Lusaka, October 16, ZANIS–Government has directed the Zambia Police to ensure that civil disobediences in the country are quashed before they escalate.
Minister of Home Affairs Ngosa Simbyakula said the police have the duty to ensure that unruly behaviours are put to a halt so that all citizens continue living in peace.
Dr. Simbyakula has however called on the police not to go beyond their policing duties and further warned the officers against engaging in partisan politics.
ZANIS reports that the Minister was speaking during the pass out parade of 357 recruit constables at Geoffrey Mukuma Training school in Sondela area in Kafue district today.
Dr. Simbyakula has further since directed Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani to deploy the new recruits to the neediest parts of the country in order to enhance development.
He also called on Ms. Libongani to ensure that officers continue undergoing intensive specialized training aimed at curbing organised crime in line with the evolving world.
And Inspector General Stella Libongani praised government for its continued support to the training of the new officers.
Ms. Libongani said this development has boosted the morale among the recruits.
She charged that the police was ready to offer professional service to the Zambian people and called on the public to report all kinds of crimes to the police.
She further warned the new officers against engaging themselves in unwarranted social behaviours saying those found wanting will be severely dealt with.
Earlier, Geoffrey Mukuma Training School Paramilitary Battalion Commanding Officer Geza Lungu urged the new officers to use the weapons for the intended purpose and not for solving domestic violence.
Mr. Lungu further called on the officers to develop a deep sense of royalty to both the country and their fellow officers in their quest to provide quality service.
Present during the pass out parade were Central Province Minister and Kafue Member of Parliament Obvious Mwaliteta, Ministry of Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Steven Kampyongo and senior government officials.
Also in attendance were former police Inspector Generals Zunga Syakalima, Ephraim Mateyo, Martin Malama and other retired senior police officers.