Cash rewards foster laziness

Letters, Normal

The National, Wednesday July 31st, 2013

 THE deaths of notorious criminals William Kapris and Raphael Walimini left relatives crying, but joy for those who informed police where the escapees were. 

The K100,000 reward for each reminds the nation that whenever criminals escape from prisons, the police will reward those who report their whereabouts. That is a very lazy way.

If there were no rewards, would the information be forthcoming?

I do not think so as people do not do things for free or for the good of others. All they want is money and that is a sick habit for us. 

We must learn to think and act right. Large cash rewards must not be entertained. 

The police themselves must sweat and search for hard core criminals.