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Police Officers who have received their retirement benefits immediately vacate Police houses

Headlines Police Officers who have received their retirement benefits immediately vacate Police houses

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has directed that retired Police Officers who have received their retirement benefits immediately vacate Police houses.

Mr Kampyongo said the Police Command and his Permanent Secretary Masiye Banda should work together to identify the said retirees to pave way for the accommodation of officers that are not accommodated.

He said this should be done expeditiously and should not be treated as business as usual.

Mr Kampyongo regretted that some Police Officers are being forced to rent houses in residential areas when police quarters are being occupied by fully paid retired officers.

The Minister who recently commissioned 40 newly built Police houses in Kafue District, also announced that the government will embark on the rehabilitation of old police quarters to make them habitable.

The Shiwang’andu lawmaker said as the Government is constructing more police houses, the old ones will not be abandoned but rehabilitated to accommodate more officers.

Mr Kampyongo also directed the Kafue District Council to ensure that police officers benefit from the 1,000 plots that have been advertised in order to empower them to construct houses.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Even widows whose husbands have died must also vacate Police camps. It’s very embarrassing that Sikanze was turned into a shebeen and brothel by some widows. Kampyongo must also help Officers explain the issue of repatriation because that’s what has brought a lot of confusion

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  2. This type of statements coming from a ministers implies they haven’t got any idea about the concept of bureaucracy in conventional work places.
    The matter mentioned belongs to a local management in a company to allocate houses vacated by retired officers. Does not need a minister to direct instructions for house allocation. A minister through his subordinates only ensures retirement packages are ready and expedited transportation of retired officers to their places of choice to settle. This is what PF government has failed to fulfill hence, ministers dwelling on trivial, simple and matters for a shop floor steward job. Most ministers in PF government have limited knowledge about office bureaucracy – except threatening the public in the streets – not to forget where they came from.

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  3. Let us instil a sense of responsibility for those living in Govt property, evaluate the property and deduct some moneys from their pension for painting and repairs to make sure that the next tenants will live in a good environment. Some people are in the habit of not caring for Govt property.

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  4. Is there no written policy about government housing, stating when occupants should vacate following their receipt of pension? If there was such a clearly written and self explanatory policy , surely there would be no need for a government minister to evict these people in such a manner!! This kind of disorganised governance is what causes underdevelopment an financial instability in our country.

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  5. There is a policy which all of the officers are aware of when they take up this accommodation. It’s only common sense that is police forces house. It’s like ruphia banda refusing to vacate state house when his term came to an end. Just doesn’t make sense. Please leave and give chance to the youth to also enjoy those benefits of being employed by the police force

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  6. There is a policy which all of the officers are aware of when they take up this accommodation. It’s only common sense that is police forces house. It’s like ruphia banda refusing to vacate state house when his term came to an end. Just doesn’t make sense. Please leave and give chance to the youth to also enjoy those benefits of being employed by the police force. You don’t own those houses!

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  7. I seriously do not think that this the real Kaizer Zulu making these comments because he language and tone is that of a sensible person and not a cadre.

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  8. I can understand why the British and American military have camps/barracks. They are constantly moving around the world – so they need somewhere to be housed quickly. However, I don’t understand why Zambian policemen cannot just be helped to buy their own houses. At least they would not slide into homelessness and destitution when they retire – having served their country. Also, knowing what is at stake, most policemen would think twice before engaging in corruption.

  9. Peter Singogo Police Camp right on the highway from Ndola to Kitwe is an eyesore ba minister. Nensoni iyoo you always drive past this dirty slum and never do anything about it. Can i get an assurance that Ndola will receive the same attention as Lusaka imwe ba ngwele ba PF?

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  10. You dont pay benefits promptly then you pay after years when the people are in-debt then ask them to leave immediately. Useless short man as Seer1 calls him

  11. The government should help officers look for land to build their own houses? What???? Is this a joke? The money to buy land is left in those chibuku taverns and bars that are always in the middle of police camps. These are adult men and women who know their day of retirement is coming and plans to build should start when you are a young officer. By the time retirement is around the corner, even if government delays paying your dues, you’ve down up to 3 houses. How are others who are not even in employment managing. No salary. Just tamanga.

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