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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Speaker directs Home Affairs Minister to explain presence of Police in Choma

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DAVIES MWILA
DAVIES MWILA

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has directed Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila to issue a ministerial statement on the continued heavy presence of Paramilitary Police officers in Choma district.

This follows a point of order raised by Choma central Member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa over the continued heavy presence of Police officers whom he said are arbitrary arresting people.

Mr Mweetwa wondered whether Choma is under a curfew which has not been officially declared in view of the heavy police presence.

He said his office has received numerous complaints from the residents of Choma over the harassment they are being subjected to by Police officers at night.

Police were deployed to Choma following the outbreak of political violence last month.

And the Speaker has also directed the Home Affairs Minister to issue a ministerial statement on the arrest of alleged UPND militia members.

4 COMMENTS

  1. THE PRESENCE OF POLICE IN A TOWN/AREA IS A GOOD THING IN TERMS OF SECURITY. IT SHOULDN’T BE VIEWED NEGATIVELY. BUT, OF COURSE IF ONE HAS SOMETHING TO HIDE THEY WOULDN’T BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA.

    • The problem is that instead of the police protecting people, they are victimizing them. No sane person welcomes such police presence.

  2. I thought it is blessing having the police. police are there to protect us and they are Zambians who should be anywhere. Hon Mwitwa, Nkombo and lubinda you are our future hope for this country. Behave as national leaders not regional or party caders. Throw away your parties and tribes. Be Zambians all the time. After lungu one of U

  3. thus y i love my mp he tod me tht i will raise th point in paliament he hav done it kip it up honalouble mweetwa

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