POLITICAL parties have agreed that they will maintain peace and order during Labour Day celebrations on Sunday.
Secretary to the Cabinet Roland Msiska said in a statement yesterday that following a meeting held yesterday at Cabinet Office, political parties agreed to maintain peace because Labour Day was an important national day for workers which should be treated with the dignity it deserved.
He said stakeholders had agreed that each political party should not bring more than 100 marchers and that the list of participants should be submitted to the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions.
The political parties should also attend rehearsals today at the Lusaka Civic Centre.
“Recalling the political violence that erupted during the Youth Day celebrations on March 12, 2016, all political parties were invited to a meeting at Cabinet Office to discuss and agree on the way forward so as to avoid a similar occurrence on Labour Day,” Dr Msiska said.