Hector Simfukwe-President EDGAR LUNGU has directed Inspector General of police KAKOMA KANGANJA to use the six months contract that he has been given to transform the police service and help restore public confidence.
The President has also directed Mr. KANGANJA to weed out criminal elements in the police service.
He says the recent shooting to death of two people near the police service headquarters in Lusaka should NOT have happened.
President LUNGU says the death of NSAMA NSAMA and JOSEPH KAUNDA has brought grief to the families and the nation.
The Head of State has directed that police have to conclude the investigations because the families deserve to know the truth regarding what happened to their loved ones.
He says having heard the cries of people, he does not expect the business-as-usual approach from the police, hence the need for the Inspector General of police and his officers to up their game.
President LUNGU said this when he swore in CHARITY KATANGA and RICHARD MWEENE as Deputy Inspectors General of Police.
The President who called for a moment of silence in honour of the late Mr. NSAMA and Mr. KAUNDA said the nation is hurting because there is no conclusive report eight days after the demise of the deceased.
Others sworn in are Eastern Province Police Commissioner GEZA LUNGU, LIZZIE MACHINA as Muchinga Province Commissioner and JESTER NSOKOLO as Northern Province Police Commissioner.
President LUNGU said the appointments made must serve as the beginning of the cleansing of the Zambia Police service.
He said he is confident that Ms. KATANGA will perform to public expectation as a time some people have been doubting the leadership of the womenfolk.