Katanga Governor, Moses Katumbi has warned Congolese National Police manning the Pedicle Road and Chembe bridge against victimizing Zambians.
Mr. Katumbi says any policeman who will victimize Zambians will be fired.
Mr. Katumbi said the completion of the Chembe bridge should not be used by officers as an opportunity to mistreat Zambians.
He said the completion of the bridge has generated a lot of interest from foreign nationals who are now using the Pedicle road and the Chembe bridge.
Mr. Katumbi was speaking when he adressed villagers at Mwenda on his way to the Chembe bridge.
And speaking earlier at Lubembe bridge on the Pedicle road, Mr. Katumbi said he will allow a 24 hours operation of the bridge.
Mr. Katumbi said it would be pointless to restrict the movement of people once the bridge is completed.
Meanwhile Mr. Katumbi has commended President Levy Mwanawasa for the initiative to construct the Chembe bridge.
He said he is happy that the bridge is nearing completion and is looking forward to working with the Zambian government in tarring of the Pedicle road.
Mr. Katumbi was accompanied by Luapula Province Minister, Chrispine Musosha, Copperbelt Province Minister, Mwansa Mbulakulima and Works and Supply Deputy Minister, Mundia Ndalamei.