MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
MINISTER of Home Affairs Davies Mwila has commissioned the newly constructed Ndeke Village police station with a call on police officers to maintain the beauty of the building for many years to come.
The station has been constructed at a cost of K411,000 using Constituency Development Funds (CDF).
Mr Mwila also urged the community in Ndeke to guard against vandalism and violence.
He also urged residents to engage superiors in the police service whenever they have misgivings about the conduct of officers.
Mr Mwila said Government is committed to enhancing infrastructure development across the country to ensure quality service delivery.
He said the opening of the police station in Ndeke is necessary for the stimulation of peace and security, which are need to enhance social and economic growth.
Kamfinsa Member of Parliament Moses Chishimba said crime in Ndeke has increased because of population growth.
â€œSecurity is the biggest worry of our people and so we thought it prudent to address safety and security using CDF,â€ he said.
Mr Chishimba is happy that Kamfinsa had demonstrated that CDF resources can be properly used for the benefit of the people.
He also said land has been reserved for the construction of houses for police officers and Ministry of Health staff.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani has said the newly commissioned police station was ideally supposed to be a police post but she gazetted it as a station to allow it to have more officers in its establishment.
Ms Libongani said her team is happy that the community partnered with the police in curbing crime in the area.
Meanwhile, MUNIDE ZULU reports that the Ministry of Home Affairs is waiting for the Ministry of Defence to second police officers to be trained as pilots to operate helicopters bought in January.
Mr Mwila said once trained, the police officers will travel to Russia to acquaint themselves with the helicopters.
MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe