Government says it is deeply saddened that men and women in uniform also participate on ill platforms on social media contrary to their calling of a disciplined cadre of personnel.
Home Affairs Minister, Stephen Kampyongo said it is unfortunate that officers opt to participate on social media thereby inciting the public to rise against the government of the day.
Mr. Kampyongo said government is working with Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) and other stakeholders to deal with those officers found wanting of contributing to ill social media platforms.
The Minister said this when he officiated at the 2017 Zambia Police Senior Officers annual ball in Lusaka last evening.
“It has come to my attention that disgruntled uniformed officers are also participating on social media inciting members of the general public to turn against the duly elected Head of State,” he said.
He warned that stern action will be taken against those found posting falsehoods against the government of the day.
And Mr. Kampyongo has also warned uniformed officers in the habit of drinking whilst on duty saying it is a serious offense which is denting the image of the security personnel.
And Mr. Kampyongo also delivered a special message from President Edgar Lungu that he has called for unity of purpose, discipline and productivity among the men and women in uniform in order for Zambia to attain her industrialization vision.
And speaking earlier, Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja declared that 2018 as a year of raising levels of discipline in the Zambia Police Service.
Mr. Kanganja disclosed that the service will this year train pilots and aircraft technicians at a base to be set soon.
He said once the air wing project is operationalized, it will improve efficiency and effectiveness in the fight against crime through quick response by reaching out to inaccessible and isolated areas.
Mr. Kanganja also challenged men and women to leave politics to politicians and resign if they want to actively participate in politics.
The 2017 Zambia Police Service Annual ball which was earlier postponed due to cholera was attended by former First lady Christine Kaseba, State House Press Aide Amos Chanda, some cabinet ministers, retired defense chiefs and other senior government officials.