NEWLY promoted senior officers have been warned over abusing organization resources and settling personal scores with their junior officers.
Speaking at the Conferment Parade at Mkuhusi Camp Depot yesterday, Commissioner General of Police Godwin Matanga said the elevation was not an opportunity to abuse authority and resources for self-aggrandizement but an opportunity to reciprocate the trust and confidence that the organization and government has reposed on them by upholding the virtues of professionalism, transparency and fairness.
“I wish to state that the grandeur and tenor of this occasion epitomizes the commitment of government in general and His Excellency, President ED Mnangagwa in particular to continuously promote officers who are competent, of high calibre, with strong values and effective leadership qualities,” said Comm Gen Matanga.
“Let me reiterate that in all policing organizations the world over, senior officers are highly expected to serve their governments with unquestionable patriotism and loyalty.
“Similarly, you must be loyal to the country’s Constitution, to the people of this great nation and to the Zimbabwe Republic Police.
“You have to stand firm and resolute in defence of the permanent interests of our sovereign country.
“Indeed, the paramount need for you to jealously fortify the pillars of peace, law and order that sustain us as a nation cannot be over emphasized,” he said.
Commissioner General of Police Godwin Matanga
Comm Gen Matanga urged them to shun corruption and any behaviour that may tarnish or soil the image of the organization in particular and the country at large.
President Mnangagwa recently promoted 228 senior officers who retired holding the rank of Superintendent and above to the next higher rank.