The Zambia Police Service has dismissed two police officers in North-Western Province for gross indiscipline. North-Western Province Commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila has demanded for discipline among police officers in the province. Mr Namachila said the police command will not tolerate indiscipline, and will not hesitate to dismiss any police officer found wanting.
He said to instil discipline and rid the police service of undesirable elements, the police high command has this year dismissed two police officers in the province on account of gross indiscipline. “This is how seriously we take discipline and I want us to continue on this path of dismissing officers on account of indiscipline,” he said.
Mr Namachila was speaking on Friday during the 2018 Zambia Police Service annual ball for North-Western Division.
He also thanked police officers in the province for rising to the challenges faced in the execution of their duties, some of which are life-threatening. He said about 15 police officers in the province have been promoted for being brave in the line of duty.
“We have another 17 that are pending promotion,” Mr Namachila said. He also said the police command will soon award accordingly detective
sergeant Mathews Chunda of Chavuma police station who was attacked and beaten by a mob while trying to arrest suspects who were allegedly selling a landmine. The incident happened on May 16, 2018, in Chavuma, when a mob descended on two police officers as they attempted to arrest two people who were allegedly selling a landmine.
Mr Namachila said the police command has decided to award detective sergeant Chunda in recognition of his bravery.
“The officer sustained serious internal injuries and he underwent extensive surgical operations, and I am glad to report that the he has fully recovered and is back on duty. My office will soon award him accordingly,” Mr Namachila said. He urged police officers in the province to continue working hard and forge a good working relationship with the communities, the Government and other defence and security wings in securing peace in the nation.
North-Western Province Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo, in a speech read for him by Kasempa District Commissioner Goodson Sansakuwa, commended the police service in the province for the good job they are doing in maintaining peace, law and order.
Mr Mateyo also said the police have successfully executed operations, especially