Govt to buy 400 vehicles
Government will this year buy 400 vehicles for the Zambia Police, the Drug Enforcement Commission, the Prison Service and the Immigration Department at a cost 190 million US Dollars.
Government will also buy officer’s uniforms, radio communications systems, police riot gear and ammunition.
Home Affairs Minister, Davies Mwila disclosed this at Luanshya Police Station during his tour of the district.
He says 80 motor bikes will also be bought to service rural police posts across the country.
Mr Mwila assured the officers that transport and accommodation challenges faced by police officers from the national registration office are being addressed.
He said his ministry has already signed a contract with AVEC International to construct 2,300 houses for officers under home affairs, 15 of which will be built in Luanshya.
Mr. Mwila was also happy that progress is being made at the construction site of 33 houses for civil servants in the district.
Earlier Lufwanyama police station officer in charge, Francis Banda said officers are failing to trail foreigners from a named neighboring country engaged in illegal business with the locals due to transport challenges.