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President Lungu opens Kanyama police station, warns against acts of violence ahead of Elections

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President Edgar Lungu has called on Zambians to deter from acts of violence ahead of the August 12, 2021 general elections.

President Lungu indicated that security is a key component of peace in a country, hence the need to uphold peace before, during and after the elections regardless of the outcome.

The Head of State urged supporters of various political parties to learn from their leaders, asking them whether they have ever seen himself and the United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema engaging in physical fighting at any point.

President Lungu stressed the need for people to abstain from engaging in acts of violence adding that it may cost the security of the country.

Speaking before he officially opened Kanyama Police Station in Lusaka today, President Lungu explained that peace and tranquility helps the flourishing of business.

The Head of State noted that the newly constructed modern police station will not only enhance security but further improve access to justice for residents of Kanyama Constituency.

He explained that the constituency only had four functional police posts which could not provide adequate services due to the increasing population.

“With the commissioning of this police station I expect enhanced security in this large township of Kanyama. It is my responsibility as President of the country to ensure peace and tranquility in all townships of Zambia,” President Lungu stated.

He further implored the community to work closely with the police in order to strengthen law and order in the area.

He commended the Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo, area Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri, cooperating partners among other stakeholders for responding to the need for a police station in Kanyama Township.

The President added that government’s transformation agenda is based on changing the working environment as well as improving the livelihoods for police men and women, thus the construction of housing units across the country.

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo reminded that government has supported the police with proper infrastructure hence the onus remains on the officers to serve the nation professionally.

Mr. Kamyongo implored the officers to ensure law and order is enhanced for the people of Kanyama by treating every perpetrators of violence with the same law regardless of their political standing.

“Am urging police officers to perform to the expectations of Zambians. The President has spoken and it is now on us to fulfill his order and that is the only way you can reciprocate the gesture of improved infrastructure for men and women in uniform,” Mr. Kampyongo indicated.

Mr. Kampyongo took the opportunity to thank President Lungu for conferring him to lead the security wing in the country as parliament dissolves tomorrow, May 13, 2021.

And Kanyama Member of Parliament Elizabeth Phiri mentioned the high rate of crime in her constituency was because of inadequate police posts in the area.

Mrs. Phiri noted that the densely populated area accommodates many poverty stricken and unemployed young people who have resorted to criminal activities such theft, rape, murder drug dealings among many others.

Mrs Phiri said that the existing police posts could not provide adequate services due to a number of logistical challenges, thus the area was unsafe.

“Kanyama Constituency is one of the places where criminal activities are becoming unbearable making the residents live in constant fear every day. This increase has been worsened by the high population which has caused a lot of challenges ranging from unemployment among youths, poverty and other social economic challenges, therefore leading to criminal activities,” Mrs. Phiri explained.

She expressed gratitude for the support to construct a police station that will curb criminal activities saying that it will encourage establishment of businesses as the area is now safe.

Kanyama Police Station
Kanyama Police Station

16 COMMENTS

  1. My president ever so hard working. Meanwhile ka hh can’t even build his inlaws a respectable toilet. They are emptying their bowels in a hole in ground. Aliba evil ulya.

    I just coming from church where I want to receive blessings from my pastor. Who says you should only visit church pa Sunday . God continue to bless me.

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  2. I also visited my chimbuya tayali. For those concerned he is in high spirits as usual. I also paid a courtesy call on his wlfe at their home where I left some goods for the baby. The wlfe is also doing very well and just needed someone to talk to and hug. I told her to continue praying

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  3. This lazy bum Edgar has beat RB’s record of commissioning everything including toilets

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  4. YES IM AFRAID ITS A BIT LATE TO TALK ABOUT VIOLENCE SIR
    HAVE NOT YOUR ACTIONS AND OF YOUR MINISTERS TO SOME EXTENT NOT GIVEN FOOD FOR THOUGHT ??
    THIS NONSENSE OF DISHING OUT CASH AND GIFTS LIKE FOOD PARCELS IN THE NAME OF ENPOWERMENT ???
    WE CAN ONLY HOPE THE OPOSITION STORMS THROUGH AND SAVE THE DAY

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  5. This Man is a hypocrite. Is he not the one who arrested and detained HH and 5 Others in various Prisons for 127 days? Is he not the one who detained Ackson Senjani and three others for 32 days without taking them to Court within less than 48 hrs? Under his Command ZPS shot and killed Nsama Nsama and Joseph Kaunda in cold blood. ECL is a violence Man who is protecting and financing Kalimanshi Militia Group against other PF Groups. ECL should tell the Nation who killed more 50 People thru gassing? Who burnt down various Markets? Until ECL abandons PF Militias and Vigilantes violence in PF and the Country will escalate. We know that ECL is aiding and abating various Militias and Vigilante Groups within PF. The man is a wolf in a sheepskin. ECL is mistaken if he thinks opening…

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  6. Edgar Lungu should also commission high inflation,indebtedness , Eurobond default and very slow GDP growth as his legacy. Opening a ka-police station is small minded.

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  7. @KZ kwena ulichipuba chamwana…. so you want HH to use his money to build a police station meant for public use. Mind you that’s not ECL’s money that’s tax payers money at work. Since you are very hardworking citizen of Zambia, why don’t you use your stolen money to build hospitals or schools for public use..? Mune you are an imbecile.

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  8. A whole President opening a Police Station? That’s desperation for votes in the high density Kanyama Constituency. The Police Commissioner Kanganja should have been allowed to open the Police Station. ECL’s thinking is very shallow. He thinks this will get him votes. The Kanyama voters will put ECL “ku wire” on August 12. Talking about physical violence the bullets that killed Nsama Nsama and Joseph Kaunda were targeted at HH. ECL detained HH and others for 127 days without trial. How cruel is that? Until ECL disbands violent PF gangs,Militias and Vigilantes within PF the 2021 Elections will never be peaceful. ECL is the protector,promoter and financier of these violent gangs.

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  9. ECL preaches peace during the Day but at night he is busy igniting violence. The Kalimanshi of this World are protected and financially sponsored by ECL to do and live Violence. Without PF Cadre violence Zambia would be a peaceful Country. To have peace in the Country let’s us vote 4 “The Zambia we want” Alliance on August 12. ECL and PF ku wire chabe. Let’s massively vote 4 HH and UPND Alliance and kick out of Power the violent,Corrupt ,incompetent and Visionless ECL. On August 12 let’s say Goodbye to ECL and PF Thugs.

  10. It has stopped raining now. No-one is talking about drains or thinking of building them in Kanyama. I hv written off Zambian politics.

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  11. What this corrupt fraud convict thieving moron lawyer means is ………

    Only PF are allowed political space, opposition should accept being blocked at every turn……..

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  12. He ‘commissions’ everything in his path like I stated everyday – as a hoodwinking populist endeavour. A policeman of some rank could have led such a ceremony.
    By the way, for the uninformed person above, HH has built a lot structures without wanting to publicise it. He quietly supports people in various regions without fanfare (research the facts and find the clinics, schools he has built, including sponsorships for pupils and students) The first lady once officiated when a new generator was handed to Chawama clinic – unaware that HH had donated it.

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