‘Sensitise citizens on POA’

Minister of Home Affairs Davies Mwila

THE Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) says there will be need for the Ministry of Home Affairs to sensitise people on how the Public Order Act will be amended.
SACCORD executive director Boniface Chembe said in an interview yesterday that the amendment of the law has been of interest to many stakeholders and yet, it has not been taken seriously.
“The Minister of Home Affairs, Davies Mwila, reassured the nation that the POA will be amended before the August 11 general elections and if his pronouncements are taken seriously, then his ministry and the Ministry of Justice must create a concrete road map for the public on how the POA will be amended,” he said.
Mr Chembe said there is urgent need for the Ministry of Home Affairs to convene a stakeholders’ meeting where issues of concern on the POA can be addressed.
He said SACCORD is among the organisations that have

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