——-Police in Northern Province say they are geared to provide adequate security for the forthcoming presidential by-election.
Northern Province police commissioner, Charity Katanga, made the assurance during the police Annual Ball held at Lunzuwa Gardens in Kasama on Friday night.
Ms Katanga told the gathering that police officers in the province had a solemn duty to ensure law and order is upheld during the election.
She said police will not tolerate any violence from any political players.
The police regional chief appealed to politicians to uphold the Public Order Act during their campaigns.
Ms Katanga said police in the northern districts of the country have further been instructed to be firm but fair in administering the law during the elections.
This year’s Annual Ball, whose theme is, ‘Celebrating 50 years of Impartial and Transparency Policing’, was attended by several government officials, businessmen and senior police officers in the province.