By ADRIAN MWANZA
THE Police Inspector General, Lemmy Kajoba, has received kudos for deploying agents to monitor corrupt activities among the men and women in uniform.
Mr Kajoba yesterday said the command would deliberately deploy secret agents in various points in a bid to catch corrupt officers.
New Hope MMD leader, Nevers Mumba, said the Inspector General needed to be given a pat on the back for his stance because corruption was rife in the country.
Dr Mumba said has been encouraged by the stance taken by Mr Kajoba to have a professional service and that he needed everyone to rally behind him.
“That is the way to go but he needs to do more than what he is proposing and there should be a complete overhaul because cosmetic changes will not do anything,” Dr Mumba said.
He said the police officers had lost integrity and that the public perception was bad as they were deemed as corrupt.
Meanwhile, Mr Kajoba cautioned police officers to always avoid corruption in their discharge of duty.
“All police officers should remember that their conduct is guided by the institutional code of ethics which spelt out principles aimed at promoting professional aspirations for improved performance.
“These core values include integrity, transparency, patriotism excellence and accountability,” he said.
Mr Kajoba said some areas of concern had been in the traffic section, security check points and inquiries office.
He said he had directed divisional commanders across the country to reduce the number of traffic snap checkpoints and security checkpoints.
Mr Kajoba challenged the public to report any officer found indulging in corrupt practices either to their supervisors or indeed other established government institutions.