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Chelston houses near completion

MWILA

LINDA NYONDO, Lusaka
MINISTER of Home Affairs Davis Mwila is happy with the rate at which construction of 48 housing units for security personnel in Lusaka’s Chelston is progressing.
The housing units are part of the 2,650 houses that Government intends to build for security officers in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Mr Mwila said in an interview after visiting the construction site that AVIC International should be commended for the progress.
“The contractor has assured us that the houses will be handed over to us by end of March,’’ he said.
Mr Mwila said also construction of houses for security officers in Central and Copperbelt provinces will start in the first week of April.
He said about 384 houses will be built in Central Province while Copperbelt is expected to get 556.
“A group of officers from Home Affairs is on the Copperbelt and Central Province checking on the levels of preparedness regarding detailed sight layout, and how the houses in the two provinces will be done,” Mr Mwila said.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Moses Suwali has condemned the assaulting of three police officers by Lukulu residents during a riot.
The police officers were assaulted last week by residents who ran amok following the death of a Karavina (hired assassins targeting suspected witches/wizards) while in police custody.
Mr Suwali said aggrieved members of the public should not resort to attacking police officers but should rather make formal complaints using laid down procedure.
He said attacking a police officer is an offence and would-be offenders will face the wrath of the law.

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