PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu and his Cabinet ministers are not campaigning ahead of the general elections but merely explaining development projects to the people, says Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja.
And the Police chief said he intended to call secretary generals of all political parties to a roundtable meeting to discuss the application of the Public Order Act (POA).
Mr Kanganja said President Lungu and his Cabinet ministers were permitted by law to go round the country and explain their development programmes to the people.
He said this yesterday soon after appearing before the Parliamentary Select Committee on Legal Affairs, Governance, Human Rights, Gender Matters and Child Affairs where he had gone to make submissions on death penalty.
“There is only one government at a time so they are not campaigning but only explaining to the people the projects which they have done,” Mr Kanganja said.
He said it was not good to start campaigning when the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) had not authorized.
Mr Kanganja said the Zambia Police Service would only allow campaigns in accordance with the programme of ECZ.
Meanwhile, Vice President Inonge Wina is today expected in Kasama District in Northern province for a three days working visit.
According to a tentative programme made available to ZANIS, Mrs Wina is expected to tour various development projects taking place in the province.
On Saturday, the Vice President will date Mbala district where she is expected to commission ST Mary’s College of Education and inspect other developmental projects in the district.
On Sunday, Mrs Wina will attend a church service at the United Church of Zambia in Kasama district.
The Vice President will later visit the Kateshi coffee plantation and feature on a live radio programme on Radio Mano before concluding her tour of duty.