Government has officially commissioned 25 housing units for police officers in Matumbo area of Shiwan’gandu district.

The 25 housing units were built at a cost of over K2 million.

Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo reiterated government’s commitment to put up infrastructure in all parts of country because it is a pro –poor government.

Mr. Kampyongo said government has prioritized the provision of decent housing for the uniformed officer whom he said play a critical role in preserving peace and security in the community.

He was speaking during the commissioning of the 25 housing units in Matumbo yesterday.

The Minister said the 25 housing units are part of the first phase of the housing project for officers in the Ministry of Home Affairs under which 2,350 housing units are being constructed throughout the country.

Mr. Kampyongo, who is also Shiwan’gandu Member of Parliament, added that more housing units will be rolled out in subsequent phases until all officers are accommodated in decent housing.

He stressed that the provision of decent accommodation comes at a great cost, therefore occupants of the newly constructed ultra-modernhousing units should take good care of them.

And Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Joel Njase said the construction of police houses in Matumbo is a true testimony of government’s commitment towards providing decent accommodation to the men and women in uniform.

Mr. Njase said the police service in Muchinga province is confident that government will continue improving the conditions of service for officers.

Matumbo police post and the victim support unit block were also officially commissioned by the Minister of Home affairs.

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