Mwinyi promises full support to IGP Wambura

ZANZIBAR President Hussein Mwinyi has said that the government will provide all kinds of support to ensure that Inspector General of Police (IGP) Camillus Wambura carries out his duties with great efficiency.

Dr Mwinyi said this yesterday, when he spoke to IGP Wambura, who visited him at the State House to introduce himself following his appointment recently.

President Mwinyi said that the government recognises various challenges facing the Police Force, adding that the Zanzibar government joins the Union government’s determination to find solutions to enable them perform their duties effectively.

“We need defence and security agencies including the Police Force to be well organised without challenges that may obstruct their operation. People’s security must be guaranteed; therefore, we need to collaborate to improve the effectiveness of these agencies,” Dr Mwinyi said.

In addition, President Mwinyi explained that the government is satisfied with the performance of the police and emphasized the desire to strengthen the great cooperation that exists between the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and the Police Force.

Equally, President Mwinyi used the opportunity to congratulate IGP Wambura for the appointment as the head of Police Force.

On his part IGP Wambura appreciated the government support, saying it has been making efforts to provide solutions to the challenges facing the police such as shortage of housing for officers as well as scarcity of working equipment including transport means.

However, he thanked the government for providing some funds to purchase equipment, including the recent handover of 72 vehicles, which he said was a big boost to the security, adding that they are due to receive another fleet of 78 vehicles from abroad.

“There are 117 other vehicles undergoing maintenance,” he said, adding that the police have also received a total of ten vehicles for the five Regions of Zanzibar.

On the issue of insecurity in some areas of Zanzibar, IGP Wambura said they are planning to control it so that people live peacefully.

“Police Force was fully working to strengthen security in the country. We are fully implementing the orders from the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence, President Samia Suluhu Hassan to ensure every corner of the country is safe,” IGP Wambura said.

He said that to begin with, they have held an important meeting that involved police officers from both sides of the Union to determine the source of the insecurity problems and as well consider increasing human resources.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Camillus Wambura, has made a minor transfer of regional police commanders to enhance efficiency in the police force.

Elaborating, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SACP) David Misime, the police spokesperson noted that SACP Ulrich Matei has been transferred to the police headquarters.

SACP Matei, who was Mbeya Regional Police Commander (RPC) will be replaced by former Manyara RPC, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Kuzaga.

In the transfer, IGP Wambura transferred ACP George Katabazi from the Criminal Investigation Section at police headquarters to become the Manyara RPC, replacing ACP Kuzaga.

SACP Misime said in the statement that the changes became effective on 8 September this year, adding that such reshuffle are meant to enhance the efficiency of the police force in implementing its responsibilities of protecting people and their property.

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