hence the need to continue the fight for economic independence and human rights as a country.

“From us as UPND, we still remain committed to our 10 point plan in pursuit of economic independence and basic freedoms which include the freedom of association, assembly and speech,” he stated.

Ever since he joined active politics ten years ago, Hichilema has consistently shunned state functions on independence day, instead choosing to commemorate the national day by visiting orphanages and making donations.

 

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