The Zambia Police in Kabompo district have been operating without offices since independence.
District commissioner (DC) Jackson Makupa informed Provincial Minister Dawson Kafwaya yesterday during a meeting at his office.
Mr Makupa said the police have had no infrastructure of their own and are using some offices within the district administration block to operate.
He said this has affected operations at the district administration block because the police service alone is spilling over to other departments within the administration block.
Mr Makupa added that lack of transport and holding cells are also challenges that need attention if police service operations were to improve in the district.
The Kabompo District Commissioner said Senior Sikufele has given Zambia police land for the construction of the police station but there are no funds to start the project.
And Mr Kafwaya said his office will take up the matter with the Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure police operations are improved in the area.
Meanwhile Mr Kafwaya has called on people in Kabompo to support President Edgar Lungu to ensure that he delivers development to the area.
He said there are a number of development projects that government was implementing in the district which need the support of the people.
Mr. Kafwaya said this during the commemoration of the International Women’s Day yesterday which was held under the theme,’ Gender is my agenda, make it happen.
Several women groups from political parties, churches community based organizations attended the celebrations.