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Mutati’s unveiling as HH’s running mate in false start

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The UPND Alliance press briefing where Felix Mutati was set to be unveiled as running mate to Alliance leader and UPND president Hakainde Hichilema (HH) has been postponed to a date to be announced.

HH says the postponement of the alliance press briefing that was scheduled for today, has been necesitated by the need to allow for nominations to flow unhindered.

“We would like to inform you that the alliance press briefing that was scheduled for today, has been postponed to allow for nominations. A new date and time will be announced in due course,” he says.

Meanwhile, HH says his administration is planning a massive economic drive when voted into power on 12 August 2021.

“In North Western province, as the new Copperbelt, our priority is to promote joint ownership of the mines. It will also receive total infrastructure development which will include the opening of the Kasempa-Mongu road.

“Ikelengi and Mwinilunga will start processing pineapples on a commercial scale. Kabompo river power project will be started as we continue promoting fishing in Chavuma and Zambezi. Manyinga will be become a trade centre,” he says.

He adds that his government will also promote goat farming and other livestock production targeting the DRC market through Kapila border post to Kolwezi, while boosting production prized honey from this province to over 4,000 tonnes a year.

HH points out that Solwezi will become the industrial hub of the province while we consider Mufumbwe as the provincial administration.

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