Kampyongo
Local Government and Housing Minister Steven Kampyongo has directed the Fire Services department to quickly recruit officers to take over from the five fire officers who recently died on duty in Chirundu district.

Mr. Kampyongo was speaking when he officially opened a four days Chief Fire Officers and Officers in Charge Standing Committee Conference aimed at discussing ways of enhancing the provision of fire and rescue services in the country.

The Minister said the deceased officers need to be quickly replaced and consider recruiting from their families.

Mr. Kampyongo revealed that President Lungu gave his ministry instructions to effect the provision of effective and efficient fire and rescue services as one of the priority services in the country.

He added that government values the role that the fire-fighters play in saving the lives of people and protecting property from destruction by fire in the country.

And Chief Fire Officers Standing Committee Chairperson Clement Zulu appealed to government to consider the fire policy which will give direction and proper management of fire and rescue services in the country.

Mr. Zulu further appealed for the construction of modern fire stations in all provincial headquarters and districts as well as recruitment of fire-fighters.

He also requested for the consideration of construction of fire Service College that will issue diploma and degree courses at the national fire service college.

The fire fighters demonstrated some lifesaving drills shortly before the commencement of the conference.

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7 COMMENTS

    • And the recruitment of 5 fire fighters becomes news! Gosh!!!!!!

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  1. Surely do you need to pass such directives…everything now is warnings and orders…these are standard procedures

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  2. Considering to recruit from the deceased’s families!!! Is this still happening in the day and age?

    This is bonkers

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  3. HONESTLY THESE MINISTERS HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT TRY AND GET INTO THE NEWS. KAMPYONGO, DOES IT HAVE TO BE YOU TO TELL THE FIRE FIGHTERS TO SEND MEN TO CHIRUNDU. OH YAH IT HAS TO LOOK LIKE YOU CARE AND ARE WORKING. LOL

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  4. Very sad. Our firemen do not have appropriate fire fighting attire. I saw ine in patapatas. I hope the situation has changed. Water hoses are full of holes.

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  5. Nipa Zambia for real. The is only one operating fire engine in zambia and it’s the one at KK airport!
    Any way let me tack into my kfc zinger meal and decant my kroneburg.

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