Sikongo District Commissioner Kufeka Kufeka is appealing to the Ministry of Home Affairs to renovate police and immigration department houses in Sikongo in order to reduce the shortage of accommodation in the newly created district.
Mr. Kufeka said lack of adequate accommodation in Sikongo was affecting the efficiency of civil servants in the district.
He said although Sikongo has a number of unoccupied houses in the police and immigration camps, the available housing units in the two places were dilapidated.
Mr. Kufeka said this when Deputy Minister of Sports Chinga Miyutu toured the district to familiarize himself with department in his ministry.
He said most public workers that have been transferred to Sikongo were still leaving and operating from Kalabo except the police, immigration and the Office of the President staff.
Mr. Kufeka said this was so because Sikongo district has no office accommodation while unoccupied houses in the police and immigration camps were in a deplorable state and were not fit for human habitation.
The District Commissioner has since appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs to consider renovating the police and immigration houses to reduce the housing deficit in the area.
Sikongo police camp has 43 houses with only 10 police officers while immigration has 12 houses with only two officers. The rest of the houses require rehabilitation.
Mr. Kufeka has also requested Western Water and Sewage Company to help the station to have tap running water as the infrastructure in place was nonfunctional.
The Sikongo District Commissioner took advantage of the visit of the
Mr. Kufeka is among the government officers that are affected by the accommodation problem since the house he was given is still under renovations.
However, the Sikongo District Commissioner, who has been in his district close to a month now, is temporally accommodated.