President Edgar Lungu has commissioned 82 housing units for paramilitary police officers in Lilayi battalion headquarters Lusaka. The 82 houses were constructed by AVIC International.
The Head of State said the completion of the houses is significant in addressing challenges of accommodation of men and women in uniform. Mr Lungu said men and women in uniform also have a right to partake shares in the infrastructure development if this nation.
The President applauded the Zambia Police officers for their dedication in maintaining law and order, adding that the new occupants need to safeguard the houses. He has since urged the police command to ensure that inspection of houses is done frequently to avoid vandalism.
Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie said security peace and stability cannot be achieved without motivating civil servants. Mr Jie said Zambia and China continues to share a good relationship.
And inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja noted that the commissioning of the houses is a great milestone towards alleviating challenges faced by officers. Mr Kanganja said such support is something rare in the service. He appealed to the president to consider demolishing old structures as they are inhabitable.
Mr Kanganja also expressed his gratitude to government for uplifting the standards of women in uniform.