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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Police directed to step up capacity to handle chaos

14th February 2013
Commander-in-Chief President Jakaya Kikwete shakes hands with Inspector General of Police Said Mwema on arrival at National Assembly grounds in Dodoma yesterday to grace the opening of the annual meeting of police commanders. (Photo: Hassan Mdeme of Police Hqs)

President  Jakaya Kikwete has directed the police force to prepare a special curriculum which shall be used in the police colleges to build capacity to deal with chaos and violence.

Kikwete gave the directive on Tuesday when he opened the seminar of top police officers being held here.

He said the chaos is a new form of crime which has arisen in the country recently, urging the police force to work on it.

“In the past it was not a big deal to warrant including in the training, but for now you must have a curriculum of that kind,” he said.

The President said that the situation called for the creation of the capacity to control it.

He said that the major task should be to direct more efforts in preventing chaos in the country

Concerning the issue of protests taking place in the country, President Kikwete ordered the police to be strong when dealing with such situations, which can cause confusion in the country

 “Police should not be weak; because if you will not be strong then this could lead the country into more chaos…the country will descend into disorder. It is peoples’ right to demonstrate, but they should be ready to be directed so that they do not deny others their rights,” he said.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Said Mwema said this year the police have come up with a  strategy to fight crime that will start from the national level to family level.

However in implementing the strategy, they have agreed that every commander will have to sign one year working agreement with the IGP.

 “The performance of every commander shall be assessed using targets put forward in agreement which include the Commander being required to prevent crimes, quarrels and disasters in the area allocated to him,” he said.



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