VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina has urged the Police to be vigilant and impartial in the wake of the recent cases of political violence in the country.
Mrs Wina said police should be above board and to never take sides when political violence erupts.
The Vice-President said it is sad that communities are being subjected to violence because of the differences between political players.
Mrs Wina said here on Saturday when she addressed a meeting in Kalabo, which was attended by over 1,000 people.
She called on the people of Kalabo to remain peaceful and to help foster development in the area.
“Since 1964, the Lozi people have been known to be peaceful. So, why should we change now? People should know that politics has a sense of belonging just like anyone can belong to any congregation. So, why should we kill and hurt one another?” Mrs Wina said.
The Vice-President also held a meeting with Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) indunas who briefed her on some challenges in their areas of operation.
Mrs Wina took time to educate the gathering about the new constitution, with emphasis on women’s participation in the general elections.
She also called on parents in Kalabo not to marry off their daughters at a tender age.
Mrs Wina said the girls should be allowed to complete school because they are the future of the country.
The Vice-President also handed over blankets and walkers to the elderly persons.
Western Province Minister Poniso Njeulu urged the people of Kalabo to vote for the Patriotic Front in the August 11 election.
Mr Njeulu said the development projects taking place in Kalabo, which the PF is implementing, are visible for all to see.
Mr Njeulu, who is also Sinjembela UPND member of Parliament, added that most of the projects in the province have come to fruition because he accepted to work with the government of the day.
Others who accompanied Mrs Wina are Minister of Community and Social Welfare Emerine Kabanshi, her deputy Josephine Limata and Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication James Kapyanga, among others.