President Edgar Lungu has urged the Zambia Police to effectively protect and defend the Zambian people.
President Lungu said there was need to ensure that the people of Zambia continue to enjoy their constitutional rights.
He said it was important for the Police Service to perform its duties professionally as required by law.
President Lungu said he will do his best to protect all Zambians and noted that in doing so, he will also ensure that courts work independently.
He said he will always allow the courts to work independently so that they may perform their duties diligently.
Mr. Lungu was speaking at State House today when he sworn in Deputy Commissioner of Police and three Provincial Commanding Officers for Muchinga, Luapula and Northern Provinces.
Those sworn in are Malcolm Mulenga as Deputy Inspector General of Police and Hudson Namachila as Commissioner of Police for Luapula Province while Stanslous Chewe has been sworn in as Commissioner for Northern Province.
The President also swore in Auxensio Daka as Muchinga Province Commissioner of Police and Doreen Mwaba as President Lungu’s Chief Policy Analyst.
Mr. Lungu has also sworn in Sheila Siwela as Senior Private Secretary in the Office of the Vice President, replacing Robert Kamalata who has moved to Public Service Management Division (PSMD) as Director.
And speaking after being sworn in, Senior Private Secretary in the Office of the Vice President, Sheila Siwale thanked President Lungu for appointing her.
Ambassador Siwale pledged to work diligently with Zambia’s first female Vice President Inonge Wina.
She said she has a mammoth agenda ahead of her and promised to engage the media on a regular basis.