Police penalty accounts explained

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:29:39 +0000

By LINDA SOKO TEMBO

THE Revenue direct deposit system introduced by police has not yet reached all parts of the country because it’s still in its infancy, Zambia Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo has revealed.

In an interview with the Daily Nation, Ms. Katongo explained that the pilot project was still in its infancy stage before it could be rolled out to other parts of the country.

“For all service charges the public have stopped paying direct to the police officers but for traffic offences they are still using both systems the new and the old system so we are trying to see how best we can fully implement the new system,” she said.

Ms Katongo however said there were a few problems with the new system, adding that plans were underway to introduce the “on point of sales machines” for easy access to the public.

Last year, the Zambia Police Service introduced a revenue direct deposit system which would require offenders to deposit admission of guilty fees directly in a bank account.

The system aims to ensure that revenue collected from offenders is accounted for, increase transparency in police operations and reduce corruption among police officers.

The system will be implemented in collaboration with three banks, Investrust, Indo Zambia Bank and ZANACO across the country.

 

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