Central Province police commanding officer Brenda Muntemba has complained that ZESCO power outages are adversely affecting the operations of the police service and compromising security.
Ms. Muntemba made the complaint at the meeting of provincial heads of governement departments addressed by permanent secretary Mr. Denny Lumbama in the boma conference hall in Kabwe today.
She said police radio communication facilities depend on power supply from ZESCO and that when there was a power outage there was disruption in the oepration be it during the day or night.
She also complaiend of poor water reticulation system in police camps such as Chowa, Kasanda and Milika Tembo saying this was not encouraging to the officers in these camps.
Her complaint on ZESCO power outage was echoed by the provincial director of health Dr. Dickson Suya who said the power outages were making medicines/vaccines stored in fridges to go bad.
And addressing the provincial heads, Mr. Lumbama who was flanked by his acting deputy permanent secretary Mr. Luke Mankapi announced that governemnt would this year construct four boarding high schools in the province at a cost of K24 billon.
He urged them to concentrate on implementing government development programmes so that people could see what government was doing.
Mr. Lumbama was informed that the Road Traffic and Safety Agency (RTSA) had impounded 25 pirates taxis in Kabwe some of which were owned by governemnt workers.