Kanganja assures of peace in Katuba 

By Staff Reporter

Inspector General of Police Kokoma Kanganja has assured of peace as voting takes place in the Katuba parliamentary by-election today.

And voting started on a high note as voters started queuing as early as 05:30 awaiting the official opening of polling stations at 06:00 hrs.

”I wish to re-iterate the importance of maintaining the peace by all political players so as to avoid spoiling the peaceful environment that has so far prevailed in Katuba constituency and other areas from the time the campaigns commenced,” Kangaja said.

And  Kanganja has disclosed that police have information regarding criminal minded people who are planning to incite others to bring disturbances and violence.

He has however warned that the Zambia police service is more than determined and ready to bring the perpetrators to book.

Kanjanja said as a preventive measure, more police officers have been deployed to beef up the current manpower so as to enhance security.

”The increase in the number of officers deployed is basically intended to protect the electorate and all other stakeholders as well as repel any imminent disruption of the good order and peace that has prevailed since the inception of campaigns,” he said.

Voting is expected to close at 18:00 hrs.