Nchelenge PF cadres accuse MP of neglect
Nchelenge , June 11, 2013, ZANIS—Scores of Patriotic Front-PF cadres in Nchelenge district of Luapula province this morning matched to the district administration and demanded to be addressed by the district commissioner Royd Chakaba.
The cadres earlier defied police counsel to follow the normal channel and obtain a police permit.
The cadres insisted that they were not violent and that all they wanted was to bring their grievances to the attention of the government.
Police officers at Nchelenge station had earlier intercepted the demonstrating cadres in Kashikishi area and advised them to get a permit as provided for by the law and warned them against engaging in illegal activities.
The cadres are accusing the area Member of Parliament Raymond Mpundu of among other issues neglecting his electorates.
The cadres further claimed that some people loyal to the member of parliament have allegedly started conniving and are selling fertilizer which has just been delivered to the district intended for distribution to the vulnerable people.
However, Nchelenge district commissioner Royd Chakaba could not address the cadres because they had no permit.
Mr Chakaba advised the cadres to follow the law and obtain a police permit.
The district commissioner said he was ready to meet the cadres and hear their grievances but underscored the importance of abiding by the law and urged the grieving cadres to follow the procedure.
The cadres who remained calm were dispersed by police officers who kept vigil at the district administration offices.