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Mthuli Ncube Pledges Four New Helicopters For ZRP

Finance and Economic Development Minister, Mthuli Ncube, has announced plans to procure helicopters for the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to capacitate the institution in fighting crime

Ncube announced the plans to Parliament last week, during the budget debate with legislators, saying the government intends to improve conditions of service for police officers, starting with mobility. He said:

We have sourced US$60 million for purposes of purchasing cars, as well as motorcycles for the police, including four helicopters.

That procurement is underway now, and they will receive their cars and will be mobile.

On the issue of institutional accommodation, that is a multi-programme.

We have tried hard. Looking at the Tomlinson Depot facility; in fact, this year alone, we budgeted $230 million, and it should be complete.

Ncube said an additional $50 million has been allocated to Buchwa Police Camp to build a permanent police camp and additional accommodation for officers in the area.

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