Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja
Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says environmental crimes such as poaching has negatively affected the economies of many African Countries more especially in the Southern Region, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.

Speaking at the official opening of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Co-operation Organization (SARPCCO) Rhino, Elephant and illegal logging Environmental Crime workshop in Lusaka yesterday, IG kanganja said there is need to address the menace on wildlife by putting in place austerity measures.

Mr. Kanganja stated that the three day workshop will ensure that delegates are professionally trained and urged them to go back in their respective countries and train others also so that countries in SADC region can quickly address the scourge that have endangered species like Elephant, Rhinos, Pangolin and leopards.

He cited the recent plummeting reports showing populations in various countries as a result of illegal wildlife traders.

Mr. Kanganja stressed the need for countries and conservationists in the SADC region to come up with new approaches and strategies that will expedite in fighting transitional crimes which are on the increase in the region.

He observed that the gangs are using sophisticated methods which include water poisoning, planes and night vision equipment to track Rhinos.

“Environmental crimes such as poaching has negatively affected the economies of many African countries more especially in the southern region” IG Kakoma kanganja said

Meanwhile the Regional specialized officer Mr. Rso Mbumba based in Harare said in his remarks that it is important to hasten the enforcement of environmental laws and regulations so that the environment gets protected and the environmental harm is reduced as soon as possible.

Mr. Mbumba anticipated that delegates will utilize the three day workshop to devise appropriate strategies which will succor in combating environmental crimes in the SADC region.

“The importance of enforcing environmental laws and regulations is that the environment gets protected and the environmental harm is reduced” he said

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7 COMMENTS

    • This is the most useless IG in the history of this country. I am nor surprised because Edgar is the worst president we have ever had. Life under Sata, RB, Mwanawasa was much better

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  1. No Lombe, he oversees wildlife police officers. Remember ZAWA is now a department of National parks & wildlife services in the Ministry of Tourism. There will be an anti poaching unit under the police to enforce wildlife law. Its in order for him to comment.

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  2. Kanganja, how about your PF & PF police brutality on the innocent and on UPND? has it not affected Zambia’s peace and economy thru lack of good investment? are your PF cardes and is not your PF police mentality endangering Zambian lives/peace?

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  3. Recycled material from Sylvia Masebo’s days. Please come up with your own unique remedies and recommendations. Thank you!

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