Lungu hands over 82 houses to the Lilayi Paramilitary Battalion

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President Edgar Lungu this morning handed over 82 housing units to the Zambia Police Service paramilitary Battalion unit in Lilayi, Lusaka.

The Patriotic Front government has been committed to addressing the housing deficit in the country’s security services.

The housing units are in a phased manner to avoid overstretching the Treasury and in line with the fiscal consolidation being implemented by the Ministry of Finance.

Under the phase one (I) of the Ministry of Home Affairs Housing Project, AVIC International Corporation has been tasked to construct 2350 housing units across the board.

The housing units are part of the 12 000 housing units the Patriotic Front government under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa LUNGU is earmarked to construct.

As at December 31, 2018, One Thousand and Eighty Five (1085) Housing Units had been constructed across the country.

Lusaka, Copperbelt Provinces (Kamfinsa, Luanshya), with Mazabuka, Matumbo and Kasama being the only districts outside the two provinces to have had a share of the houses under phase one.

Meanwhile, government has been assuring officers working outside Lusaka and the Copperbelt Provinces not to despair as government is extending the housing projects to all parts of the country where men and women in uniform are stationed.

The 82 houses being commissioned under the Ministry of Home Affairs Housing Project are just one of the many development projects and programmes the Patriotic Front government is carrying out.

These strides being undertaken seek to Modernise the country’s Security Institutions and Services.

The Modernisation of Security Institutions and Services encompasses provision of decent housing, equipment and in-service training. It is therefore the Patriotic Front government’s expectation that, the modernisation programme being put in place shall help the country’s men and women in uniform work hard and smart, as well as within the law.

Modernisation of Security Institutions and Services is a costly, but worthwhile venture, because security and peace go hand in hand and are the cornerstones of any sustainable development.

President Lungu has been emphasizing that the PF government will continue to invest in the Security Institutions and Services of the country, as it is the surest way of ensuring that Zambia remains the choice destination for both foreign and domestic investment, which is critical to Zambia becoming a Middle Income Country by the year 2030.

Source: Smart Eagles


One Response to Lungu hands over 82 houses to the Lilayi Paramilitary Battalion

  1. Government should build houses for the poor who have no means of acquiring a house.

    April 18, 2019 at 10:48 pm

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