21 November 2012

Zambia: Serenje Govt Guest House to Become Police Station

THE Government Guest house in Serenje in Central Province is in the process of being turned into a police station.

Serenje District has no police station and officers operate from the Government office complex, which accommodates District Commissioner's office.

Central Province Permanent Secretary Anne Sinyangwe, who inspected the guest house, said the place was big enough to accommodate the officers in the district.

Ms Sinyangwe explained that the guest house was not generating any income to the Government and it was only necessary that it should be turned into a police station.

She however, said the move to turn the guest house into a police station was not a permanent measure as plans were under way for the construction of a police station in the district.

Ms Siyangwe said the Ministry of Home Affairs had a programme of building a police station and camp.

She called on police officers to remain professional despite the challenges as the Government was doing everything possible to resolve the problem.

Serenje District Commissioner Charles Mwelwa said it was important for the police officers to have a station to carry out their duties effectively.

Mr Mwelwa said the officers faced a number of challenges and at the moment were operating from one of the Government offices.

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