Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo says Government is deeply saddened that police officers also participate on ill platforms on social media contrary to their calling of a disciplined cadre of personnel.
Kampyongo said it is unfortunate that officers opt to participate on social media thereby inciting the public to rise against the government of the day.
Mr. Kampyongo said government is working with Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) and other stakeholders to deal with those officers found wanting of contributing to ill social media platforms.
The Minister said this when he officiated at the 2017 Zambia Police Senior Officers annual ball in Lusaka last evening.
“It has come to my attention that disgruntled police officers are also participating on social media inciting members of the general public to turn against the duly elected Head of State,” he said.
He warned that stern action will be taken against those found posting falsehoods against the government of the day.
And Mr. Kampyongo has also warned uniformed officers in the habit of drinking whilst on duty saying it is a serious offense which is denting the image of the security personnel.
And Mr. Kampyongo also delivered a special message from President Edgar Lungu that he has called for unity of purpose, discipline and productivity among the men and women in uniform in order for Zambia to attain her industrialization vision.