INSPECTOR General of Police Stella Libongani says police are collaborating with the Zambia Information and Communication Authority (ZICTA) in investigating cyber crimes which have been on the rise in Zambia.
Police recently warned members of the public to be wary as they conducted transactions at automated teller machines (ATM) following information that some foreign fraudsters were training Zambians in cyber crime.
Ms Libongani said in an interview yesterday that ZICTA had provided a computer laboratory to facilitate investigations into acts of cyber crime through specialised units of the police.
“We are working with ZICTA who are providing a computer laboratory that will assist in investigations of cyber crimes of fraud,” she said.
She, however, could not disclose progress made in investigations in the recent incidents stating that the specialised unit in charge of the investigations was pursuing the matter.
Meanwhile, Ms Libongani said during the opening of the Zambia Police Financial Literacy Workshop for senior female officers that financial literacy among women was important for the development of the nation as it contributed to the financial health of families.
She said financial independence also reduced vulnerability to vices such as gender based violence and corruption.
“It is for this reason that all of us should pay particular attention to the topics of the workshop such as financial business management, farming, saving and investment,” she said.
Hosts of the workshop Standard Chartered Bank said the bank wanted to support its associates through provision of financial education.
Company acting chief executive officer Kelvin Musana said the Bank was pleased to collaborate with the police and provide financial literacy programmes to the officers.
/ Times of Zambia