It may sound like a crazy idea to some readers but I am convinced it will be original and helpful to Zambians. After reflection on hospital services and the arrest of some politicians who have asked for special treatment when are locked up, I thought it will be helpful, to build Fee Paying Police cells.
These cells will be kept clean and will be self contained rooms. I am fully aware some will find it weird because it is very new and they have never heard about it. My argument is,if hospitals have special Fee Paying wards why not police cells?
In fact if we have different treatment for patients depending on wealth why can we not do it to Police cells also.
The money raised from these Fee Paying Police cells will:
- Help improve other ordinary cells
- Decongest the ordinary cells
- Will be a way to take money from the rich and use to the benefit of society
- And is good income for the police service.
This is not a new concept even police bond “bail” is determined by the wealth and influence of the person. The truth is no-matter what we will decide even in crime,people are treated according to their status – wealthy, authority and power they have in society. I appeal to people responsible for making decisions to think on this idea.