President Edgar Lungu has directed the Zambia Police service in Muchinga Province to ensure that a maintenance programme and policy is put in place at the newly commissioned Provincial Police Headquarters in Muchinga Province.

President Lungu however said that government will endeavor to build decent housing units and offices for all men and women in the country.

ZANIS reports that President Lungu said this today in Chinsali District when he officially commissioned the Muchinga Division Police Headquarters.

President Lungu recognised that officers deserve to work in conducive and favourable environments in order to deliver an efficient service to the nation.

The Head of State also offered gratitude to officers in the province who had earlier endured working in overcrowded and shared spaces, and commended them for putting the security of the nation first before their own benefit.

The newly commissioned Provincial Police Headquarters was constructed at a total cost of K22.2 million, in 2013.

The President also assured the people of Muchinga Province that government will continue providing them unprecedented development, in order to fulfill the dream that Late President Michael Sata had, when he divided Northern Province into two in 2011.

He added that the decision made by government to create more districts and open up new areas was necessary as seen from the various developmental projects, adding that it remains governments desire to take services as closure to the people as possible.

And Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Vincent Mwale has assured that his ministry will expedite works on the constriction of stalled provincial offices for the Police in Southern and Western Provinces.

Mr Mwale said his ministry will endeavor to complete works on all stalled projects, starting with those that are at 80 percent, in order to help foster safety and security in the nation.

He recognised that safety and security is a priority and the urgency in completing the provincial administration offices for the police in Choma and Solwezi, will be handled with the urgency they deserve.

ZANIS reports that the Housing and Infrastructure Minister was responding to concerns raised by Inspector General of Police during the Commissioning of the Zambia Police Provincial Headquarters in Muchinga Province this afternoon.

Mr Mwale has further appreciated government’s commitment towards completing the provincial Force Headquarters constructed at a total cost of K22.2 million by Barton construction Limited.

And Mr Mwale cautioned the residents of Muchinga Province to safeguard the state of the art building, which is a first of its kind in the province

Meanwhile, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has cautioned men and women in the country to ensure that the commissioned building is utilised to enhance safety and security in the region.

Mr Kampyongo added that the nation depends on the force to provide an efficient service, adding that it is for this reason that government remains committed to upgrading infrastructure in the province.

He also directed the Provincial Police division to ensure that law and order is enhanced in the region.

Earlier, Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja commended President Lungu for his continued dedication to maintaining peace and security in the country, by ensuring that the police force is equipped with decent housing and offices.

Mr Kanganja added that the commissioned police projects and some still under construction, have increased security in the country, as more police officers are now being deployed to different parts of the country.

He however appealed for the speedy completion of projects, adding that the stalled projects have resulted in officers renting officers in the quest to offer a service.

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