The National Democratic Congress is extremely disappointed with the continued decimal professional conduct being exhibited by the police on the copperbelt.
Party Secretary General Mwenya Musenge says some political elements within the hierarchy of the police command are making their work extremely difficult.
Mr. Musenge said the police have yet again been denied permission to hold its provincial consultative meeting in Kitwe which was scheduled for tomorrow at a Chillers corner in Kwacha township where the District general membership were supposed to be present.
He said his party is suprised that its request to hold this all important meeting has been turned down despite having met all the requirements by giving police the seven days notice for this meeting.
“Police have informed us that our meeting can not be sanctioned owing to security threats that the police have received intelligence information that PF carders plan to attack delegates to this meeting. As a party, we urge all NDC members at various district levels to proceed and attend this meeting”, Mr. Musenge said.
He said the meeting will go ahead with or without police presence and if the police cannot protect them, they are ready to defend ourselves.
He said the move by police to deny them a permit is purely political and out of spite.
“Further, we want to inform the general membership that NDC consultant Dr. Chishimba Kambwili and all members of the central committee will be in Kitwe tomorrow for the provincial conference”, he added.