THE Government has set aside K9 billion (Kr 900 million) for the construction of a police station and officers houses in Serenje District.
Central Province Minister Philip Kosamu said the construction would be done in two phases.
Mr Kosamu said in an interview that the construction was in line with Government's plans to ensure that law enforcers were well accommodated.
Serenje has no police station and officers operate from the district Government complex.
He said once the infrastructure was put up, it would boost the morale of the officers who were currently operating at an administration block.
"We have set aside K9 billion for the construction of the police camp and a police station for our men and women in uniform and we want the best for them," he said.
The minister said the tender process was already in progress and reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that quality work was carried out.
Mr Kosamu said Government would improve infrastructure not only in Central Province but in the country.
Meanwhile plans to increase water supply in Serenje has reached an advanced stage.
Lukanga Water and Sewerage Company would soon commence the installation of more pipes to provide tap water to the residents.