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.