Govt to recruit 1500 police officers in 2009
Parliament has head that government plans to recruite 1500 new police officers to meet the shortfall of police officers in the country.
Home Affairs Minister, Kalombo Mwansa told Parliament yesterday that the recruitment will start in April this year.
Dr. Mwansa said the government wants to recruit more Police Officers in the country because there was a shortage of manpower in the Police Service.
The Home Affairs Minister was responding to Chililabombwe Member of Parliament (MP) Esther Banda who wanted to know when government will recruit more Police Officers.
Dr. Mwansa said once government recruits more officers it will immediatly deploy them in different Police posts country wide.
He also said in the next five to seven years, government will recruit 12000 more Police officers to meet the staff short fall.
The Minister said every year the government has been recruiting Police Officers adding that the state will also get 500 houses for the Police Officers.
He also said the government intends to increase capacity of Police Colleges as soon as resources are available.