Home Affairs Minister Davis Mwila says the Zambia Police service has deployed more officers to Southern Province to ensure people and property are protected from violence perpetrated by political cadres.
Mr Mwila says the police service is training all officers so that they are professional in policing public gatherings.
He was presenting a ministerial statement in Parliament.
Mr Mwila urged politicians to instruct their members to conduct their political activities peacefully.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has assured the public that the Zambia Police Service will be firm in dealing with perpetrators of political violence.
Mr Kanganja says the Police will not condone acts of violence as the country heads for the general election.
He also announced that the police will hold a meeting with stakeholders to discuss issues of policing the elections.
Mr Kanganja was speaking at The Oasis of Love Ministries on the Copperbelt, at a fellowship that was organised to pray for peace in the country ahead of the general election.
Speaking at the same event Chairman of the Kitwe Pastor’s Fellowship, Raddy Lewila said the church is willing to work with the government of the day.
Pastor Lewila also advised church leaders to desist from engaging in politics.