Inspector General (IG) of Police Merlyn Yolamu has warned that her office will discipline and fire any police officer found indulging in corrupt practices or in any act of indiscipline.
She said this on Monday in Karonga District during a familiarisation visit to appreciate challenges the police are facing in their quest to make the district crime-free.
Said Yolamu: “Police officers should desist from corruption of any form, aiding and abetting entry of illegal immigrants, human trafficking, money laundering and any form of indiscipline such as drinking beer while in uniform.
“However, despite limited resources, let me commend you for reducing road accidents and crime in the district. The office is striving to motivate you through construction of houses and promotions.”
The IG also warned officers against abuse of social media to disseminate false information, absenteeism and late reporting for duties.
Commissioner of Police (North) Mlooka Kaira urged the law enforcers to be obedient, dedicated and committed to their duty.
“Let us support the IG in making sure that we provide security, maintain public order and curb accidents and crime in the country,” he said.
On his part, Karonga Police Station officer-in-charge Edwin Mnkhambo commended the IG for fairly effecting promotions across the country, including Karonga.
However, he bemoaned mobility challenges which affect patrols to fight crime and illegal immigrants.
“Karonga is a busy border district that needs reliable vehicles to run up and down. However, the vehicles that we use for patrols have outlived their life span and we need a new fleet to enable us provide the much-needed security,” said Mnkhambo.