A STRANGER in her late 20s was on Friday apprehended at the Ministry of Home Affairs Headquarters in Lusaka for loitering after she was discovered in an office on one of the upper floors at the ministry’s building.
Some officials said the unidentified woman was found in the typing pool, unaccompanied and she could not explain what she was doing there.
“She was found in the typing pool and when asked what she was doing there, she said she had been sleeping, claiming she wasn’t feeling well, but how did she find herself there is a mystery?
“It seems this was not the first time she walked into the ministry, she must have done this before – whatever she was doing there, and with all these stories about information leakages you never know,” one officer said.
Ministry employees seemed agitated at the discovery and wondered how she managed to pass the security check, where it was later discovered she did not register her name as a visitor.
The workers also said the woman’s presence could lead to criminal activities like loss of mobile phones and other hand-held gadgets from the offices.
Ministry of Home Affairs in Lusaka is the head office of all Government departments of national security including the police, the Immigration Department, national registration and the Zambia Prisons Service among others.
Efforts to get a comment from the ministry spokesperson Moses Siwale were unsuccessful as his mobile phone went unanswered.
Recently, President Edgar Lungu called for confidentiality and increased security within Government departments to prevent secret information and documents from falling into unauthorized hands.