China donates 25 motor vehicles to Zambia Police

L-R Annie Lane, IOM Zambia Chief of Mission Dr Andrew Choga, Zambia Police Deputy Inspector General, Dr. Solomon Jere Handover of cerficates.Photo-Chris Price_0

CHINA yesterday donated 25 vehicles worth US$1.5 million to the Zambia Police Service as Zambia’s birthday gift as the country celebrates 49 years of independence tomorrow.
Handing over the vehicles to Minister of Home Affairs Edgar Lungu at Lilayi Police College yesterday, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Zhou Yuxio said the friendship that exists between Zambia and China should be strengthened.
“Let me say happy birthday to Zambia and its people,” Mr Zhou said.
Mr Zhou said diplomatic relations between China and Zambia started in 1964 and that since then, the two countries have been all weather friends.
He hoped that the donated vehicles will contribute to effective operations of the police to enhance security in the country.
And Mr Lungu said the gesture by China signifies the unbreakable warm relations between the two countries.
Mr Lungu said Government attaches great importance to national security and improving police operations.
“It is for this reason that Government is doing everything possible to improve operations of the police by, for example, putting in place a robust communication system interlinking all police divisions,” Mr Lungu said.
The minister said the police service faces a number of challenges which include inadequate transport.
Mr Lungu said police officers need reliable transport for them to effectively combat crime