IG directs Commissioners to devise a plan to curb abuse by cadres

 IG directs Commissioners to devise a plan to curb abuse by cadres

By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has directed Deputy Commissioners of Police in Provinces to devise mechanisms aimed at averting harassment of members of the public in markets and bus stations by suspected political cadres.

Mr Kajoba said one intervention will be the deployment of police officers to markets and bus stations as a proactive measure.

He said this will enable the police to respond to people’s concerns without delay hence protecting traders from those cadres who are trying to resist change in the running of markets and bus stations.

“It has become a practice that whenever cadres notice the absence of police officers, they begin harassing the public and only escape the moment police officers are called in to restore order. We should not continue on that reactive route,” he said.

Mr Kajoba has appealed to traders is that they should report individuals who are in a habit of harassing them to police officers who will be deployed and should always pay fees to officials from the local authorities and not cadres.

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