Government to purchase police riot gear

Government has set aside K5 billion for the procurement of riot gear equipment for the Zambia Police.

Home affairs Minister Lameck Mangani said the safety of the Zambia Police has been of great concern from some sectors of society.

Mr Mangani told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that with a lot of concerns raised, government has quickly set aside K5 billion for the procurement of riot gear equipment for the Police in the country.

The Home Affairs Minister said government would ensure that riot gear equipment for the Police is procured before the end of this year.

He also said government would ensure that the K5 billion set aside is used for the intended purpose.

Mr Mangani said government is committed to ensuring that the Police are safe and protected.

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