Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo
Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo says acts of daring the police service will not be tolerated in 2019.

And the country recorded a reduction in criminal wave 10.2 percent in 2018, Inspector General Police Kakoma Kanganja has disclosed.

Meanwhile, Minister of Home affairs Stephen Kampyongo congratulated Mr. Kanganja for assuming the Chairmanship of the Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation, SARPCCO.

Expressing government’s concern with the growing tendency by some political players that are in the tendency of daring police officers in the rest past, Mr. Kampyongo says government will this year on not entertain such acts.

“ This is because being brave than police officers amounts to promoting lawlessness and anarchy in the country, “ said the minister..

Speaking when he officiated at the 2018 Zambia Police Service Senior Officers’ annual ball in Lusaka last evening, Mr. Kampyongo urged politicians to operate within the confines of the law as no one was above the law.

He said government is committed to upholding the rule of law noting that democracy or freedom of speech does not provide for lawlessness.

“The growing tendency by some political players to promote lawlessness and anarchy, including acts of daring the police concern government.

“ No politician is above the law and my appeal to those in the political arena is to simply apply within the confines of the law,” Mr. Kampyongo said.

He consequently challenged police officers in the country to critically examine themselves in 2019 in the emerging social platforms.

He also cautioned the officers against abusing social media as they dent the image of the institution.

And the country recorded a reduction in criminal wave 10.2 percent in 2018, Inspector General Police Kakoma Kanganja has disclosed.

Inspector General Kanganja disclosed that statistics reaching his office revealed that there was a reduction in criminal wave in 2018 in the country translating into 10.2 percent.

13,001 criminal cases were reported in 2018 compared to 14,481 cases in 2017 during the period under review.

Attributing the reduction in crime to curbed illegal activities of gangs in Lusaka and on the Copperbelt, respectively, the Inspector General however said smuggling of mealie-meal and illegal export of mukula tree logs among others also emerged as another form of crime in the past year.

Mr. Kanganja however, regretted that the number of gender based violence increased to 18,128 last year from 16,090 in 2017 accounting for 12.7 percent increase.

On road traffic accidents (RTAs), Mr. Kanganja said RTA increased by 723 last year from 22,152 in 2017.

The Police Chief further reported that the introduction of direct deposit system helped the institution to raise K57 million revenue above target and that corruption cases against officers reduced in six provinces.

Mr. Kanganja however implored the men and women in uniform to remain steadfast and continue to be royal to the government of the day.

Meanwhile, Minister of Home affairs Stephen Kampyongo congratulated Mr. Kanganja for assuming the Chairmanship of the Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation, SARPCCO.

The Minister said Commander In-chief of the Armed Force President Edgar Lungu is pleased with this status and he expects Zambia to benefit from the professional conduct of Mr. Kanganja.

The 2018 annual ball was unique in that former home ministers namely Ronnie Shikapwasha, Peter Machungwa, Lameck Mangani attended the ball. Others are former defense chiefs, inspector generals of police that were among senior government and PF party officials.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Elaborating on some key points;
    No politician is above the law and no police officer is above the law.
    Police officers not to be loyal to the government of the day but the constitution of the day. Being loyal to the government of the day is a bit confusing because it keeps changing colours depending on its emotions. As you were!

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    • What is going on? Are traffic accidents divided in 2, some belong to that Soko of RSTA and some to ZP? Because that Damba-##@ Soko said his RSTA accidents went down in numbers, but Kanganja’s numbers have increased.

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    • Such a poorly written story! Who’s gonna save this sunken profession? Save the reader from such landmines as these below:
      And the country recorded a reduction in criminal wave 10.2 percent in 2018, Inspector General Police Kakoma Kanganja has disclosed.
      Expressing government’s concern with the growing tendency by some political players that are in the tendency of daring police officers in the rest past, Mr. Kampyongo says government will this year on not entertain such acts.

      “ This is because being brave than police officers amounts to promoting lawlessness and anarchy in the country, “ said the minister..

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    • A dull politician warning fellow Politicians not to dare the Police and that No politician is above the law….does not see how silly he sounds!

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    • Lock ’em up lawbreakers. The niggaz can not be allowed to be the final chapters of our motherland.
      Cage ’em thickheads.

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  2. Do you ever ask yourselves what legacy will follow you or you would rather die in power like most dictator’s? PF cadres are allowed to gather, protest etc ANYTIME without notifying anybody. While NDC have yet again been denied permission to hold its provincial consultative meeting in Kitwe which was scheduled for tomorrow at a Chillers corner in Kwacha township where the District general membership were supposed to be present.
    A few weeks ago Police in Chingola denied the UNDP a permit for its card renewal exercise, surely these undemocratic tendency.

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    • Kalanda landa fye taka yumfwila no luse,that is the problem of being dull,he os promoting lawlessness and condemning opposition for demanding to exercise their rights

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  3. “ This is because being brave than police officers amounts to promoting lawlessness and anarchy in the country, “

    That is what lungu and his thug gang of theives call opposition to PF……

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    • Monga ni story yamu kachasu,i wish he said this because he took too much at the annual ball,but no that is his calibre, even if told to read this pathetic story he would see nothing wrong…

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  4. Nga ni ichi chena chiwelewele fye, nembwa iwameko… Lungu’s minister all dull and stup!d just like there thieving debarred boss of theirs

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  5. For how long will ka Kampyongo continue threatening very important citizens? Did this boy read abit of civics to understand human rights and basic knowledge about democracy the time he spent in Katondo street. Ka Kampyongo will one day regret as no one will stand behind him in uniform.

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  6. I wish minister Kampyongo would speak with the same zeal when PF cadres riot and throw stones at their opponents.You treat PF cadres as if they’re above the law.

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  7. Mwebantu ndemona chisungu fye Chaba lipota. Be careful before you condemn the source check the reporter

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  8. We deserve intelligent policians(also journalist or reporters who can write in English) who inspire the nation when they speak, we are tired of these senseless warnings.
    Daring police is not breaking the law, educate yourself before you speak.

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  9. Opposition ask permit from ???? (police) despite of not being allowed to organize they partys ,but PF is opposite of that,now who breaks the law.people we see to be ministers today under mmd it was very difficult to find a dull ministers like these we have today.2021 you will kill us with your police .

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