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NO PEACE NO GROWTH-KAMPYONGO
By Timothy Malumo
Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region need to collaborate in combating trans-national crimes that included terrorism.
Mr. Kampyongo said cross-border crimes everywhere proved to be a menace and regions such as SADC needed to enhance cooperation in order to bring criminal elements and all those associated with it to book.
He was speaking when the Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Tandabantu Godwin Matanga paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Lusaka today.
“The need for cooperation between Zambia and Zimbabwe can never be over-emphasized as the two countries share a lot of common interests,” he said.
He added that for any nation to record economical growth, peace was inevitable.
Mr Kampyongo also commended the Zimbabwean Republic Police for its effort in ensuring that there was peace during the post election in that country.
“I want to personally commend you for the effort you are putting to ensure that peace is upheld even after the election you held recently,” Mr. Kampyongo said.
Speaking earlier, Comrade Matanga thanked the Zambian Police Service for being instrumental in the financial support to the Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO)
“Honourable Minister Zambia Police has been very supportive financially towards SARPCCO activities,” Comrade Matanga said.
The Zimbabwean Republic Police chief expressed gratitude on the connection of the INTERPOL data base to other Law Enforcement Agencies like the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), Department of Immigration and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
The Zimbabwean Republic Police Commissioner General, who is also SARPCCO chairperson was in the country for a three day Evaluation and Monitoring. Mr Matanga was accompanied by Interpol Head Regional Bureau Mubita Nawa.Air Jordan Westbrook 0.2