By Gay Matambo
THE government is continuing with its assessment of the conditions in which members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in border lying areas are operating in intending to improve their operations.
The Parliamentary portfolio committee on defence, home affairs and security services was in Chikombedzi this Tuesday where the police force raised several issues that need urgent attention for them to execute their mandate effectively.
“Like any other police station, they have their own challenges. Their buildings need to be renovated even their charge office. They need furniture. We need more resources for the whole organisation because right now their vehicle is off the road as well,” said ZRP Deputy Commissioner-General Lorin Chipato.
Similar inquiries being made by the parliamentary portfolio committee on defence, home affairs and security services across the country are expected to fully inform the government on the challenges that the country’s security forces are facing ahead of the formulation of the 2022 national budget.
“We are also doing this specifically this is September, October November as a nation we are looking in terms of the fact-finding
can be rendered when it’s not budgeted so our coming here is to have a fact finding so that when we contribute in terms of the budget formulation what is supposed to be given to the security services we are fully informed so this is the purpose of why we are coming here,” said honourable Callisto Gwanetsa, Team leader Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services.
The committee which has also been to Beitbridge in Matabeleland South province is set to cover all the country’s 10 provinces.