The police have told the opposition UPND that only five people will be allowed to march to parliament to protest the illegal and selfish allocation of K1.4 billion to construct president Michael Sata’s House.
The police have also reduced the time the UPND supporters should spend on the peaceful protest from the intended four to two hours.
Further, the police have reduced the length of the route the peaceful demonstrators should take. The UPND want to march from their secretariat in Rhodes Park to parliament building but the police have told them that the five should walk from the showground gate nearest to parliament.
The police have also told the opposition that at no time should any of them step on the Great East road.
The response to the UPND was signed by Lusaka Commissioner of Police JK Kasosa
Last week, the UPND wrote a letter notifying the police of their intention to hold a peaceful procession to Parliament building.
The UPND stated that they intend to present a petition to the Parliamentarians to stop the illegal allocation of K1.4billion towards the construction of President Sata’s retirement house and K20bn towards the constitution making process which the UPND allege has no legal framework.