‘UNIP will revive defunct industries’

UNIP Cadres sing during a rally in Lusaka’s Chawama township. PICTURE: CHANDA MWENYA

THE United National Independence Party (UNIP) has promised to revive all the industries that were closed under the MMD government if it forms government in next month’s presidential election.
UNIP deputy secretary-general Alfred Banda said the former ruling party is still vibrant and will work hard to ensure all the industries it established are revived as a matter of urgency if it forms government.
Rev Banda said this at a public rally at Lusaka’s Chawama Primary School grounds on Tuesday.
“When UNIP was in power, it established a lot of companies which have gone under.
“These companies created a lot of employment opportunities not only for the people of Lusaka but also to those in all the parts of the country. Closure of these companies has contributed to the high unemployment levels in the country,” he said.
Rev Banda explained that UNIP created companies such as Kapiri Glass Factory in Kapiri Mposhi, Kawambwa Estates Tea Company in Luapula, Refined Oil Products (ROP) in Ndola and Mulungushi Textiles in Kabwe.
Others were Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) in Kafue, Mununshi Banana Scheme in Mwense, Livingstone Motor Assembly, Mwinilunga Pineapple Canning Factory in North Western Province, Luangwa Bicycles in Chipata, Dunlop Limited in Ndola and the United Bus Company of Zambia (UBZ).
He said Zambians should vote for UNIP which has based its campaigns on industrialisation.
Rev Banda said the former ruling party will ensure that in every natural resource, there is an industry created to help improve the country’s economy.

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