Keep out of pol­i­tics, Lungu tells se­cu­rity wings

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By AARON CHIYANZO

PRES­I­DENT Edgar Lungu has warned men and women in uni­form not to en­gage in pol­i­tics. The Pres­i­dent also warned the po­lice against be­friend­ing crim­i­nals but that should en­sure they were brought to book. Pres­i­dent Lungu said this yes­ter­day at State House when he swore in Bonny Kapeso as Deputy In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Di­a­mond Likashi as Com­mis­sioner of po­lice for South­ern prov­ince and ma­jor gen­eral Kapotwe Chintu as Deputy Air Com­man­der for Zam­bia Air Force. Pres­i­dent Lungu ad­vised the newly ap­pointed to serve the Zam­bian peo­ple with dili­gence. He warned the men in uni­form not en­gage in pol­i­tics. Pres­i­dent Lungu how­ever e[Sressed con­fi­dence that the neZl\ aSSointed Sublic of­fi­cers would ex­e­cute their du­ties to the ex­pec­ta­tions of Zam­bians fol­low­ing their ex­pe­ri­ence in ser­vice. “Ma­jor Chintu with your 32 years in ser­vice, you de­serve this po­si­tion with no doubt. And Mr Kapeso, I know you, I was once your min­is­ter of Home Af­fairs. You joined as a con­sta­ble in 1984 and have served in dif­fer­ent ca­pac­i­ties. Mr Likashi you have also served for 22 years and I know your ca­pa­bil­i­ties,” he said. Pres­i­dent Lungu re­minded the aSSointed of­fi­cers that lead­er­shiS called for selÁess­ness and that the\ should pro­vide guid­ance to their sub­or­di­nates and not ad­vo­cat­ing for un­nec­es­sary dis­missals. Mean­while, Mr Kapeso who is for­mer South­ern prov­ince po­lice com­mis­sioner warned no­to­ri­ous gangs that they should ex­pect his wrath. The po­lice com­mand in charge of op­er­a­tions charged that he would not tol­er­ate law­less­ness, say­ing that he loved to face such in­di­vid­u­als head on. “Those who want to be no­to­ri­ous, ,·P coP­ing Those are the SeoSle I like be­cause I love to face such peo­ple with full com­bat,” he warned.

Those who want to be no­to­ri­ous, I·m com­inJ Those are the peo­ple I like be­cause I love to face such peo­ple Zith full com­bat — Mr Kapeso

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