Mungwi, January 23, 2014/ ZANIS…… A civil society organisation in Mungwi has expressed deep concern at the lack of a police vehicle at Mungwi Police Station.
CARITAS says the lack of police vehicle at Mungwi Police needs the serious attention of authorities.
This is according to a statement released to ZANIS in Mungwi District, today.
CARITAS Mungwi Parish Coordinator Wilbroad Chanda said government should consider the lack of police vehicle at Mungwi Police as a matter of urgency.
He said police in the district should be equipped with their own transport instead of relying on the Provincial Command each time they needed to respond to crime.
Mr. Chanda said though the Provincial Command was on hand to assist with transport such a situation needed to be corrected because they also had other matters to respond requiring transport.
Mr. Chanda said however that with the tarring of the Kasama/Mbesuma a road Mungwi has become a transit town connecting a number of districts in Northern, Muchinga and Luapula provinces thereby posing a security challenge to Mungwi Police.
He added that the tarring of the road has also re-enforced business linkages with the neighboring Tanzania a situation he said might impact negatively on the security of the nation if police in the area continue to operate without a vehicle.
Mr. Chanda observed that with a size of 10,000 square kilometers police in the district needed to cover the furthest distance of 210km which is a boundary between Zambia and Tanzania.