by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 25 Jun 2019by Natasha Sakala on 24 Jun 2019by Natasha Sakala on 24 Jun 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 24 Jun 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 19 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 17 Jun 2019by Abraham Kalito on 10 Jun 2019
by Natasha Sakala on 25 Jun 2019by Diggers Correspondent on 24 Jun 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 24 Jun 2019by Martha Mwanza on 24 Jun 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 24 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 24 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 22 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 21 Jun 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
by Diggers Editor on 23 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 21 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 20 Jun 2019by Diggers Editor on 19 Jun 2019
by Martha Mwanza and Felix Kashweka on 21 Jun 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 7 Jun 2019by Mukosha Funga on 30 May 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 23 May 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Dr Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 22 Jun 2019by Chewe Chishala on 22 Jun 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 11 Jun 2019by Chibamba Kanyama on 28 May 2019
Police need intense training on enforcement of POA – JCTRBy Mirriam Chabala on 9 Oct 2017
The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflections says police officers need more training on human rights and in-depth Public Order Act knowledge to enhance good governance in Zambia.
According to a statement issued by JCTR media and information officer Tendai Posiana on Saturday, organisation executive director Father Emmanuel Mumba said enhanced awareness on the POA provisions would facilitate fairer enforcement of the law by the police.
Posiana stated that Father Mumba was speaking when he officially opened a meeting with Political Parties where he encouraged them to carefully study the Public Order Act in order for them to have a common understanding on October 05, 2017 in Lusaka.
“Father Mumba is preaching a need to conduct training of police officers on human rights and in depth Public Order Act (POA) knowledge. Father Mumba believes that engagement and enhanced awareness on POA provision will facilitate fairer enforcement [of the law]. He said building capacity among police officers will enhance democratic good governance in Zambia,” Posiana stated.
She stated that Father Mumba encouraged political parties and all concerned citizens to carefully study the POA to avoid crying foul once found wanting.
“Father Mumba implored political parties and Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) to diligently collaborate as shared ideas on the gaps that will strengthen the Public Order Act and invariably facilitate good democratic governance of Zambia. ‘Political parties must have a driving force when it comes to review the Public Order Act and make meaningful submissions. We need to show willingness to facilitate amendments of the provision in the act’.” The Public Order Act has been one of the most contentious topical piece of legislation both in its content and implementation in Zambia. Father Mumba said both the police, political parties and all concerned citizens must study the act to avoid crying foul once found wanting,” stated Posiana.
And the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) represented by party national secretary Nathan Mulonga commended JCTR for taking a lead in building political parties understanding on the submissions and provisions of the public order act.
“Mr Mulonga urged JCTR to intensify political ‘a just Zambian society guided by faith, where everyone enjoys fullness of life’ party’s engagement with Zambia Police Service in order to provide effective checks and balances and common interests,” stated Posiana.
Meanwhile, Movement for Multi-Party Democracy national secretary Rapheal Nakacinda pledged political parties participation in the JCTR POA reform process through the Zambia Centre for Inter-Party Dialogue.
JCTR through its Faith and Justice Programmes Officer Llyod Bwalya urged political parties to ensure that they mobilised members to actively participate in the awareness meetings.
About Mirriam Chabala
Mirriam Chabala is a Zambian journalist who covers current affairs and writes in-depth feature articles on social issues.
Email: mirriam [at] diggers [dot] news
- CK hallucinating, I maintain healthy bank accounts worldwide – GBM - 22 Jun 2019
- UPND MPs won’t betray Zambians – Belemu - 22 Jun 2019
- Wina denounces political violence at funerals - 21 Jun 2019
- Relief food must extend beyond maize – HIVOS - 21 Jun 2019
- PF’s early campaigns will breed violence when UPND follows suit – AVAP - 20 Jun 2019
- Zambia’s delay to get IMF bailout will hurt economy – Chikwanda
- FIC needs additional funding, calls to change its law misplaced – TIZ
- Govt reluctant to address hunger crisis in opposition strongholds, notes Tembo
- Chibamba explains kwacha appreciation
- I’ve no alcohol problem, says Chipampe as he outlines his State House agenda
Subscribe for email alerts
ArchivesJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend