Chihuri demands US$3m from constitution team

chihuri_augustineBULAWAYO - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner, General Augustine Chihuri, (Pictured) is demanding US$3million from

the Parliamentary Select Committee before he releases police officers to accompany constitution outreach teams during the constitution making process.

In a recent interview during the launch of the Radio Dialogue Report on constitutional Reform Activities in Bulawayo at the weekend, the co-chair of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the constitution, Douglas Mwonzora said Chihuri was demanding three million for 1000 officers.

We wrote to Chihuri requesting police officers to provide security at our outreach meetings, but he said the police would only be able to provide 1000 officers at a cost of US$3 million.

On top of that, the committee is expected to provide food and transport for the officers. This is a national duty and we do not understand why we are made to pay such a big amount a national duty, said Mwonzora.

Mwonzora, who was accompanied by his co-chairperson Edward Mukosi, said the outreach programme was set to begin in mid-February.

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