The Zambia Youths Association in the Fight Against Corruption (ZYAFAC) has advised the Zambia Police command to attach tangible action on its 2014 resolve to prioritize the fight corruption in its operations.
Inspector General (IG) of Police Stella Libongani had pledged at a police annual ball dinner held in Lusaka on Friday last week that the police will prioritize the fight against corruption and unprofessional conduct in the year 2014 and that any police officer found on the other side of the law will be ejected from the system.
ZYAFAC Executive Director Rickson Kanema has told Qfm news in an interview that time has come for the police to move away from merely making rhetoric speeches but to show more action of the pledges.
Mr. Kanema says the IG of police should at this end come out clearly and state clearly what type of action and measures are being put in place to ensure that corruption in the police service rid off.
The ZYAFAC Executive Director has advised the Police command to also keep in mind the Corruption Perception Indexes and other surveillance reports that have suggested that the Police Service is actually amongst the top listed most corrupt institutions.
He says this is why his organization and other stakeholders may not be impressed with mere rhetoric speeches from the Police command if such statements are not accompanied by tangible actions.