41 houses, police station commissioned

GOVERNMENT yesterday commissioned 41 new houses for the Immigration Department and Chelstone police station, built at a cost of K79 million under the new infrastructure development crusade dubbed ‘Sonta Reloaded’.
Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said the prioritisation of infrastructure development is aimed at ensuring that citizens receive quality service delivery from all government departments.
Mr Kampyongo was speaking when he commissioned the two projects with Minister of Defence Davies Chama and Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Ronald Chitotela in Lusaka.
“The construction of the housing units and office accommodation is an ongoing programme which my government has set as one of the priorities on its development agenda,” he said.
Mr Kampyongo said Government realised that without decent housing and office space, service provision to people across the country would be compromised and lead to poor service delivery.
He said Chelstone police station has been grappling with limited office and accommodation space, which had directly affected the delivery of service to the community.
Mr Kampyongo said it is Government’s hope that the construction of the modern police station would not only motivate Chelstone police officers but also enhance service delivery.
He thanked the Chinese government and the contractor, AVIC International, for their commitment to completing the two facilities within the construction period.
Director General of Immigration Moola Milomo said the provision of decent houses will motivate immigration officers to work even harder.
Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja said the provision of modern facilities will not only demonstrate Government’s vision for a modern and professional police service, but also offer officers a befitting working environment.
Government is implementing a robust programme aimed at improving working conditions and environment for defence and security forces.

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