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Zambia Police Service Seeks 3,000 Officers Ahead Of 2021 Elections

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has said the Zambia Police Service needs to build up its numbers and has therefore requested that the government authorises the recruitment of 3,000 officers ahead of next year’s general election.

The IG, who was speaking at the Zambia Police Superiors’ Annual Ball in Lusaka on Friday, said there will be increased political activities starting this year which will require increased police presence.

“My command is aware of emerging political forces working in conspiracy to elicit undesirable behaviours inimical to the peace and good order of our country. At the same time, we have observed with concern the emerging crime trends such as use of guns and other offensive weapons perpetuated by some suspected political cadres. Further, we regret that some individuals have gone to the extent of daring police by posting their images on social media whilst armed and dressed in regalia which resembles that of the police and the military with intent to cause fear and alarm to the general public. Your excellency, the gravity of events we anticipate to take place as we head towards the general elections need us to build up on our numbers. It is in this respect that we humbly request your excellency, to consider granting us special authority to recruit 3,000 officers this year, so that we have enough man power to prepare adequately and be able to police the 2021 tripartite elections,” Mr Kanganja appealed to President Lungu.

And President Lungu urged police officers to work tirelessly to ensure that peace prevails during elections.

“Indeed, your work is treasured by many peace-loving Zambians. Inspector General of police: bear in mind that political activities are likely to scale up ahead of next year’s general elections. Therefore, there is need to ensure that you prepare the officers adequately to maintain law and order and nip the culture of violence in the bud. As we head towards the 2021 general elections, we should do everything possible to curb the culture of guns, and other forms of electoral violence,” the Head of State said.

Minister of Home Affairs Mr. Stephen Kampyongo told the Zambia Police Service to curb cyber crimes.

“My clarion call is that it shouldn’t be business as usual this year 2020 against cyber criminals. The Commander in Chief’s office has not been spared in terms of attacks,” Mr. Kampyongo said.

©Zambia Reports 2020.

74 Comments

  1. Nelson Phiri

    That’s great news about the Zambia police

    • Observa

      3000 recruits, what for? Where do they go after elections? Does kanganja mind about the wage bill?? This is not a police state where electorates must be intimidated by police..

      • 2021pf

        Foolish man ,honestly how could u ask such rubbish question ‘your same pipo demanding employment n that is the chance for the Zambian youths not for you chimbwi. Santa nyoko matole yako

  2. Nelson Phiri

    The recruitment need to be fast,so that officers could be very taff for the preparation for the general elections

  3. P.M

    This could be the only country where the police is beefed up because of pending elections.

  4. Herv Rena

    That mean 3000 more of cadres!?

  5. Thomas mwanza

    I sympathys with that.cos this punk’s they’re threatening… and I also wanna be one of those who will be selected..when inlowing please…my digits 0978270021

    • Thomas mwanza

      Please general kakoma kanganja.. I’m appealing to you sir to not leave me to this initiation .I have some qualifications like my satisfact for nine and tweve … so your honour how can I apply to police force..cos I really been awaiting for this day to come in my life… “yours sincerely”

    • 2021pf

      Yes Mr Mwansa your line is clear God will c u through 3000 is a good number .this is wat we want employment to youths.

      • Ralph musialike

        Those are one of the employments we want as youths… please sir count me as well in that 3000 recruits. 0978512809

  6. Herv Rena

    What development do Police bring to this country kanshi,employ more Teachers pls.Koms this PF Govt,kaya.

    • Geoffrey Bwamba Mwalya

      Herv Rena uli chikopo sana, how do u enjoy your peace & freedom without security presence from the police service?Learn to think before you comment.

      • 5x unfit for plot 1

        Iwe GBM, up to now you don’t know that these Hakaivotela Heka sympathises fikopo sana? Where have you been all this time? Imagine someone criticising development of roads that we don’t eat roads.
        Anyway, they are supporters of an under 5 politician, we can’t say much.Ku loleshafye!

    • Nelson Phiri

      Just because you are a teacher,think about others

    • Gift nkhoma

      employ teacher so that our fellow youths fail the all country we want peace in this country plz police officer are needed

  7. Abantu mucalo

    The election will be fair, and HH will be the winner, please recruit teachers and medical person who can brings development rather than police officers. Thank you!

    • Think

      Elyo nomba HH akalila sana because that 3000 Will be PF votes . this is the advantage of being in support of ruling party. Why should recruited not the one who employs them. One who can’t appreciate then he is a son or daughter of a witch viva of 2021 is going to win again . with 3000 police, 30000 health and again teachers though you don’t thank pls learn to thank uwakwesha ubushiku ba mutasha ilyo bwacha. I age you all who will be employed vote widely for the government which has employed you .this is the only way You can thank some one for doing good for you. Like for us who Will not be employed by govt the only way to appreciate is to give them a vote for what we have seen they have done .eg good roads ,schools ,every province a university has been constructed, hospitals a clinics done workers in uniforms good houses MWe bathu what has HH done In this country that can convince me to vote for him . selling the mines at a silver plate living miners more especially at K CM now under liquidation suffering and you come and say HH is a business man an economist who has fake knowledge of economist. An economist failing to understand why mealmeal has gone . shame HH go back to school . and learn demand and supply.

      • 2021pf

        Wiseman tell them they should appreciate coz we where crying about employment. .the pblm they think Their president HH will be giving all things on silver plate .lungu as done alot , some of us we v travelled country wide n we’re seen wat is going on .i hate HH like death .

        • Kelly Shikabuwa

          Thanks 2021pf, I was looking foward to this moment to come.please my line 0963841908 in this number 3, 000 is good.God answer my prayer.2021pf speak for US.

        • Gift nkhoma

          Sir my line is 0967969297 help us work for our county and our president mr edger chagwa lungu ifintu ni pf

  8. Brian Chewe

    Good 👍 move hope it will fairly.. Am waiting for it

  9. Razor

    Does government have enough resources to recruit that number of police officers?

  10. Jjayson

    The zp force is infiltrated by cadres in police uniform. Pf cadres masquarade as police officers & are the causers of violence, no wonder they are never arrested even if they kill someone. These will be the same cadres in uniform that will intimidate voters and manipulate votes. Ba opposition alliance should also recruit more voters to beat pf with a very wide margin, and ensure to seal most of pf rigging loopholes.

  11. Wallen mwanza

    For equal opportunity, each province should get a certain percentage of that 3,000 . Because zambia is not only about Lusaka or copperbelt but consist of all ten provinces including vubwi district. So we 3 out 3,000 to come from vubwi.

  12. Kcm

    Hmm recruiting police officers for election purposes whereby cardres shall be picked,there are a lot of police officers making private places at mcm sob,kcm black mountain,mwinilunga gold mines,please recall them.

  13. Muyunds

    Too much corruption guys ,u just need vote ,nw we can’t put APA in HH

  14. 5x unfit for plot 1

    Iwe GBM, up to now you don’t know that these Hakaivotela Heka sympathises fikopo sana? Where have you been all this time? Imagine someone criticising development of roads that we don’t eat roads.
    Anyway, they are supporters of an under 5 politician, we can’t say much.Ku loleshafye!

  15. Rabson

    Security is needed but the government needs to employ the right people.we all need to serve our nation..
    Interested in zp

  16. Observa

    3000 recruits, what for? Where do they go after elections? Does kanganja mind about the wage bill?? This is not a police state where electorates must be intimidated by police..

  17. man of substance

    recruiting more policemen who are just going to kill themselves at least teachers

  18. xxx3

    people who are saying hh will keep on loosing dont forget zambians are full of tries, nowonder unip and mmd packed so nomatter what just know that pf one day it wil pack and hakaivotela heka wil be the president. i see nothing special about pf. dont 4get this is not zimbabwe or south africa were one party has ruled for decades this is zambia

  19. Shadreck

    I think oppositions are all blind to see what the gvt is doing.. Anyway its political,
    But what we dont want again is bring BULL on flag or ndalama mmmm awe…. Am happy also that ur so callf hh is desperate

  20. Herv Rena

    Iwe ci Think,opposition is not just about HH,there are so many other upcoming politicians that we are banking on,woo!

  21. Niso kodibba

    good news ,recruit today and make sure that they will be on pay roll before 2021 ,,and let them work as civil servants in uniforms.program ipanga sense malova yapaka pa zed, better than using cadres.

  22. AnnonyTun

    PF Yalishibikwa

    All the votes are yours for as long as mwatingeneselako Bana nchito

  23. Samdeez

    not only should they recruit police officers but also soldiers remember in previous elections what happened in dundumwezi,the demolition of roads by the cadres only the soldiers had to take control of the situation police and soldiers are needed we need peace and let the best win

  24. Eagle lager

    We know already that you are planning to recruit your caders so that they can have more freedom to beat and kill innocent people especially in opposition , but don’t forget that what you do to others , they will do it to also all your movements will be watched and the secrets shall be reaviled.

  25. Kay Lee

    Govts can fail to feed the whole nation in times famine in order to keep the peace cuz a hungry person is an angry person.so an uprising is inavitable when poverty is at levels.This in turn causes the mass population to have no regard to laws and authority but to my suprise money is always available to tighten security which will automatically rob our freedoms away(unnecessary “Shishitaz”) its like clapping for a Witch in Chicewa ati ” kuwombela mfiti m’manja” its like Ba Pf have smelled some riots,burning of infrastructure,bloodshed in their loss in 2021 ka? what else can a Father who fails to feed his children 3 meals a day do if its not to keep a big stick or a hoe handle to crush whoever protests demanding food from him as his responsibility. MORE SECURITY = LESS FREEDOM The new world order states: Govts make yourselves more forces to handle human uprisings due to the crashing economies worldwide Lol! Just look at that van with a gun mounted upon it How much is one of those? Nanga bag ya Mealie Meal?

  26. Andrew zimba

    Sir I really like this work I wish to be among the ones you will pick ,help please ,my number 0964476950,

  27. Andrew zimba

    Sir I really like this work I wish to be among the ones you will pick ,help please ,my number 0964476950, have tried applying many times have never been picked I need help please please !

  28. Mwenya

    someone is foreseeing and preparing for confusion…
    signs of the times

  29. Dewin

    This is really cool and nice decision,
    Please I have been waiting for the same oppotunity I have the qualifications Including my certificate please don’t miss me out from this

  30. mazuba George hanaumba

    we will be waiting for this opportunity Mr honourable kanganja,last year I was left out but this time I know I will be selected

  31. Mbewe Leah

    Sir I really like this work I wish to among the ones you will pick..help me sir please my number 0975190258 please Sir

  32. Richard Zulu

    Am really interested in this year’s recruitment and I have all the qualifications that are required…. Please sir kindly help my contact is 0971860854 thank you…. Don’t forget us this time.

  33. Mansa

    It’s a good decision by the government by suggesting to deploy more security officers during and after the election, this is really true sign of more jobs to the Zambian people particularly to the Zambian youths thnks zmbn gvrnmt for that remember us honourable that day 0961 318413.

    • Abraham

      That’s good development, I want if possible to be amongst the 3000 officers that will be recruited in readiness for the ahead of 2021 tripartite elections.Honest speaking, the Zambian citizens youths and in of employment and the defeated and am one of them..So ba IG , how can a poor man like me table my application letter? How can I access more information concerning recruitment.. Please help us.Those that are fortunate, God bless you and protected you.

  34. Wendy Mutayomba

    Sir I really want to be part of the police force please I need help my line is 0972070413..God bless

  35. Serah

    Wow interested hope not to be left this time 0760906640

  36. Siamecollins

    Indeed that’s a good number am looking forward to it as well nalema applying please IG HELP ME

  37. Jayvee

    That is a very good idea …Hope this time I get a chance of being accepted …May the selection be free and fair.. Zambia is a Christian Nation

  38. Webster

    It is a welcome move and that’s the way to go for peace to be maintained.
    Those saying PF carders in police uniform you are just laying. PF is just highly favored. Wait for 2021 to come we are winning again.
    0968161997

  39. Musonda Ashley

    Please don’t left me again sir I really interested to be a police officer my line 0966808791

  40. prince jay

    Wat is going to happen for the government to that, ? and then wat wl happen after elections? since they are just for 2021 elections,after that done deal,

  41. Brenda nakweti Mungela

    Interested in joining zambia police service

  42. Ralph musialike

    thank u 2021pf. I was waiting for this opportunity to come and am very humbled with the recruitment of 3000 police officers, I am kindly asking for your favor of including me as yours recruits of 2020 please INSPECTOR GENERAL KAKOMA KANGANJA. my contact number is 0978512809.. and my qualifications of Nine and twelve results are available. yours sincerely

  43. Nawah

    we’re happy about that.much pleased but what we experience every time is corruption

  44. Kenward

    Thank you for this oppoturnity, this is the true sign that our pf government is doing great by creating more jobs for zambians. I have been waiting for this oppoturnity lets hope this time i will not be left out, how be among 3000 recruits. Please mr honourable kanganja consider me in this recruitment my line is 0971111661.

  45. Kenward

    Lets hope this year it will be free and fair recruitment, Coz we heard that have already started recruiting secretely there relatives. So if its not free and fair tell us we look for connectors before too late.

  46. Cassani

    Wow

  47. Cathy

    This is the best
    I hope I will be among the 3000

    • Benjamin Tembo

      That’s a good plan Zambia ,I also want to be one of the people who will be recruited,am a male aged 23years old ,a full Zambian with a green registration card I have a grade twelve certificate and an ICT UNZA certificate ,I wish to be one of the police officers that’s my dream,my phone number is 0979090083.My email address is benttembz@gmail.com.

  48. shadrick lewila

    That’s a good plan Zambia, I also want to be one of the people who will be recruiting, i am a male zambian citizen aged 21years old with a green registration card I have gone up to grade nine in education but still wish to finish my seniour secondary courses when i prepare resources adequatels, I wish to be one of the police officers that’s my dream, my phone number is 0962369438.

  49. Boswell Sitali

    this is good and it’s our opportunity to us youths seeking for employment, this will be good cause it will help us youths to control and protect our country has we have fresh blood.

  50. lewis chipasha

    Please sir don’t leave me out. I am 20years old I completeted my secondary education in 2018 with good grades. Your response will be highly appreciated. 0968613098

  51. lewis chipasha

    Please sir don’t leave me out. I am 20years old I completeted my secondary education in 2018 with good grades. Your response will be highly appreciated. 0968613098

  52. James

    That’s a great opportunity for me thanks for the go

  53. James

    That’s a great opportunity for me thanks for the government.I hope I will be among them because I know must about that with help of the boys brigade

  54. James Mbeba

    This is my line 0763253234

    • Bright Daka

      Sure and steadfast this year i am ready for the recruitment. Looking forward to a peaceful nation

  55. Russell chilala

    Check out what’s happening to copperbelt,ritual killings and more security is needed in the country 2021pf my number is 0966357442

  56. Chanda yolamu

    am well prepared to join the team… and I have all requirement that needed sir my number is 0961190702…

  57. Lawrence kakompe

    Am praying that i get picked this year

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