Inspector General of Police, Stella Libongani, says efficiency and effectiveness of the police service depends on infrastructural development at all police stations throughout the country.
Ms Libongani says it was for this reason that the police service has put infrastructural development as a top priority.
ZANIS reports that the Inspector General said this when she visited Chilubi Police Station on Chilubi Island yesterday.
She assured officers that the police service was planning to construct decent office and staff accommodation in Chilubi.
Ms Libongani, who is the first ever Inspector General of police to visit Chilubi Island, said the district was a particularly difficult area to police because of its geographical makeup.
And Chilubi Police Officer-in-Charge, Wenceslaus Makasa, said police in the area had managed to contain crime which was rampant before.
Mr Makasa said the structure used by police needed proper rehabilitation because it was in a poor state.
He also appealed for land transport and deployment of female officers to handle cases involving women.
‘’We understand the challenges you are facing and we hope that when we put up proper offices and houses you will be motivated to work even harder in carrying out your daily duties,’’ she told the officers.
She was accompanied to Chilubi by Northern Province Police Commissioner, Charity Katanga and several senior police officers.
Ms Libongani also made a stopover at Luwingu where she assured officers of improved infrastructure at Luwingu Police Station.
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