THE residents of Kababana Township in Lusaka may soon have a Police Post to arrest the high crime following a meeting at Lusaka City Council to open tenders to pick a contractor.
Mpulungu ward 23 Councillor Christopher Shakafuswa disclosed to Daily Nation in an interview that the tender committee of the council met on Thursday to identify the contractor to award the construction tender of the police post.
Mr. Shakafuswa said once the suitable contractor was identified, construction works would commence.
“There was a tender committee meeting to identify which contractor to award the tender to; tender procedures have to be followed. We are just waiting for that process to end and the professionals should be finalising that soon,” he said.
Mr. Shakafuswa noted that once the facility was completed, incidences of stock theft, assault, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and other crimes prevalent in Kabanana would be reduced.
“When the construction is officially done and commissioned, criminal activities in the area would be reduced. Would-be offenders will be scared, because they will know that once they commit crime the police will be there waiting for them,” he said.
Mr. Shakafuswa urged the residents to be patient and not to despair, as other development projects such as road infrastructure will soon be embarked upon.