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IG Hails Massive Infrastructural for Police by Govt

Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja has thanked government for the grand infrastructural projects that has seen accommodation for staff and other facilities built for the service.

Speaking during his revenue and monitoring tour of Eastern Province today, Kanganja said the government was trying its best to address and mitigate most of the challenges by constantly engaging the police.

“Allow me also to thank the PF government of his Excellency President Edgar Lungu for the unwavering support rendered through massive infrastructure development. This has come in form of office and residential accommodation challenges among officers coupled with that, there also continued modernization of police operations through procurement of modern policing equipment and tools,” he said.

Kanganja said as an organized body the police depend on four fundamental principles for effective policing.

He named the fundamental principles as discipline, a corruption free police service, non-partisan politics and human rights.

Kanganja also launched the Direct Deposit System which would require for the direct deposit of cash that people pay to police through the banks.

“You may wish to know that the Zambia Police Service contributes to the national budget through non-tax revenue in form of fees and fines. This, we have been doing by collecting fees and fines from members of the public and later depositing these funds into bank accounts at various commercial banks. However, the Direct Deposit System has been necessitated by government’s policy which has directed all government institutions to migrate to the e-governance system in order to enhance service delivery,” he said.

Kanganja said it is projected that collection of the much needed revenue will enormously improve.

He urged police officers not to engage in partisan politics and that if they want to do so they should resign from the police service.

“If you want to engage in partisan politics, resign and handover that uniform to me, I will gladly receive it,” said Kanganja.

10 Comments

  1. My husband

    Aweeeee!

  2. hasty

    Comment On your way to hell!

  3. Mr. K

    Yes the y should not engage in partisan politics they are voters they should vote for. Pf gvt which is caring

  4. MR ZED

    ok! thats a nice idea

  5. Jomwa

    We must have the police account everywhere but even withdrawal of cases and shishita must be issuing us receipts coz I have never seen an officer even a single day issuing such receipts to us

  6. Dr Fonicks

    in as much as the IG of police commend govt for infrastructure for the police service, probably Mr. Kanganja must know that the provincial command of northern province has the colonial buildings. a few years ago the foundation for new offices was done. nothing has been added in more than two years or so. I personally think that Kasama in particular has not seen any tangible development for the government to boast about. Look at the modern art of the police command for Muchinga. That is why, you rarely hear the President going to check on developmental projects in because there’s little or nothing to check on. If this is a lie, can some one challenge my sentiments. I rest my case.

  7. Dr Fonicks

    in as much as the IG of police commend govt for infrastructure for the police service, probably Mr. Kanganja must know that the provincial command of northern province has the colonial buildings. a few years ago the foundation for new offices was done. nothing has been added in more than two years or so. I personally think that Kasama in particular has not seen any tangible development for the government to boast about. Look at the modern art of the police command for Muchinga. That is why, you rarely hear the President going to check on developmental projects in Kasama because there’s little or nothing to check on. If this is a lie, can some one challenge my sentiments. I rest my case.

  8. Razor

    That is the job of government to build infrastructure for the police and other government departments so why thank them. It’s like saying thank you for opening letting you pass the toll gate after paying. All the fines and fees you are collecting is meant for that.

    • Truth man

      You are right Razor, it appears some people are still in the era of hero worshipping of the 1970s when a head of state was considered to be a semi God.They don’t know that the government is put in power to develop and deliver service to the public.At the end of the day this money comes in from direct and indirect Taxes people pay 24/7.The bootlicking culture is very much imbeded especially in those who grew up in the Kaunda era. It Will take time for people to change especially for those who are directly appointed by the President himself because as the saying goes, they have to dance to the master’s tune.

      • Ben Shaft

        I do not think there is need for you to bring in Dr Kaunda in a derogatory fashion.Let’s learn to respect him even if you were not born in his era.PF is doing well in so many areas,and creditp should be given where it is due.

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