Zambia commissioning Chinese nationals to Police, posses a threat says Ex-State House Aide

Filed under: Breaking News,Politics |
990 Views

George Chellah

Former State House Press Aide George Chellah has observed that the commissioning of some Chinese nationals to the Zambia Police poses a serious threat to the longevity of Zambia’s national pride and identity.

Chinese officers pose for a photo with IG and their ambassador

Zambia today commissioned eight Chinese nationals as police reserves at a ceremony in the capital.

In my opinion, the commissioning of Chinese nationals as police reserve officers, posses a serious threat to the longevity of our national pride and identity,” stated Chellah.

Chellah who served under this same government which made the decision but under President Michael Sata took to facebook to express his concern about the decision.

CHINESE POLICE RESERVES

To both the citizens and those wearing it, the uniform symbolizes so many things. To the citizens, the uniform expresses the power and authority of the person covered in it and the demand to respect and distinguish such a person, while to the person wearing it, the uniform exhumes a deep sense of equality amongst peers, dedication, commitment and responsibility to the motherland and its people among others. But most importantly, to both parties the uniform remains a towering symbol of sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as national pride and identity. Richard Johnson, a criminologist and former police officer, makes a case in an article entitled ‘The Psychological Influence of the Police Uniform’ that: “The psychological and physical impact of the police uniform should not be underestimated.

Depending on the background of the citizen, the police uniform can elicit emotions ranging from pride and respect, to fear and anger.” Therefore, as a proud citizen, I pray that for all its intent and purpose those behind this decision will focus more on the moral appropriateness of the decision and not the legality of the same.

All this must be done in appreciation of the citizens’ feelings regarding this matter.

In my opinion, the commissioning of Chinese nationals as police reserve officers, posses a serious threat to the longevity of our national pride and identity.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

One Response to Zambia commissioning Chinese nationals to Police, posses a threat says Ex-State House Aide

  1. Our immigration Law requires to employ foreigners ony in skills that are lacking in the country .
    I do not think Zambia is lacking policing skills.
    If anything we have so many unemployed Zambians who in my opinion can given those tasks .
    The authorities need to reconsider this matter as it has already drawn public misgivings and disapproval .
    China is our good friend and will always be but there should be limits in that friendship.

    Mike
    December 19, 2017 at 7:26 am
    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Start: 2019-07-01 End: 2019-07-31