A LOT of people are surprised to hear the statement from former Home Affairs minister Stephen Kampyongo who has questioned the police for misinterpreting the Public Order Act and stopping people from holding public gathering without a ‘permit’. Honourable Kampyongo who is also a lawmaker for Shiwang’andu Constituency recently expressed surprise that police are still talking about permits when people only need to inform the authorities about the activities they wish to hold. Stephen KAMPYONGO: “The challenge with the Public Order Act has just been the interpretation by the implementing institution which is the Zambia Police. There is misinterpretation and misunderstanding between the Zambia Police and the public at large. So you hear people still talk about permits like what…...

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