Mukobeko gets 42 houses


MINISTER of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo yesterday commissioned 42 houses at Mukobeko Correctional Centre.
And Mr Kampyongo has directed the Zambia Correctional Services command to start the inspection of camps to ensure infrastructure is well-maintained and officers and their families live in a clean environment.
Mr Kampyongo said when Avic International handed over the houses that Government is determined to resolve problems of accommodation in security wings.
Mr Kampyongo, who was accompanied by Central Province Minister Sydney Mushanga, announced that President Lungu has authorised to start phase two of the housing programme for security officers under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Mr Kampyongo said phase two would start when phase one is completed.
Under phase one, more houses are earmarked for construction at Mwembeshi, Mukobeko Maximum, Mpima, Monze, Mkushi, Kitumba and Mumbwa correctional centres.
Meanwhile, Mr Kampyongo has directed ZCS commissioner-general Percy Chato to ensure that all camps are inspected to ensure officers and their families live in a clean environment.
He said his ministry is disappointed that ZCS has abandoned the inspection exercise of camps despite this being stipulated.
Mr Chato said the successful completion and commissioning of the 42 houses is an indication that Government is addressing the challenges of accommodation in the penal institution.

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