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Boosting Law Enforcement: President Hichilema Hands Over 156 Police Vehicles Nationwide

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In a significant stride towards enhancing law enforcement capabilities, President Hakainde Hichilema handed over 156 police motor vehicles to constituencies across the country this afternoon. The vehicles, procured through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), mark a crucial step in addressing the logistical challenges faced by the police force.

Addressing the police officers during the handover, President Hichilema called upon them to respond effectively to security threats and concerns within their respective constituencies. He emphasized the importance of maintaining law and order, underscoring that individuals found breaking the law, whether through theft of private or public assets, would be dealt with within the confines of the law.

“There can never be development in an area where there is no law and order,” President Hichilema asserted, highlighting the pivotal role law enforcement plays in fostering a conducive environment for development.

Expressing gratitude to the police officers who tirelessly work around the clock to combat crimes in communities, President Hichilema extended his blessings and confidence in their dedication. He stressed the government’s commitment to supporting the police force and ensuring they have the necessary resources to carry out their duties effectively.

The handover of police vehicles aligns with the government’s broader efforts to strengthen security infrastructure and enhance the capacity of the police force, ultimately contributing to the overall well-being and progress of the nation.

18 COMMENTS

  1. THIS THE FIRST TIME THAT EACH CONSTITUENCY HAS ITS OWN MONITORING VEHICLE AND A POLICE VEHICLE. JOB WELL DONE. FOR SURE THIS NEW DAWN

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  2. Handing over instruments of harassment that cost over the top but when it comes to school desks we leave that to donors and NGOs. Zambians have a serious complex. Start assembling these vehicles and sign leasing agreements to supply government institutions instead of making one off purchases which are open to abuse. Create jobs not problems.

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    • WE ARE TOLD ASSEMBLING AND MANUFACTURING OF VEHICLES AS A PROGRAM IS THE PIPELINE, AND BOTH INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL invsetors are wooed and very encouraged to establish automobile companies. but there has been an urgent need to listen to security calls from `communities to provide vehicles to police officers incease patrols in communities. otherwise it is job well done

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  3. Yes a welcome developement
    Lawlessnes is everywhere, but with the current attitude, moral conduct and corruption in the force
    I have to wonder

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  4. He is trying to steal away from ECLs glory of seeing zambia through a win at football yesterday. No one missed him. What sort of man doesn’t watch football. He is gay

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    • Gay So what as long as the job is done what else you want ??
      Atleast he is sorting out your idol ECL mess corruption, Debt
      My question is when are you desolving or spliting your party ?
      we deseve to the which one of the 20 contenders for party president is

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  5. Why not drunken Mwiimbu handing over? This is not the first time police have been given vehicles. Those who are not clouded with blind support will agree that these vehicles will end only in delivering charcoal for the officer in charge.

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    • as long as they continue committing caser deliberately, continue arresting the burgers as many times as they commit cases . After it’s just a small group of corrupt, greedy jncorrigible crooks. All what they want to mobilize innocent people to help them create confusion in the country with a hope of running away from or nullify their court cases

  6. Good job! But let those vehicles be used to fight crime and not opposition leaders. Also we want to know whether tender procedures were followed when purchasing the same vehicles.

  7. as long as they continue committing caser deliberately, continue arresting the burgers as many times as they commit cases . After it’s just a small group of corrupt, greedy jncorrigible crooks. All what they want to mobilize innocent people to help them create confusion in the country with a hope of running away from or nullify their court cases

  8. Unbelievable! What police force uses a pick up trucks to get to a crime scene?
    What the police need are fast moving sedan vehicles. They would have been much cheaper than purchasing the wrong vehicles for the job. People doing the bidding should do some “needs assessment” study before wasting money this way.

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  9. What this Under 5 government must understand is that ZP doesn’t operate according to constituency. For an example Lusaka District has more stations per Constituency such that 7 vehicles is nothing. If they’re given to the District Command they can be allocated according to urgency. Maybe 4 to crack squad, 3 to operations etc. Now Munali has over 20 posts and stations against 1 vehicle. Leave that to the Police Command as they understand security matters better

  10. Someone help me understand this. Why have these vehicles been bought using CDF funds? I thought CDF funds are allocated to communities for development projects. Shouldn’t these vehicles have been purchased using the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security budget?

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