zrp cde chihuri.jpgPolice Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri says the illegal sanctions imposed on the country have forced the ZRP to be innovative and come up with strategies to counter the illegal embargo.

Commissioner General Chihuri was speaking after touring various ZRP income generating projects in Harare Province.

Limited funding from the government, coupled with harsh challenges brought about by the imposition of illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe, have heavily affected the ZRP’s operations.

However, police say they have found ways of busting the sanctions through innovative ideas.

Speaking after touring various income generating projects in Harare province, which are run by the police, Commissioner General Chihuri said the organisation will not collapse despite such challenges.

The projects have seen the province acquire materials to refurbish Harare Central Police Station and buying state-of-the-art equipment used in crime detection.

A new clinic to cater for police officers in Harare province has also been officially opened by the Commissioner General.

A joint flea market venture between the police and civilians was also introduced mid-last year, with the force taking up 60% ownership.

With funding challenges affecting most government institutions, experts say income generating initiatives will provide ideal revenue basis, while alleviating the already strained fiscus.