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KAMPYONGO SCHOOLS NEW IG

By NATION REPORTER 

INSPECTOR General of Police Graphel Musamba should resist the temptation of fanning hared in the police service by insinuating that police officers who were employed by the previous government were cadres and should be retrained, Stephen Kampyongo has advised.

Mr Kampyongo, the former Minister of Home Affairs says it is disappointing that Mr Musamba, who has been recalled from retirement should begin to characterise police officers employed before the UPND formed government as political party cadres. Mr Kampyongo said if there was any one in the Zambia Police Service that needed orientation was Mr Musamba, the new Inspector General of Police who had been out of service for a long time and could have little comprehension about how the police officers were recruited.

The Patriotic Front (PF) Shiwang’andu Member of Parliament said Mr Musamba was aware that there were more qualified and deserving police officers who could have been promoted to his position from within the system but was lucky to have been retrieved from retirement to head the police service.

Mr Kampyongo stated that the recruitment of police officers had never been based on political afficliation but on qualification and it was therefore erroneous for Mr Musamba to begin the witch-hunt in the police service.

He said Mr Musamba should know that his appointment could not have been done on merit as there were a lot of senior police officers who had served Zambia with due diligence who deserved to be promoted to the position of the IG.

“It is disappointing that the new Inspector General of Police is inflaming hatred among police officers by insinuating that those who were employed before the UPND formed government were cadres. There are a lot of police officers who deserve to be promoted to the position of the IG within the system. He is saying cadres need reorientation…is he saying that we should also begin to think that he is a cadre? What is it that informed the UPND to retrieve him from retirement where he has been for a long time? What is the justification for him to be returned from retirement after so many years? Should we be saying he is a cadre who has come to serve the interests of the UPND?” Mr Kampyongo wondered. 

Mr Kampyongo has advised Mr Musamba to respect the police officers he has found in the service after returning from retirement because only then would he be able to succeed in the mandate he has been given.

He said Mr Musamba should work to manage his excitement about having been given a job after many years in retirement.

Mr Kampyongo explained that out of the three police training schools, none had a curriculum of training police officers to become cadres and that all those who were graduating from the training schools were professional and ethical law enforcement officers. 

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