Kapaya beoans lack of accommodation for police, prisons officers in Luapula

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—Luapula Province Minister, Benson Kapaya, has bemoaned the inadequate staff accommodation for police and prisons services officers in Luapula Province.

General Kapaya says despite the important role that the police and prisons services are faced with staff accommodation still remains a challenge.

ZANIS reports that the Provincial Minister said this when Chairperson for the Police and Prisons Service Commission, Alexander Museba and his entourage, called on him at his office.

General Kapaya revealed to the commissioner chairperson that police in Chiengi and Milenge are operating in an old building belonging to the Post Office.

He said it is difficult to work in such conditions, adding that the problem of accommodation is compounded by lack of transport in both the police and prisons services.

General Kapaya has since appealed to the Police and Prisons Service Commission to consider putting up a police post in Lunga district which he said is a crime-infested area.

During their tour in the Province, the service commission will hear the challenges and problems which affect their conditions of service and conditions under which they operate on.

Mr Museba appealed to the police and prisons officers not to involve themselves in partisan politics, saying it is unprofessional for any police or prisons officer to engage in partisan politics.

He also urged his officers to maintain zero tolerance to corruption.