President-elect Hakainde Hichilema has promised to unite Zambia and revive the motto “one Zambia, one nation.” He stated that individuals who voted for the UPND as well as those who did not vote for the UPND will be treated equally.
Mr. Hichilema stated that his cabinet will have a national character and will embody the slogan.
He stated that under his leadership, tribe will not matter because all Zambians will have equal opportunity.
Mr. Hichilema told the media today at his residence in Lusaka that advancement in the civil service will be based on skill rather than ethnicity.
And Mr.Hichilema told those who will be appointed not to marginalise citizens but to be tools for inclusion, unity and creating opportunities for all. Mr. Hichilema also said now that the elections are over, it’s time to move on and work for Zambians saying he is here to serve.
He also thanked Zambians for giving the UPND Alliance a resounding victory attributing it to the key role the youths played.
Mr .Hichilema thanked his running mate Ms. Mutale Nalumango, all the members of the UPND Alliance, the candidates, the campaign teams and well-wishers who worked tirelessly on the front lines and behind the scenes.
The President Elect thanked his wife Mutinta, who he said has always been by his side through thick and thin.
“You will make an incredible First Lady. To my children and the rest of my family, your love and enduring support has been a great source of strength,” Mr.Hichilema said.