Police has launched investigations into the case where 42 construction companies have been cited for alleged shoddy works and barred from government tenders.
Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo says two teams headed by two assistant Commissioners of Police Maxwell Nzoe and Lubinda Situmbeko have since been constituted to head the investigating teams.
This follows President Mwanawasa’s directive that no contracts should be awarded to the 42 construction firms whose names were submitted to the law enforcement agencies for investigations for alleged shoddy work on government contracts early this month.
Mr. Mateyo revealed this during a press briefing in Lusaka today.
He added that the police teams will work in collaboration with other security wings such as the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Drug Enforcement Commission during the investigations.
Mr.Mateyo said the two groups will be dispatched to various parts of the country to investigate the allegations and submit a report to government.
And in his Easter message, Mr Mateyo has called on the public to play an integral part in enhancing compliance of the road traffic to reduce road carnage.
He said police presence will be increased during the holidays as people tend to drink more and travel a lot.
Mr. Mateyo has however acknowledged that the crime rate in Zambia has dropped to considerable rates.