Chifuta Nephas
Chifuta Nephas

The Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed that the construction of the two correctional facilities at Mwembeshi will be completed this year.

Ministry of Home Affairs Public Relations Manager, Nephas Chifuta said that one of the new correctional facilities will replace the Lusaka central prison popularly known as “Chimbokaila” while, the other will replace the Lusaka remand prison commonly known as “Kamwala remand prison.”

Speaking during an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Chifuta stated that the Lusaka central prison has a bed space of less than 500 while, the Lusaka remand prison has a bed space of 300.

Mr. Chifuta further articulated that the correctional facility replacing the Lusaka central prison will have a bed capacity of 1800 while, the one replacing the Kamwala remand prison will have a bed space of 1500.

Meanwhile Mr. Chifuta has noted that there are renovations of old cell rooms and building of new ones in Kasama at Milima correctional facility while, in Luapula province construction of a hostel at Nchelenge has been completed.

Mr. Chifuta adds that, there are plans to make relocations and ensure that they put up facilities that will be conducive especially for the female sections.

He further stated that the construction of the female section at Livingstone correctional facility has already been completed.

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    • And you better make those jails first class because you , your ministers and your judges will soon move in

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    • THE MWANAWASA ILLEGALITIES OF THAT POST NEWSPAPER FUELLED TASK FORCE THAT RAVAGED INNOCENT ZAMBIANS WILL NEVER RETURN BECAUSE hh WILL NEVER BE GIVEN THAT MANDATE TO BRING BACK SUCH ABOMINATIONS AGAINST THE ZAMBIANS HE HATES WHILE HE STEALS FROM OUR ECONOMY IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIS IMPERIALIST MASTERS!!!!!!!

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  1. This is a good move and well done but more must be done in improving prison conditions. Also the judiciary needs to take a bold step in removing custodial sentences for minor misdemeanors.

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  2. “HIGH BED CAPACITY” ….. as if there are beds in Zambian prisons. Why not say ‘increased floor area for sleeping’?

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  3. The article has not told us where the new prisons will be located, who is constracting them and under what terms?? WHILE THIS WELCOME NEWS TO HAVE HUMANE CONDITIONS FOR PRISIONERS, THESE LOOK LIKE CASES WHERE FOREIGNERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN LAND AT OLD PRISONS IN EXCHANGE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTING NEW PRISONS BUT LIKELY WITHOUT PUBLIC TENDER!! ARE THE COURTS GOING TO MOVE TOO, TO BE NEAR NEW REMAND PRISONS??

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