Tuesday, June 5, 2018

CRDB Bank branch office in Chanika faces imminent closure, says an MP

Lack of enough police vehicles to be used for patrolling has posed a threat of safety to the people living in Chanika ward in Ilala district, Dar es Salaam region and the situation has led to the imminent closure of the CRDB Bank office branch, a Member of Parliament for Ukonga Mwita Waitara has said. Waitara revealed in the parliament early this week during questions and answer session after he had directed his question to the ministry of Home Affairs with a view to know what steps has the government taken so far in order to provide police vehicles to be used for patrolling to restore security in the area. Waitara also noted that, in places within his constituency such as Mazizini, Msongola, Kitunda, Pugu Kajiungeni, Kivule and Moshi bar are at risk due to lack of police patrolling cars during night hours. In responding to these queries, the deputy minister for Home Affairs Hamad Masauni said that, the government has planned to reduce various challenges faced b y the ministry of home affairs and among the most disturbing challenge is insufficient number of vehicles to be used for patrolling at some police stations in the country. 

Mr. Mwita Waitara

He said there are so many great problems facing the police force in the country while executing its duties in various places and among the most disturbing issue is lack of vehicles which the government has put in its strategic plans during the 2018/19 financial year. He further noted that, the government will try to sort the problem one after the other depending on the availability of fund. A supplementary question was raised by Catherine Magige (CCM) and a special seat Jadi Kadika (CUF) who wanted to know plans by the government of employing more police personnel in order to curb with the increased criminal acts taking place in various places in the country. In responding to this question, the deputy minister Hamad Masauni noted that, the police force has started to process the legality of the new recruits after having been given a permit by President Dr.  John Magufuli and noted that about 1,500 new police recruits will be scrutinized to get new person el to end the problem.

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