The continuous law and order problem, which saw an increase this year, has been an eye opener for the State, resulting in the government allocating over K200 million for the police in the proposed 2024 National Budget.
Speaking during the introduction of the record K27.3 billion 2024 National Budget this morning, the Finance Minister Rainbo Paita said the huge K287 million allocation will greatly assist police in their welfare and operational matters.
“This has not happened before. We have put in a massive allocation to cater for their needs,” said the minister.
Mr. Paita said this should cater for housing, recruitment, and logistical support like investments in vehicles and other enablers to ensure police officers do their jobs effectively.
The massive budget allocation is derived from the K10.7 million Capital Budget (Development Budget), under the K7.3 billion Direct Government Funding allocation.