Government has bought 42 modern fire tenders from Spain at a cost of 42 million U.S dollars.
The fire tenders will be distributed to local authorities across the country.
ZANIS reports that Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale has disclosed that the fire tenders are expected to arrive in the country in the next few weeks.
Mr Mwale said the procurement of the fire tenders will see an improvement in fire fighting operations and services in the country.
The Minister said this in Ndola during the Commemoration of the 2017 International Fire Fighters day held under the theme “Supporting fire fighting for a better provision of rescue and fire fighting Services.
And Mr Mwale conveyed a message of condolences from President EDGAR LUNGU to the families of the deceased fire-fighters who died in the course of serving lives and property.
Meanwhile, Mayor of the City of Ndola Amon Chisenga said there is need to adequately equip all Fire fighting Centres in order to improve the quality of fire fighting services.
Earlier, Fire Services Union of Zambia -FSUZ- president Billings Chanda commended government for buying new fire tenders.