Lungu directs new Police Chief to ensure peaceful elections

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Police Chief Kanganja

Police Chief Kanganja

President Edgar Lungu has directed the new Inspector General of Police to ensure that the 2016 general elections are held in a fair and peaceful environment.


President Lungu says he is not happy with the current state of affairs where political violence is always recorded during elections.


He says the police must engage political parties, civil society and the church on the importance of adherence to the Public Order Act.


President Lungu says engaging stakeholders will help reduce suspicions that the police is biased towards the ruling party when enforcing the Public Order Act.


And President Lungu has directed the police not to tolerate criminals who disguise themselves as political cadres.

The Head of State said this on Tuesday at State House when he swore in Kakoma Kanganja as Inspector General of Police.


The President also swore in Deputy Inspector of police Eugene Sibote, Judiciary Chief Administrator Nalishebo Imataa and Ministry of National Planning Permanent secretary Auxillia Ponga.


And President Lungu said he is happy to appoint women in high positions in order for them to contribute to national growth.


President Lungu said the success of the country’s development is anchored on women participation in governance.


He said women in decision making positions must inspire young people especially girls so that they do not see marriage as an option out of poverty.


President Lungu cited the recently held conference on ending child marriage as a forum that has encouraged women to aspire for leadership positions.


And speaking after being sworn in Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja   pledged to execute his duties with diligence.


He said he will engage all political parties on the enforcement of the Public Order Act – ZNBC


12 Responses to Lungu directs new Police Chief to ensure peaceful elections

  1. ???!!! It boggles the mind! Why would a serious government send its top most police officer to work in Canada? Is it assumed she will be safely kept out of the way? Does it show her job had no secrets that could be of great interest to foreign governments? Does it mean she did not see any files, all the time she was IG? Dumping people anyhow in foreign service could have a devastating effect on government. One day.

    December 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    • Why are you surprised? She failed iwe!! The diplomatic service has been a dumping ground for failures since KK days, you don’t know?

      December 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm

  2. Bufi Chagwa, we will see tomorrow itself how Pf cadres will be causing violence while policemen watch. Then if he wants peaceful elections why then did he fire Libongani who was working towards peaceful elections? The opposite is actually the truth. He wants someone who will have the police aid PF cadres to brutalise the opposition.

    December 8, 2015 at 2:53 pm

  3. “He says the police must engage political parties, civil society and the church on the importance of adherence to the Public Order Act.”

    If you are this serious why are you not allowing the opposition to campaign freely.Adherence to public order act means notifying the police only and not getting a permit.Where are the learned lawyers kanshi in this country?LAZ?
    balimibosha bonse.
    Ifintu nafilungula!

    December 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm

  4. As long as when Lungu says “the police must engage political parties,” he only means the opposition, violence will never end.

    Engage political parties must even include the ruling party.

    December 8, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    • Politiko – Correct – but opposition political parties must also engage the police.

      December 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  5. Whom can Edgar Lungu Cheat ? This is the most crooked President and regime the country has ever had. Lungu just pretends to be a very good leader yet what resides at the helm of his heart is evil. He and his Vice President are disciples of the devil. They lied recently to the nation that Inonge Wina’ s relatives and her home in Nalolo were attacked by UPND cadres, something which never happened and was just aimed to dent the good image of the UPND, is Nalolo in heaven where people can’ t go and prove whether this is true or not? Yet they hold the Bible day and night in pretence that they are newly converted disciples of Jesus Christ with lies in their hearts. They are busy with the prophets and priests of doom trying to build a national chapel somewhere in Lusaka where they shall be preaching lies and misusing government funds. Lesa nimalyotola bane and he is watching over your evil acts. You can cheat a human being but not God Almighty mubepele fye. Right now I can tell the nation what you are plotting to do against the opposition especially Hakainde because you are after his life, him being a threat to your stay in power. Yet you keep on cheating people that you are for God mwe bana bakwa ciwa mwe.

    Yamba Thekeleto
    December 9, 2015 at 4:38 am

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