Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba says the Patriotic Front government remains consistent on the issue of the Barotse Agreement of 1964.
Kabimba, who is also Patriotic Front Secretary General, says the developmental projects which the government has embarked on in Western Province show that it means well in tackling issues of development and poverty not only in one province but in all the 10 provinces of the country.
He says it is important that all citizens participate in the development process of the country.
Kabimba says arbitrary arrests and intimidation cannot be the vehicle to promote citizens participation in the social and economic affairs of the country.
He states that it is important to note that government has a duty to maintain law and order in the country, thereby; it is the primary responsibility of government to ensure that citizens go about their day to day activities in peace and without fear of intimidation cultivated by other citizens in any district or province.