Police were in breach – Speaker

Police officers keep vigil at Woodlands Police Station
Police officers

Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini says Police should allow Members of Parliament to hold meetings in their constituents.


Dr. Matibini says the Parliamentarians do not require a Police Permit but should notify the Police of their presence.

He said this in his ruling on the point of order raised by Mwinilunga MP, Stephen Katuka against Home Affairs Minister Davis Mwila following the Police move to obstruct him from holding meetings in his constituency.


Dr. Matibini said the Police were in breach of privilege accorded to Parliamentarians to visit their constituencies.
He said Parliament is concerned to learn that Mr. Katuka was hindered from addressing his constituents on account that he did not give the police seven days notice.