Another group of NGOs seeks permit to protest removal of subsidy

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A consortium of civil society organization has applied for a police permit to hold a protest on Friday May 31, over the removal of subsidy.

Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), President Andrew Ntewewe disclosed that the CSO have already written to the police to notify them on the planned protest.

The CSO joins many other organizations that are protesting over government move to remove subsidy on fuel and maize.

Other group comprising the, Foundation for Democratic Process(FODEP), Operation Young Voters(OYV), Anti Voter Apathy Project (AVAP) and others who have declared a ‘Black Friday’ over the same removal of subsidies.

The opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) is also expected to hold a political rally in Chawama to protest over the removal of the subsidy.

Speakers will include UPND President Hakainde Hichilema, some civil society leaders and some students union.

Police has though denied the opposition political party permit to hold the rally but the party has insisted to hold ahead with the rally as planned.

 

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One Response to Another group of NGOs seeks permit to protest removal of subsidy

  1. Invite church leaders also to speak.

    THANKS
    May 26, 2013 at 10:04 am
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