RESIDENTS of George Township in Lusaka have appealed to Government to consider building a new police station to curb criminal activities after irate people burned the previous one a week ago following suspected ritual killings.

Residents said majority of them did not take part in the riot and should not suffer the consequences of others who burnt the police station in protest.

Others who took part in the riot which saw suspects who were arrested for various offences escape said they burnt the police station because police in the area were always reluctant and never carried night patrols.

“We want Government to quickly bring a new police station because criminals will now take advantage of the situation,” they said.

The residents have also promised to be helpful in the current investigations that were launched by the police.

But police spokesperson Charity Chanda said residents of the said township acted inappropriately and that police did not have immediate resources to construct a new police post.

“George Township residents committed an offence by burning a police station which serves them and this should not be a habit. As things stand, a new police post shall only be constructed when funds are available,” she said.

Ms Chanda further advised the residents to mobilise themselves and come up with a temporal police post to accommodate police officers to operate from.

She said police had intensified patrols in the area to ensure smooth investigations and possible arrest of perpetrators.

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    • An immature response from the Police Spokesperson. You do not give up law enforcement because criminals beat up your policemen. This is a banana republic approach to serious issues. Build and fortfy a Police Post there.

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    • This Charity Chanda is more concerned about catching the rioters INSTEAD of the increase in crime rates…its a shame these commanding officers’ performances are not judged on crime reduction in areas.

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    • The residents must foot out the costs of rebuilding the police post plus any equipment destroyed in the inferno.

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  1. NEVER PUT A POLICE STATION IN A PRIMITIVE AREA LIKE THAT JUST BE SENDING MOBILE UNIT TO CLEANERUP THE AREA FOR TEN YEARS AND THIS SHOULD INCLUDE UNZA/CBU.
    LET MOBILE POLICE DEAL WITH THESE USELESS AREAS. MOBILE ZP BEAT THESE DAGA SMOKERS

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  2. There was a time when people used to run to the police for protection. Now people run away from the police.

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  3. Imwe people of George don’t but the government to temptation. U burn down the police post within a week u are already calling on the government to build u another one. do u know there are many place which have been crying for a police post but have not been given. build one using yo resources now

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  4. A Police Station is like a Hospital or Pity Latrine. When u are not sick the hospital and its Staff are useless.Its like a Pity Toilet in the sense that when u are not troubled by the call of nature. it produces bad smell but when u have a running stomach u quickly 4get So if i was in authority i would tell them 2 organise and build a 5star Police Station and Houses with a wall fence as a condition.

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  5. u will not notice the importance of a Well until it gets dry and u start fetching Water from afar. I think u deserve a long punishment as a lesson 2 others plse ask the People of miss compound how they suffered 4 such uncivilised , unZambian behaviour.U thought u were clever by assisting thugs 2 burn down yo police Post now its the turn 4 thiefs 2 enjoy as the saying ” SELA TUBOMBEKO:

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  6. Iwe Charity Chanda, You are not government spokes person on finance, shut up your mounth, It is the the responsibirity of government to construct the police stations across the country, not to tell the people of George township that the police doesn’t have the resources for the new police post, Are you a Minister of finance? With your little knowledge avoid commenting on something you are not familiar with, Member of Parliament for the area must ask the Minister responsible for internal security to construct the police post, Iwe Chanda just go out there and hunt for criminals as you job is to protect our lives and properties that’s it, Iwe charity Chanda usamaganize kuti Nzika za Dziko lino ndi Mbuli ayi.

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  7. immature response from a commissioned officer,I wonder if there are proper advisers from the fellow officers on how to give a proper statement when more especially one is adressing the nation in such an unresponsible manner.I also doubt the level of education for this same katanga.Government should be serious when making some appointments to officers with disfuctional brains.

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  8. This is the duty of the minister of home affairs no a simple buju like katanga.I hope the ministry in charge will move this lady from her current position to a different one through the IG .This woman must be dull also bkoz the same people she is insulting are the same who help the government to build some community police posts around the country .it is not the duty of the police to build police stations but the gorvernment to do so through the ministry of home affairs.

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  9. This is the duty of the minister of home affairs not a simple buju like katanga.I hope the ministry in charge will move this lady from her current position to a different one through the IG .This woman must be dull also bkoz the same people she is insulting are the same who help the government to build some community police posts around the country .it is not the duty of the police to build police stations but the gorvernment to do so through the ministry of home affairs.

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  10. It will not work to try and punish innocent George residents because of the actions of a few riotous individuals. I would expect that criminals from George traverse the whole City of Lusaka, so nobody would be safe. Just build a new Police Post and arrest those who burnt the previous one. Any place out of reach of law enforcement becomes a breeding ground for criminals who will cause trouble everywhere in Zambia and beyond.

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  11. Community leaders should mobilise themselves and collect contributions from residents and build a temporary structure to shelter the police.In the absence of such an initiative,the people of George will dance to the tune of criminals.

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