The housing units are part of the 12,000 being constructed countrywide for officers under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
President Lungu said the handover of the housing units is a demonstration of his government’s desire to address the housing deficit in the country.
“We are handing over 21 housing units to the Zambia Police Service in Lufwanyama District. This may seem like it’s a drop in the ocean. However, it will go a long way in ensuring that our security officers live in decent houses,” he said.
President Lungu is hopeful that the houses would act as a motivation to the men and women in uniform to work even harder.
He has since urged officers in rural areas not disappear as government had put them on a plan to have decent housing.
President Lungu has further emphasized government’s commitment to take development to all parts of the country.