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Minister Mwiimbu cautions against destroying public properties, illegal roadblocks by police


Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister, Jack Jacob Mwiimbu, has called on members of the public to desist from the habit of destroying government infrastructure whenever they were aggrieved.

Early this month, Grade 12 Students at Kamwala Secondary School ran amok and burnt the Headteacher’s office, and damaged vehicles, among other infrastructure.

Mwiimbu said government spent huge sums of money to make sure that infrastructure development such as hospitals and Police Stations reached everyone in all the districts of Zambia.

He said this during the official hand over of the Kafue Police Station constructed using the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) on Thursday.

“Destroying infrastructure had and would never be a solution to resolving disputes whenever they occurred,” he emphasized.

Mwiimbu noted that criminals took advantage whenever such incidents occurred to destroy and loot people’s property.

The Minister also handed over a Landcruiser and a Boat to the Police during the same function held in Kafue on Thursday.

Mwiimbu who is also Member of Parliament for Monze Central urged the Police Service to ensure that all cases reported were effectively investigated in quick time so that members of the public do not take the law into their hands.

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“Ensure that cases that are reported to you are throughly investigated and perpetrators taken to court, this will build confidence in communities,” he emphasised.

The Minister also took a swipe at the Police Command and urged them to avoid mounting unnecessary roadblocks in the country.

He said that in some instances, members of the public were made to pay money through the back door in most of the roadblocks mounted.

“Establish proper points where check points can be established and done in a proper way,” Mwiimbu advised.

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