White-collar crime putting off investors – Mohadi

Staff Reporter

THE continued rise in white-collar crime has become a cause of concern for the country’s law enforcement agents, Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi said this week.



NT face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>Rising white-collar crime was affecting investor confidence and thus stifling employment creation and economic growth, he said.


Mohadi urged the business community to play a leading role in providing funds and the necessary infrastructure for the effective operations of the police force.


“The continued increase in economic crime has become a cause for concern, especially if it affects the national economy. To control this, the police need and appreciate the support from all sectors of the economy,” said Mohadi.


Mohadi was speaking at the hand-over ceremony of a motorbike, computers and bicycles to Avondale police on Wednesday this week.

Innscor, Transafrica Communications, Zalco and MultiChoice made the donation to Avondale Police Station.


Musekiwa Kumbula of Transafrica Communications said crime trends needed close monitoring through financial support to the relevant agencies.

“We have realised the need to play a role, hence our modest donation of a motorbike. Innscor Africa have also donated computers to help the police capture the relevant data,” said Kumbula.


Jeremy Brook of Innscor International said the business community should be accountable to its communities since they contribute to the success of their enterprises.


“Without the community our businesses would not exist, let alone thrive. It is against this backdrop that we have come out here today to pledge our support for the fight against crime,” said Brooke.