The Zambia Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU, with Cargill Zambia that is aimed at enhancing security for Cargill in Eastern Province.
This means that police officers will now be assisting in providing security for Cargill.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Operations, Marcom Mulenga says the MoU signifies the seriousness Cargill attaches to the safety of its employees and property.
Mr. Mulenga says this is one of the measures the company has put in place to ensure early detection of crime and putting in place mechanisms to prevent crime occurrence.
Mr. Mulenga added that the signing of the MoU will also enhance availability of trained officers and support operations that require the presence of protection and guidance from police.
He says the MoU comes with a cost and applauded the company for accepting to invest in the security system.
And Cargill Chief Security Officer, Mathias Laiti says the MoU will go a long way in enhancing security in the operations of Cargill in the province.
Mr. Laiti says Cargill is committed to providing security to its workers and properties as it is already operating with 566 security guards countrywide.