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Public Order Act to remain as it is-Davies Mwila

General News Public Order Act to remain as it is-Davies Mwila

Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila says the controversial Public Order Act will remain as it is.

Mr Mwila has told Parliament in a ministerial statement this is because the quality of submissions received from stakeholders have not been adequate to bring about substantive changes to the Public Order Act.

He says the Public Order Act will therefore remain as it is for the time being, but was quick to state that this does not mean that the PF government has failed to review the Act.

Mr. Mwila says the only submission worthy, which has been considered and agreed upon, is the reduction of the notification time to the Police.

He has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that the legislative workload to align the Country’s laws to the amended republican constitution has also not allowed the engagement required to reform the Public Order Act to the extent President Edgar Lungu expected.

Mr. Mwila states that reviewing the Public Order Act requires more attention, and that further consultations will also be essential to bring about substantive changes to the legislation.

And Mr. Mwila has informed the House that government has prepared adequately to ensure there is peace, before, during and after the August 11th general election.

He says preparations include the training of police officers in conflict resolution management and impartial implementation of the Public Order Act.

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  1. You will feel it in the next few months when you are in opposition and u will wish you had changed it.

    • With or without public order act at PF’s disposal, it is kuya bebele come august 11. Zambians are resolved to flush out OPF from government.

  2. Majority Zambians turned up to register as voters to remove pf because of their poor style of governance.

  3. Hon. Mwila & PF, do you really understand the Purpose of Public Order Act? What have politicians, opposition parties have got to do with the Public Order Act? The opposition parties are just confusing you because they don’t understand its purpose just like yourselves. The Purpose of Public Order Act is to govern the behaviour of private citizens in societies on daily basis like those holding functions e.g. weddings, parties etc. It existed during one party era, only becomes relevant to parties during campaign periods, & their need for it is short lived although they are crying loudest.

  4. African politicians are very retrogressive, every public decision is riddled with personal interests, nothing is done except it’s of benefit to them and that’s the real reason African countries have been sliding backwards since independence.

  5. Comment:I had respect and admiration for hon Davies mwila the way he conducted himself b4 he ascended to post of home affairs minister.So this is what power can do to pipo iam begining 2 think twice b4 i praise somebody.

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