President Lungu calls for re-establishment of Police Reserve Unit


President Edgar Lungu has directed the Zambia Police to revive the Police Reserve Wing immediately.



President Lungu says the Police Service should revive the Reserve Unit in order to consolidate efforts of maintaining peace and security in the country.



Mr. Lungu said government will recruit additional police officers annually in order to meet the threshold of 35, 000 officers needed to provide adequate security.



The Head of State said this on Feb 21st when he commissioned Misisi and John Howard police posts in Chawama Constituency in Lusaka today.



The Misisi police post has been constructed at a cost of over K700,000  on land that was used as a garbage dumping site while the land on which John Howard police post is built cost K200,000  and  constructed at a cost of k487,000.



President Lungu directed Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani to ensure that the reserve wing is not infiltrated with criminals.



The two modern police posts which have private showers and toilets were initiated by Mr Lungu while serving as area member of parliament.



President Lungu also commissioned a water kiosk in Misisi compound to provide clean and safe drinking water to residents who for a long time have been drawing water from shallow wells.