Prison staff warned against engaging in politics

The Zambia Correctional Services has cautioned its staff not to involve themselves in partisan politics during this period of elections.

Service Deputy Commissioner General Lloyd Chilundika says there is need for officers to remain loyal and maintain high levels of disciplin by supporting the government of the day.

Mr. Chilundika was speaking in Chipata today when he called on Eastern Province Acting Permanent Secretary, Royd Tembo.

He explained that the service will not hesitate to take disciplinary
action on staff that will be found abrogating the law by engaging in politics.

Meanwhile, Mr. Chilundika has thanked government for the continued support in transforming the prisons services to correctional service through improved infrastructure development and good condition of service for officers.

He explained that his service is also poised to supplement
government’s efforts in its diversification programme from copper to agriculture.

The Deputy Commissioner said to this effect the correctional service has invested in irrigation farming with a total of about 50,000 hectares having set with center pivots.

He also added that the service is projected to harvest over 73,000 by 50 kilograms bags of maize across the country.

And Eastern Province Acting Permanent Secretary Royd Tembo praised the Zambia Correctional service for playing an important role in improving the agriculture sector and contributing to the country’s food security.

Mr. Tembo stated that in Eastern province the service is performing well in terms of discipline and hard work, a trend he said should continue for the country’s peace and security.

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