Police urged to quickly re-introduce physical training

Edgar Lungu

MINISTER of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu has urged the police command to urgently re-introduce physical training among officers.
Mr Lungu said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that as per directive from President Sata, the police command should quickly re-introduce physical training to ensure that officers are physically fit.
“The police command should not wait for the President to issue a directive that there should be physical training in the police service.
“The police command should ensure that all the men and women in uniform are physically fit so that they can manage to maintain law and order in the country,” he said.
Mr Lungu said the presidential directive was timely, especially that some police officers have now become overweight.
He said police officers should not have pot bellies that could hinder them from carrying out their duties effectively.
Mr Lungu said police officers should be physically fit for them to continue policing the nation effectively and efficiently.
He urged the police to execute their duties professionally to ensure that peace and order continue to prevail in the country.
“Our officers should continue working hard so that we continue to maintain the peace that Zambia is well known for on the continent,” Mr Lungu said.
The minister also said Government will continue providing adequate police officers in areas which have recorded increased crime rates.