Things are so bad that even the PF Police force has increased all its fees and fines including traffic fines.
This comes in the wake of a worthless Kwacha which has continued trading at more that K10 (K10, 000 old currency) despite government diverting the Eurobond to try and save the local currency.
There is no sign of the Kwacha gaining. As of today, September 21, 2015, One USA dollar was trading at K10. 10, a British Pound was selling between K15.33 and K15. 69. The Euro was fetching between K11.15 and K11.42.
Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda explained that the increase in police charges has been effected through Statutory Instrument No.41 of July 2015 of the Fees and Fines Act.
Ms Chanda explained that the adjustment in all the fees and fines does not only cover traffic fines but all the services that need members of the general public to pay for in government departments which include the Zambia Police Service.
She added that even fees for Police and Interpol Clearance Certificates have all be increased.