via Bulawayo24 NEWS | ZRP set to digitalise all roadblocks by Thandeka Moyo 28 February 2014
Zimbabwe Republic Police is set to digitalise all roadblocks and traffic lights as a way of curbing corruption, the Minister of Home Affairs, Kembo Mohadi, said yesterday.
Speaking during a pass out parade of 500 police recruits where he was the reviewing officer at Ntabazinduna Training Depot, Mohadi warned the police, immigration officers and Registrar-General’s staff against engaging in corruption.
“We are at advanced stages to digitalise all police roadblocks so that we are able to monitor and account for all transactions that take place at every site. Let me take this opportunity to warn all police officers, immigration officers, Registrar General’s staff and all members under the Ministry of Home Affairs that there is no room for corrupt tendencies and malpractice,” said Mohadi.
He said his ministry would take stern measures against corrupt elements and make sure they are fired.
“I will like to commend several initiatives undertaken by the ZRP towards arresting the cancerous scourge of corruption. The recent ban on police engaging in the passenger transportation business is indeed a positive and welcome development.
“We are also spearheading the installation of modern gadgets at all traffic lights that enable police officers to arrest motorists that pass through red lights, putting the lives of other road users at risk.”
Mohadi also applauded the police for maintaining law and order during the referendum, the harmonised elections, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation general assembly and the festive season.
“Now that we have a new Constitution, I charge police officers including graduands to acquaint themselves with the country’s new constitution. You should therefore have a paradigm shift in the execution of your duties,” he said.
Of the 500 graduands, 315 were male and 185 female. Courses covered by the graduands include criminal law (Codification and Reform) and other Acts; police powers, procedure and the law of evidence; human rights; foot and arms drill; police duties and investigations; public order management; first aid, basic accounting, history of Zimbabwe and information technology.