Kasosa bemoans lack of planning for retirement in the police service
Kitwe, September 18th, 2014, ZANIS —- COPPERBELT Province Police Commissioner Joyce Kasosa has bemoaned the shortage of accommodation for police offices in the area.
Ms. Kasosa says this was mainly due to some retired police officers’ reluctance to vacate police camp houses on retirement.
She said retired police officers were often refusing to be repatriated with police vehicles and instead opted for repatriation in monetary form which takes long to be secured and in the end results in shortage of houses for serving officers.
ZANIS reports that the provincial police commander said this during a meeting with senior police officers at Kitwe Central police in Kitwe, today.
She added that families of deceased officers in the camps also tended to take long to vacate the police houses which she said further worsen the issue.
Ms Kasosa attributed these tendencies by the retired officers to vacate the camp houses on retirement to lack of preparation.
She said police officers it was unfortunate that most police officers do not venture into building of their own houses in preparation for their retirement.
And Kitwe District Commissioner Elias Kamanga urged the police service to find a solution to the delays by retired officers in leaving camp houses so that serving officers are not inconvenienced.
He said earlier his office will not support the prolonged stay of retired officers or families of deceased officers in the police houses.