Marine commandos arrive in Kawambwa

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—Some commandos have occupied an established marine barrack at former Kala refugee camp in Kawambwa district of Luapula province.

District Administrative Officer (DAO), Mwita Kasengele, confirmed the development in an interview to ZANIS.

Mr Kasengele reveald that the marine soldiers, called the 48 Marine Unit, arrived in the area on Monday and have occupied the camp.

Meanwhile, Mr Kasengele has thanked the government for considering Kawambwa to establish a marine camp in the area and sending the special unit.

He noted that the army officers will soon start the construction of schools and a clinic on site that will greatly benefit the surrounding community in the area.

The DAO says the establishment of a marine barrack will provide job opportunities among the people in the area especially when construction of structures begins.

However, Mr Kasengele has urged the surrounding communities to cooperate with the soldiers as they have been sent to provide law, order and security in the area.

He said the unit needs total support to enhance their operations in the area.