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IG warns Kitwe gangs

INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned notorious gangs in Kitwe that police will sternly deal with them.

And Copperbelt permanent secretary Bright Nundwe says some police officers need to be demoted and transferred to Shangombo and Chama. Kanganja said this when he called on Nundwe at his office in Ndola yesterday.

He said he was going to Kitwe to monitor the notorious gangs.

“I’m here on the Copperbelt and I will be in Kitwe so that I can hear and see what these notorious gangs are about. We have heard Tokota, Hundreds, Bwabwabwa, Sons of the Devil, and others. So I’m here to see that we completely do away with these gangs. We can’t allow these gangs. We are here to completely disband these criminal elements and my officers are equal to the task,” said Kanganja who further told Nundwe that police would work tirelessly to ensure there was order in Kitwe.

And Nundwe told Kanganja to demote some officers who had become too familiar with the system.

He said what was happening in Kitwe concerning notorious gangs was not pleasing.

“What is happening in Kitwe does not please the President or anyone. Sanity should be brought back to Kitwe. Copperbelt should not be known for illegal things. This province requires officers that are level-headed. Bring sanity to Kitwe. Don’t take Kitwe lightly in terms of sanity,” Nundwe said.

“We still have officers that are not doing their work. What happens at Kasumbalesa is not good. Make some changes. If we keep officers at the same station, they become too familiar and do nasty things. There is so much insanity at the border. Make sure that you become radical and make changes. Demote some or transfer them to Shangombo, Chama, those far places. No civil servant should resist to be transferred. I was in Muchinga for three years and I worked and transformed that place.”

He said Copperbelt needed professional police.

“Send officers to the Copperbelt that have cream. Copperbelt is a very delicate province that needs level headedness,” said Nundwe.
“These people are not well disciplined. Yes, the President made it clear when he gave the 10 per cent of the black mountain. But what is happening is not good. Don’t take lightly criminal elements. We need sanity on the Copperbelt.”.

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