Mbala police officers abandon cracked camp houses

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Kazimolwa ward councilor Steward Simutenda in Mbala district has expressed concerned at the deplorable state of police houses in the area.

Mr. Simutenda said the police houses are in a bad state as they have developed big cracks.

He said something should urgently be done as the cracks are posing a danger to the police officers.

He revealed that some officers have since deserted the camp and opted to rent houses elsewhere.

The councilor disclosed this in a statement released to ZANIS in Mbala on Thursday.

Mr. Simutenda explained that the situation at both the camp and police station was worrying.

He said there was no running water forcing the officers to draw untreated water from the nearby Lake Chila.

Mr. Simutenda has urged Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company to quickly address the problem of water at the police camp to ease the officers’ problems.

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    …Ati “cracks are posing a danger” to our Police officers? Zambia has indeed turned into a laughing stock

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    HONESTLY THE POLICE ARE VERY NEGLECTED. SINCE AORON MILNER LAST BUILT A FEW HOUSES FOR POLICE OFFICERS HERE IN ZAMBIA THE POLICE ARE STILL LIVING IN THE LITTLE HOUSES LEFT BY OUR COLONIEL MASTERS. THEY ARE TREATED LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS AND WE WONDER WHY THEY ARE CORRUPT. A POLICE ALSO WANTS A GOOD AND COMFORTABLE HOME TO GO TO HIS CHILDREN AND HIMSELF ALSO WANT DSTV AND THEY ALSO WANT TO OWN VEHICLES JUST LIKE ALL OF US. A BIG SALUTE TO OUR OFFICERS OUT THERE AND SYMPATHY FROM ME FOR THEIR DEPLORABLE ACCOMODATION. HOPE SOME GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL READS THIS AND LOOKS INTO THEIR PLIGHT.

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      But the police are busy protecting corrupt Lungu. Police should abandon Lungu and his corrupt friends. Police should not be expecting handouts from a broke government, but create an economy where police as well as many citizens can be able to afford to buy their own homes. This will allow growth to the economy and stop the bleeding of the the already broke country, but Lungu is too dull to even think of that.

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    Should have been done away with ages. House for doctors, nurses, clinical officers, lab assistant, teachers, bus drivers, accountants??? Rubbish.

    Let them find own accomodation.

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    After all the brutality they are unleashing on innocent people, I have no sympathy, let the cracks swallow them, they will soon learn why the ordinary people are saying enough is enough and so, if they were clever, they would join in to fight for better lives.

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    THE TROUBLE IN ZAMBIA IS THAT ANY GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT STARTS AND ENDS IN LUSAKA AND CB TOWNS. DUE TO LACK OF EXPOSURE, ALL ZAMBIA’S DECISION-MAKERS DO NOT THINK OF RURAL TOWNS AS DESERVING AS CITIES.OR WHERE MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS SHOULD START FROM. TAKE FOR INSTANCE WATER RETICULATION AND ELECTRICITY- IN OTHER COUNTRIES INCLUDING AFRICAN, LUAPULA, NORTHERN, N/WESTERN AND MUCHINGA PROVINCE WOULD HAVE BEEN SHINING EXAMPLES OF WATER RETICULATION. PIPED WATER WOULD HAVE BEEN EVEN IN VILLAGES DUE TO HUGE WATER BODIES (especially Luapula), IN THESE AREAS. SEWERAGE SYSTEMS WOULD HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT IN THESE PROVINCES.

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    Yes..let them suffer.

    The police are the ones protecting ECL & PF while brutalizing the public, particularly the opposition.

    The police are supposed to be protecting the public.
    Northern province voted in masses for Lungu while the police brutalized the opposition.
    So, let them enjoy the fruits of ECL & PF along with their corrupt Bembas & foolish Easterners.

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