Patriots for Economic Progress president Sean Tembo says his party has written to Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja notifying him of his party’s intention to facilitate country wide protests against the recent procurement of 42 fire trucks at $42 million.
In a statement today, Tembo stated that the demonstrations would be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 12:00 hours to 17:00 hours.
“Protestors will walk peacefully from various parts of their areas to council offices. Our Party officials across the country will provide marshal services to ensure that the demonstrations are peaceful and orderly,” explained Tembo.
The PEP President urged all members of the public who were aggrieved by what he termed as “corrupt transaction involving fire tenders” to join the protest.
He assured all those who wish to participate in the demonstration that their security and safety was guaranteed.
There has been a heated debate across the country after government received 42 fire trucks from Grandview International.
An attempt by government to justify the cost of the trucks have not put off the debate as people continue calling for the reversal of the procurement.