We failed in 2013-Police

The Zambia Police has admitted that it did not do well in policing the country and promoting good governance and has advised political parties against engaging and promoting violence that had become the main spectre on the country’s political stage.

Speaking during the donation of assorted goods to Our Lady’s Hospice in Lusaka yesterday, deputy Inspector General Solomon Jere said the political parties should not engage themselves in violent activities but promote peace which was cardinal for the development of the country

Jere said the police service was committed to maintaining law and order and that it would continue carrying out its mandated work professionally and without bias, because without law and order governance would be threatened.

Jere has advised political parties to promote dialogue and sensitise their youth on the dangers of violence stating that it was not beneficial for political parties to fight each other when there were civil ways of resolving their differences.

‘’We did not do well in terms of governance as police service last year. We hope we will improve on the issues of governance this year because we have policies that can help us strategise on issues of good governance. We are working on improving the relationship with the public so that we can enhance security in the country, Jere said.

Jere said there was need for the police and the general public to improve their relationship and interaction to enhance security in communities because fighting crime was not easy.

‘’We are warning criminals to be on the lookout because we have intensified security in the country, Jere said.

And, Our Lady Hospice, hospital administer, Emmanuel Mwansa thanked the police service for the kind gestures offered to the hospice.

‘’We thank the police service for the kind gesture rendered to the institution because the hospital is currently going through financial setback, she said.

Mwansa appealed to the business community to help the institution so that it can operate effectively.

‘’We urge the business community to help the institution so that we can operate effectively.  We need help from them because the institution has many challenges, Mwansa said.