Chavuma District Commissioner, Fredrick Fwoloshi has appealed to North-western province Commissioner of Police Joe Njase, to deploy more police officers in the district.
Mr Fwoloshi made the appeal when Mr Njase paid a courtesy call on him yesterday during his familiarization tour of the province.
He said Chavuma only has a capacity of 22 police officers, from the initial 63 needed, adding that being a border town, the district needs more officers especially that Chavuma west is vast and unmanned.
“I would like to appeal to your office to give us more police officers because Chavuma is a border town and as a result it is faced with a lot of challenges.” He said.
The DC revealed that the district has an area called Nyathanda, that has a police post without police officers, adding that it is a huge concern for community security, not only that it is a border town, but also that the country is heading towards the general elections, which is a very busy period.
And Mr Njase assured the District Commissioner that he is going to speak to the authorities, in order for the concerns raised to be met within the shortest possible time. Mr Njase also advised the Chavuma Police Officer-in-charge to continue updating the District Commissioner on the security situation in the district.