By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT is set to improve the operations of the police force through a computerisation programme and provision of more vehicles.
This was revealed by Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Cde Kazembe Kazembe during a familiarisation tour of the Zimbabwe Republic Police Mashonaland West headquarters on Tuesday.
After getting an insight on the operations of the organisation, its achievements and challenges, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage minister, Kazembe Kazembe praised members of the police force for excelling in the face of resource constraints.
Officer Commanding Police Mashonaland West, Commissioner Priscillah Makotose indicated that the crime rate in the province had dropped by seven percent since 2018 despite the fact that only 13 of its 36 stations are well-resourced with vehicles.
Minister Kazembe said efficiency is poised to improve significantly through computerisation of the organisation’s operations.
“Going forward we need to adopt technology. It is one item top on the agenda to computerise the police. It goes a long way in strengthening the police. It lessens pressure on us and brings about efficiency,” said the minister.
Police Deputy Commissioner General, Elliot Ngirande spoke on the importance of having adequate resources.
“The ramifications of insufficient resources are negatively skewed around our rebranding efforts. Without creating conditions and an environment necessary for business to take place, the economy will remain subdued,” he said.
Minister Kazembe said now that the period for austerity measures is over government is now fully focused availing resources in key sectors.
By ZBC Reporter