“Vandalizing and stealing electrical installations especially during this time when the country’s power generation is distressed is an act of sabotage of strategic national assets”, Home Affairs Minister, Mr. Stephen Kampyongo, has declared.

Hon. Kampyongo was speaking at CSS this morning when he received a brand-new Toyota Hilux 4×4, 4 wheel-drive single cab motor vehicle bought and donated by CEC to the Zambia Police service to be used for operations in Kitwe and the Copperbelt Province.

And Copperbelt Province Minister, Mr. Japhen Mwakalombe, said the donation signified an act to enhance peace and security on the Copperbelt for an enabling investment climate because where security is assured, investment flourishes.

Board Chairman, Mr. London Mwafulilwa, disclosed that CEC management purchased the vehicle to assist the state police, as partners in deterring criminal activity pertaining to people and property, in order to ease and quicken their mobility and responsiveness.

“It is our hope that we will continue to work even more closely with the state police on patrols to detect and deter criminal elements, share intelligence and logistics that should culminate in the apprehension of offenders,” he stated.

Inspector General of Police, Mr. Kakoma Kanganja, cautioned the Copperbelt Police command to ensure that the vehicle was used only for the rightfully designated operations.

Hon. Kampyongo was accompanied by the Copperbelt Province Minister, Hon. Japhen Mwakalombe; Permanent Secretaries for Home Affairs and Copperbelt Province, Dr. Chileshe Mulenga and Mr. Bright Nundwe, respectively; Inspector General of Police, Mr. Kakoma Kanganja; Kitwe Mayor, Eng. Christopher Kang’ombe and Kitwe District Commissioner, Mr. Binwell Mpundu. Other senior police officers, civic leaders and government officials were also present.

The delegation also visited the Control Centre and Biodiesel plant.

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