Lake Zone regional police commanders have made a strategic plan to curb crime and piracy and maintain peace and tranquility.
“We have held a meeting to discuss ways of ending piracy, criminal incidents and drug trafficking in our regions,” Lake zone regional police commanders chairman Liberatus Barlow told reporters here at the weekend.
Barlow said they wanted to come up with a proper agenda that would be used to curb crime in the lake zone regions.
“In fact, the meeting has empowered the commanders to formulate a new network that will lead us to find out the root cause of piracy and crime and we are also exchanging ideas on the technicalities of fighting against piracy,” said the chairman.
He said it was good to control the boundaries of lakes Tanganyika and Victoria where armed robbers threatened the lives of people.
“It is in lakes Tanganyika and Victoria, where neighbouring countries are facing security problems and internal fighting most of the time, creating insecurity to parts of our country,” said Barlow.
The commanders agreed to form a task force that will arrange a proper timetable, which will be sent to every regional police commander to fill in basic requirements to fulfil the objective.
Barlow said the regions were hit by criminal incidents, which needed special care by the police and people living in those areas.
He outlined the regions with high criminal incidents as Mwanza and Mara regions in which in a period of six months, the police had managed to collect over 60 illegal guns and one AK 47 (Mwanza region).
Other commanders, who attended to meeting include Robert Boaz (Mara), Anthony Rutta (Tabora), Fresa Kashai (Kigoma), Henry Salewi (Kagera), Diwan Athuman (Shinyanga) and Tarime–Rorya police zone acting RPC.