North Western Province has recorded a reduction of serious crimes and a reduction of street vendors which had rocked the province.
The successes have been attributed to the upright, selfless approach of outgoing Commissioner of Police Eugene Sibote whose firm grip of the province resulted in unity between the provincial administration and the general public.
Officiating at a farewell party for outgoing Commissioner of Police Eugene Sibote last night at Kansanshi Hotel, North Western Province Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga thanked Mr. Sibote for the renovations of the Police Officers camps, and fencing of the Solwezi new police camp.
Mr. Malupenga also thanked Mr. Sibote for the promotions of police officers and the construction of an office block which has alleviated the difficulties the senior police officers had.
He said since Mr. Sibote came into the province in 2011, a number changes in the policing and welfare of officers have been experienced.
He wished Mr. Sibote the best as he goes to Eastern Province where he has been transfered.
Mr. Malupenga also welcomed the incoming Provincial Commissioner Grace Chipalila and urged her to continue with the legacy Sibote had left.
He called on the officers to render support to Ms Chipalila to achieve more successes in future.
And in giving a vote of thanks, Police Superintendent Ilyamupu Njimba thanked Mr. Sibote for ensuring crime free parliamentary by-elections such as Mufumbwe, Solwezi East and Central and the just ended Presidential elections.
And speaking earlier, Mr. Sibote thanked police officers, the provincial administration, traditional leaders and the general public for the support rendered to him during the time he has worked in the Province.
He added that there was a lot of investment in the province which his officers must protect and ensure peace.