Mansa Central by-election disrupts Zambia Police recruitment exercise

Zambia Police in Riot gear
Zambia Police in Riot gear
 Zambia Police in Riot gear
Zambia Police in Riot gear

PROSPECTIVE police officers will have to wait a while longer for an opportunity to join the service following the postponement of the November 19 interviews.
Zambia Police acting public relations officer Esther Mwaata-Katongo said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday  Nov 14th) that the interviews have been deferred to allow the police to prepare for the November 22 Mansa Central parliamentary by-election.
“This is meant to allow ourselves to prepare and deploy enough officers to effectively police the by-election before, during and after,” Mrs Katongo said.
The interviews, which were slated for November 19 at all police provincial headquarters, have been postponed to a date yet to be determined.
“However, police in respective divisional headquarters will be receiving application letters from 19th November, 2013 to 6th December, 2013. The date of interviews will be communicated,” she said.
Five political parties are contesting the Mansa parliamentary by-election.
These are the United Party for National Development (UPND), MMD, the Patriotic Front (PF), Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) and UNIP.
UPND is represented by Rosemary Mwiche, MMD has Alfred Kapolyo, Chitalu Chilufya is for PF, Charles Mwelwa for UNIP and Alfred Mwape is standing on the FDD ticket.