Police seeking PPEs for officers enforcing COVID-19 preventive measures compliance

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Inspector-General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has called on for the corporate community to help assist police officers with the required Personal Protective Equipment to avoid exposure to the Coronavirus.

Kanganja bemoaned the challenges in acquiring enough PPEs for the police force saying they are fully involved in the enforcement of the Statutory Instruments number 21 and 22 to ensure that the public complies with the directives to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Speaking at Police Headquarters in Lusaka when he received a donation of hand sanitizers, hygienic liquid soap, and mealie-meal all valued at K17,000 from BIGOCA Bishop Peter Ndhlovu, the police chief called on the corporate world to continue rendering help to the force.

Meanwhile, the country is having shortages of PPEs for the security services.

On the 4th of April, 2020 – In the wake of COVID 19, the Inspector General had to suspend snap traffic check points until the country could secure enough PPEs for the traffic officers.

The suspension saw only Permanent Security Check points (Road Blocks) being mounted as the Police Command has already secured PPE for the officers.

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