Charambas confirmed ZRP ambassadors
31 October 2017
POLICE yesterday appointed Pastor Charles Charamba and wife Olivia as their brand ambassadors at a colourful ceremony at ZRP Sports Club.
Deputy Commissioner General responsible for administration Godwin Matanga signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the first family of gospel.
In his remarks, DCG Matanga said a positive word of mouth prevent murder, rape and many other heinous crimes being committed in the country.
“Let me start by welcoming Baba na Mai Charamba, I am aware that this is not your first time to interact with the ZRP as you have always accepted our requests to come and be with us at various for a,” said DCG Matnga.
“I want to thank you exceedingly for accepting to work with us in our endeavor to fulfill our mandate as enshrined in section 219 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
“We are charged with protecting life and property and preserving peace in the country among other duties.
“Alas, there are elements within our society who enjoy the same peace with everyone and go on to take away other people’s peace by committing crime.
“We must work together to fight the scourge of crime which in my view starts with prevention.
“The pinnacle of crime prevention is awareness, there is need for continuous engagement with various publics so that they have information on crime in its various forms and also how they can protect themselves against criminals.
“We are not seeking to labour you with the impossible, NO but just to remind fellow citizens that crime does not pay and to encourage the public to stay in harmony in their communities.
“We want you to carry messages of peace and restore the public’s confidence in the police service,” said DCG Matanga.
He granted the Charambas permission to use police uniforms when performing their duties without elaborating on police ranks that will be attached to it.
Accepting the ambassadorial role, Pastor Charamba saluted police for according them the responsibility to share with police in preaching peace.
“Resurrected Jesus Christ began by proclaiming peace to his disciples and as Baba naMai Charamba we promise to join police in fighting crime and preach peace,” said Pastor Charamba.
In her opening remarks, Chief Staff Officer Press and Public Relations, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba (not related to Pastor Charamba) said the idea of having a brand ambassador for the ZRP came out of the need to be closer to police clients and to project the desired image of the organization to the general public.
“The Commissioner General of Police Dr Augustine Chihuri from the onset was impressed by Baba na Mai Charamba’s Christian values and ethos which he said mirrored his beliefs,” said Snr Ass-Comm Charamba.
“CGP together with his family dearly love Baba na Mai Charamba’s songs especially the track Vana Mumasango on Mai Charamba’s latest album Voice of Miriam.
“Initially, a number of popular musicians in Zimbabwe were shortlisted and through guidance from Commissioner General of Police, we settled for Baba na Mai Charamba,” said Snr Ass-Comm Charamba.