Police to avert violence in Katuba 

By Staff Reporter
POLICE will engage all political partities contesting the Katuba by-election in order to avert any possible clashes.
Central Province Police Commissioner Chola Katanga told ZNBC News that police wanted to ensure the election was violence free.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set July 30, for the Katuba by election and other local government by-elections.

Meanwhile, Anti-Voter Apathy (AVAP) Executive Director, Richwell Mulwani, said his organisation had already started conducting voter education with the electorate.

Mulwani said that it is important that people especially youths are reminded of their right to vote and the need to uphold peace before, during and after elections.

He observed that since Katuba was near Lusaka, it as easy for youths to go to Katuba to cause distractions hence the need to sensitise the people in the area not to entertain any form of violence.

Meanwhile, Mulwani has also stated that AVAP would further engage political party leaders on the need to uphold the electoral code of conduct during the by elections.

The Katuba Constituency seat fell vacant following the death of the area Member of Parliament Patricia Mwachingwele.