Zambia Police to circumcise all male recruits
The Zambia Police Service says plans are underway to introduce a mandatory circumcision policy for all male recruits.
Kamfinsa Police training school commanding Officer, Malcom Mulenga, says male circumcision will help prevent HIV and AIDS cases in the Police service.
Mr. Mulenga, says the Zambia Police Service has continued to lose qualified manpower as a result HIV/AIDS.
He was speaking when the American government handed over a Voluntary Counselling and Testing centre to the Zambia Police Service.
At the same function, Home Affairs deputy Minister, Misheck Bonshe, welcomed plans by the Zambia Police Service to circumcise male recruits.
And the United States Charge d’ Affairs for Zambia, Michael Koplovsky, said his government has set aside K1.5 billion for the construction of health centres for police officers.