By Nation Reporter
THE Patriotic Front (PF) government has set the stage for development in various sectors of the economy through the rehabilitation and construction of infrastructure like roads, bridges and houses for civil servants, Kamfinsa Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Chishimba has said.
He said the construction of infrastructure like roads, bridges and houses was important because it was facilitating development in various parts of the country.
Mr Chishimba was commenting on Government’s decision to construct more than 1, 454 housing units for police officers in Lusaka, Kabwe and the Copperbelt.
On April 29, there was a ground-breaking ceremony officiated by Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila at Kawama police post in Kawama Township of Kitwe for the construction of 221 housing units for police officers on the Copperbelt.
Mr Chishimba said, as Kamfinsa MP, he was happy that Kamfinsa police camp would receive 91 housing units out of the 221 housing units which would be constructed on the Copperbelt.
“The PF government under President Edgar Lungu is not only constructing houses for police officers, but it is also constructing roads and bridges to facilitate development in various sectors of the economy. With good roads, various sectors such as agriculture will be developed because it will be easy for farmers to transport their inputs and produce.
“On issues of housing units for police officers, I must say that I am happy that Kamfinsa police camp in my constituency will receive 91 housing units. This is a good development and an indication that President Lungu is a leader who fulfils his promises. He made the promise of giving police officers decent accommodation and he has done it,” Mr Chishimba said.
And Mr Chishimba has said the construction of the police post in Mulenga township has been completed and would soon be officially opened.
He said more than K 500,000 from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) was spent on the construction of the police post to help fight crime in the township.
Mr Chishimba warned residents against harbouring criminals who may be perpetrating crimes, saying they would face the wrath of the law.
“The construction of the police post has been completed and would soon be opened by Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila. Let me hasten to say that this police post has been constructed to fight crime in the area. Therefore, residents of the township should not harbour criminals, but work in collaboration with the police.
“Previously, you, the residents of this township, were using the container as a police post, but as your leaders in the area, we decided to look for money to construct a police post. This is aimed at fighting crime in the area.
“You should support the police by cooperating with them. K567, 000 has been spent on the construction of this police post. Don’t resort to unruly behaviour of damaging property. Damaging public property is retrogressive. With such behaviour, you will not see development in the area,” he said.