Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo
Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has said that President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has urged all law enforcement agencies in the country to go beyond their areas of operation to include the continuously expanding cyber space.

In a statement he read at the to the Police officers, Mr Kampyongo said that President Lungu wants more officers to be trained in Information Technology to curb the ever increasing cases of cyber crimes in Zambia, adding that the world has become complex due to the advances in Information Communication Technologies which some unscrupulous people want to continue to abuse.

“To sustain our country’s peace and security, the reach of our law enforcement agencies has to go beyond the conventional areas of operation, to include the continuously expanding cyber space. This calls for law enforcement officers that are well trained in the information and communication technology”

“To enhance the capacity and presence of the Zambia Police Service in cyber, therefore, there is need for well trained police officers in information and communication technologies. The training of both serving and new law enforcement officers in cyber security is a matter of urgency as the country is already experiencing increasing cyber space based crimes”

In addition, President Lungu said the country has increasingly been a target of a well organized misinformation campaign, aimed at undermining the Confidence of the people in their legitimately elected government.

“The growing criminal abuse of information and communication technologies is also posing new public security threats”

He said the rapid changes in information and communication technologies also require security officers to keep learning, to stay abreast of the changes

In this regard President Lungu has since directed the Ministry of Home Affairs “to promote training of all security officers in cyber security at home and abroad and the officers selected for such training must be selected on merit”

Hon Kampyongo said, the Head of State has reaffirmed his commitment and dedication to ensure the safety of people and property in the country.

President Lungu has urged Security institutions to continue doing everything to curb the security threats arising fine conventional and cyber spaces.

“Government expects law enforcement officers to lead by example, especially with regard to upholding the law and ethical conduct. Law enforcement officers should also be wary of those who spread falsehoods and endeavor to bring them to book because spreading falsehoods is a threat and a crime”

And, a total of 693 officers of which 401 are female and 292 are male today graduated from the Zambia Police Service Kamfinsa training School of Public Order Maintenance.

Public Order Police Officers Pass out at Kanfinsa School of Public Maintenance
Public Order Police Officers Pass out at Kanfinsa School of Public Maintenance
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10 COMMENTS

  1. So people criticizing and telling the world what they are doing in dark corners on social media is “security threat” ???

    Citizen journalism is here to stay. Please keep up with the times. If you want people to stop talking, stop stealing.

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    • Dear president Lungu, you and your government have already showed that you hate press freedom. The case of the post and some TV stations have shown this.
      And whereas you are eager to curb cyber “crime” because you know that the cyberspace has been exposing the rottenness in PF. If you where really interested in fighting crime, the ministers behind buying 42 fire wheelbarrows for 42million would have been locked up. Instead when Mulusa told the truth that they where a joke, you fired him.
      Your government bought the silly ambulances for 300 thousand each. Or we can talk about your wife going with a 25 delegation to get some old finished invisible fire truck which seem to be spirits since we are yet to see them.
      What of the 48 houses whose owner you cant find even though records are…

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  2. Yet I have realized that Zambian music is going somewhere…Hard work is just needed! for it go especially if the ministry of its management can be changed and put serious people who have heart for music,movies art e.t.c….Am with two albums so and yet to relise another call mp3 JayJay mr kakupuka

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  3. Damn this ka Kampyongo chap is a serious threat to democracy. No leadership credibilities at all just talking crap this ka boy. Where did ECL fish this element from kanshi? Iwe ka chi color give ama officers enough resources to police local crime first. Give them decent salaries too. Walk before you can run iwe ka mambala. Public security in Zambia not yet there and this kama corrupt element is talking about cybersecurity. Damn I would so like to punch your teeth in you incompetent scambag. Rhetoric yada yada PFool.

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    • Cheap and childish. You and all zambians know the real threat to democracy in thos country. Go to hell with yoir stupid reasoning.

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  4. Do some research on China’s record on cyber control and clamping down on media freedom. It might give you some perspective on who and what we are dealing with here. I have no doubt that China will lend the necessary tools for suppression. While you’re at it, look at how China treats their own blue-collar workers back in their own country. On the other hand, look at the record of countries like Sweden and Iceland on their record of protection of press freedom. They are among the most peaceful and least corrupt countries in the world.

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  5. It’s like music to the ear when you listen to well thought of commencement speech and when it’s about students Achievement.

    It’s should not be about enhancing someone’s position.

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  6. This is all part of the continuing ‘reform’ of a police service to be at the politicians bidding. The ‘normal’ police, like those graduates, should be reoriented into dealing with crime on the ground – protecting the public independently and corrupt free. Real cyber crime fighting (and not a witch hunt crusade for politicians, as we know is the guise here) requires a smaller specialized unit, well funded, equipped and professional.

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