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Zambia Army to construct a Barracks in Chinsali

Rural News Zambia Army to construct a Barracks in Chinsali

Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General William Sikazwe has announced that a project to construct a Barrack in Chinsali of Muchinga province, will soon commence. Lt. Gen Sikazwe said that the project is already in its contractual stage just awaiting its actualization.

He said that with positive signs of the rebounding economy following the appreciation of the Zambian Kwacha, the project is likely to take off after the 12 August general election.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Captain Davison Mulenga at his office in Chinsali yesterday, the Army Commander charged that the development is meant to increase on the presence of army in the region.

He said the aim of the army is to have a formation headquarter, adding that land has already been acquired in some selected areas.

“I’m humbly requesting your office to help us push for the resurrection of the contract so that the Ministry of Finance can quickly actualize the project,” he said.

Lt. Gen Sikazwe further congratulated the Permanent Secretary who is also a former Army officer for his recent promotion and transfer to Muchinga Province.

And Capt. Mulenga says the visit by the Army commander to Muchinga province is highly appreciated adding that the Zambia Army in the province has been collaborating well with the Provincial administration in many ways.

The Army Commander was in Muchinga province to address officers on various issues.

12 COMMENTS

  1. How do u expand the military whn u are facing economic challenges, rising poverty and a distressed external debt situation? We do have public security challenges but the correct response is recruitment of more police officers.

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  2. THAT IS NOT A PRIORITY AS THE ARMY DOES GENERATE INCOME IT JUST CONSUMES. FIRST GOVT SHOULD REVIVE THE ECONOMY AND THEN STARTING BUILDING GARSISONS IN SOLWEZI, CHOMA AND CHINSALI. BWNA GENERAL GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT. WE ARE NOT AT WAR WE HAD THREATS ON DRC, AND ANGOLA BORDERS.

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  3. THE NEXT GOVT SHOULD INCRESE THE MAN POWER LEVELS IN POLICE SERVICE AS THEY ARE IN THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE. FROM PAST STATEMENTS WE NEED EXTRA 15,000 COPS TO POLICE THE CURRENT INCREASED POPULATION. CURRENT STRENGTH AS AT 14,000 OFFICERS WHICH IS NOT ENOUGH. A PROGRAM TO RECRUIT 4500 EVERY YEAR OVER THE NEXT 3 YEARS WILL BE VERY COMMENDABLE.THIS SHIULD INCLUDE HEALTH AND TEACHING STAFF.

  4. A hospital would be better. If you examine our neighbors near Chinsali We won’t fight a war with DRC. They are too disorganized. Tanzanians are our brothers and sisters. Rwandan rebels don’t have a navy to navigate lake Tanganyika to come fight from here.

  5. He said that with positive signs of the rebounding economy following the appreciation of the Zambian Kwacha, the project is likely to take off after the 12 August general election.
    Ba General, bushe when the pf releases a lot of dollar on the market and the kwacha seems to appreciate does that immediately immediately translate to econmic gain? This is just a temporal measure.
    Wait until the dollar is wiped from the market.

  6. Now even Army Generals are politicking…what rebounding of the economy got to do with Barracks

  7. The priority in Zambia is to build a resilient economy capable of sustained growth and job creation. We want to get our textile designers, engineering designers, road engineers, software engineers and scientists to start doing real work. This is where taxes will come from to pay for other things the government wants to do. Just digging minerals out of the ground has not served us well.

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