police vehicles.jpgThe acute transport shortages bedeviling the Zimbabwe Republic Police have been eased a bit after the commissioning of 65 vehicles and 436 bicycles in Harare on Monday.

 

 

Addressing officers at the commissioning of the vehicles, the co-Minister of Home Affairs, Cde Kembo Mohadi said government will continue mobilising resources to fund the law enforcement officers, who are fundamental in the maintenance of peace and security in the country.

 

Minister Mohadi expressed concern over money allocated to police by the Finance Minister, Mr Tendai Biti in the 2011 National Budget, saying the funds are not enough to effectively manage crime and create a peaceful environment, which is conducive for economic development.

 

Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri said the consignment of the vehicles is a shot in the arm for the organisation, adding that the police will continue requesting for more resources to ensure the force is fully equipped for effective crime management.

 

police vehicles 2.jpgThe batch of the vehicles includes 40 state of the art BMWs and 25 Ford Rangers.

 

The BMWs will be used by the highway patrol, while the Ford Rangers will be used to attend crime scenes.

 

The ZRP has in the past been crippled in the discharge of their duties due to the effects of illegal sanctions imposed on the country by the West, thus compromising the justice delivery system.