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Government To Buy 1000 Brand New Vehicles For The Security Sector

Government To Buy 1000 Brand New Vehicles For The Security Sector

Zimbabwe is intending to buy 1 000 brand new vehicles for the security services sector next year to bolster its operations.

The plan was announced by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube during a pre-budget seminar in Victoria Falls at the weekend. Ncube said in his speech to legislators in Victoria Falls:

I fully acknowledge the need to ensure that our security services are fully funded to enable them to effectively execute their mandate and reduce crime which is on the rise in communities as well as creating a conducive environment for development.

A programme towards procurement of operational vehicles is underway targeting 920 vehicles with additional ones targeted in 2022.

Additionally, the government has embarked on upgrading and rehabilitation of infrastructure of the security sector whose implementation will be further enhanced in 2022, leveraging on their in-house expertise among other quick-win implementation modalities.

Zimbabwe’s security services sector has traditionally been spoiled with pay rises and luxury vehicles for top securocrats ahead of crucial elections.

Analysts view Ncube’s move as a ploy to boost security service morale ahead of a key election in 2023 so as to help the ruling ZANU PF to retain power.

But even outside elections, the government has always prioritised funding to security agencies during a time when key infrastructure including roads and dams, have been collapsing due to lack of funding.

More: NewZimbabwe 

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12 Comments

musoro bhangu 8 months ago

KO MA AMBULANCE MUCHATENGAWO RINHI TANZWA NEKUSENGWA NEMABHARA NENGORO


Draco bad and bougee 8 months ago

This is nothinh new. Billions and billions have been wasted on security agents vehicles since 1980. Remember at one time in the 80-90s they were driving mercedes benz G-wagens


siera alpha 8 months ago

lookup chokwadi.better kuwedzerwa pay

Chapwititi 8 months ago

Zvinoita kuti isu masocha,maprison officers nemapurisa kuti tiende nemari kumba here?Iwe Minister,hanzi right,usadaro.


Sir Nash🇿🇼 8 months ago

Prisons vano hire ma kombi n open trucks to transport prisoners from court to prison n vice versa.

Ukuwo porisi pa accident scene it takes them gore kuuya vavanosvika vafa vacho vakutoibva nezuva vari mutara at times mota dzatobva padzaroverana

Vamwe vacho ma security force hana basa nga ubducte vanhu netsoka, army haina basa nemota marori yayo bho.


MuGrade 2 8 months ago

Kikiki vaabducter netsoka here

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nyasha 8 months ago

Mota ngava pihwe sure....and make sure they use those vehicles properly. When there is a crime police comes late because of lack of vehicles. Thank u minister


Chobi" 8 months ago

Security sector must buy they own cars every year vanofanira kuita homwe yavo inomirira izvozvo kuda kuwana maburitsiro emari mu government


Do that 8 months ago

Ii Shona idzo make them 4500 yes dzo kwana Now 💯✖️


Bisto bisto 8 months ago

This is a noble idea from the minister the problem is zimbabweans will always criticise anything from the gvt without being oblective for instance the police stations has no vehicles to react to crime nowadays criminals a very mobile


Jb 8 months ago

Coz vaniita zvisina musoro iwe ukuti hatisi kuziya kuti vakutengera mapurisa kuti vatyise vanhu maticha akunonga svosve nemuromo vipatara hazvina mushonga vanotaura masanctions bur kana zvave mora haawanikwe they priorityz zvinhu zvisina basa soon vakutengera machief apa vakatengera polid band crew

sadney 8 months ago

Even the chiefs will follow suit, but the gokwe kids will continue using clay built classrooms.Covid relief funds never reached the beneficiaries citing lake of funds but campaigns as if people survive on them.why?



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