Biti to transform ZRP

tendai_biti_adressingHARARE Finance Minister Tendai Biti (Pictured) has committed himself to improving the Zimbabwe Republic Police facilities which he described as desolate colonial museums.

“Our police stations represent desolate colonial museums where old Remington typewriters are used to record cautioned statements from accused persons. There is no central command and control system and, more importantly, data capturing is compromised in the absence of modern ICT gadgets,” said Biti.

Police stations in the country do not have computers and even though the Ministry of Home Affairs has started to institute reforms they are slow to take shape. The government has finally recognised the importance of improving the police department whose constitutional mandate it is to protect the people.

“The development of an automated Finger Print Identification System and Data Base is also essential to any Police Force, I therefore propose to allocate an amount of US$3million towards this.” Biti also allocated US$2million to the development and capitalisation of an integrated ICT system and network police.

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