Friday, June 14, 2024

Additional K1 million CDF set aside for construction of Kanchibiya Police Station


Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Sunday Chanda has assured Kanchibiya residents that one million kwacha from the 2023 Constituency Development Fund (CDF) has been set aside for the construction of additional facilities needed at the on-going construction of Kanchibiya Police Station.

Mr. Chanda said that the additional facilities needed are Juvenile cells for both male and female, an armory, accommodation for the Police officers, bathrooms and office space for the Police Deputy Officer in-charge among other things.

Mr. Chanda’s assurance comes after Muchinga Province Police Commanding Officer Kaunda Mubanga who visited the construction site during his familiarisation tour of the district last week, where he raised concerns on the need to add components that were not included in the initial designs of the ongoing construction works of Kanchibiya Police Station.

Mr Bwalya said construction of a modern Police Station is a very serious capital project hence the need for the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development to come in and offer financial assistance to help a successful completion of the Station.

“Last week i initiated a debate in Parliament where I indicated that Government must construct a Police Station, Post Office and medium cost Housing unity,” said Mr. Chanda.

The Kanchibiya Member of Parliament said the District team will not relent in ensuring that a fully-fledged District Police Station is completed soon in order to provide security and public order in the District.

He expressed sadness that at the moment Kanchibiya has no police presence due to lack of requisite infrastructure in the District.

Mr Sunday explained that currently Kanchibiya depends on Police services from Mpika district which is over 135 kilometers away from kanchibiya Central Business District, thus posing security risks for the district.

Meanwhile District Administrative Officer (DAO) Mulenga Yamishi said once the Police Station is completed, it will significantly help to curb rising crime in the District.

Mr Yamishi expressed sadness that youths in the District have taken advantage of the absence of the Police and are now taking the law in their own hands.

“If the absence of the Police is not addressed soon the District may experience some serious increase of number of crime,” said Mr. Yamishi.

And Mumbuwu Ward Development Committee Chairperson Happy Chileshe expressed sadness that since Kanchibiya District was created six years ago, the District has continued operating without a Police Station or Police Post.

“The role of the Police in the District cannot be over emphasized,” said Mr. Chileshe


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