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BULWAYO, Satur­day, Au­gust 4, 1991 — Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment have crit­i­cised the poor con­di­tions of ser­vice in the po­lice force and urged the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs to im­prove ac­com­mo­da­tion in the force.

Sup­port­ing the vote given to the min­istry, sev­eral MPs, while com­mend­ing the po­lice for an im­proved ser­vice de­scribed as squalid the con­di­tions un­der which most of them lived.

Bubi MP Cde Micah Bhebhe said the “ac­com­mo­da­tion is still an eye­sore in this min­istry in so far as it af­fects the ZRP”.

Cde Don Chipango for Harare West de­scribed the liv­ing con­di­tions of the po­lice force as de­plorable and un­be­liev­able.

Cde Bhebhe also called on the po­lice force to learn the lan­guage of the area they were op­er­at­ing in. De­fend­ing his min­istry’s $348 079 mil­lion vote, the Min­istry would look at in­tro­duc­ing English, Shona and Ndebele in the po­lice train­ing cour­ses.

On the $5 mil­lion vote al­lo­cated for the pur­chase of ve­hi­cles for the force, Cde Mhachi said al­though this was lit­tle, the min­istry could only plead for more re­sources once the money they had been al­lo­cated was ex­hausted.

The is­sue of al­low­ing mem­bers of the po­lice force to run busi­nesses to sup­ple­ment their salaries was raised but Cde Ma­hachi said this was for­bid­den.

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