By GABRIEL LAHOC
THE construction of a K30,000 house for the Law and Justice Department housing needs was completed near the Bumbu police barracks recently.
The keys to the house was handed over to Regional Police Commander Giossi Labi last Friday.
The presentation of the keys were witnessed by deputy police commissioner for administration Tom Kulunga and assistance commissioner of police logistics Joab Mangae.
The house is one of many to come under a K50 million housing rehabilitation programme of the Law and Justice Department.
Mr Mangae thanked the Government for looking into the need of housing and implementing the programme.
“This house will solve 4% of the department’s total housing needs.
“Work on other housing projects have yet to be launched.
“However, we will need a substantial funding to carry out other project,” he said.
Mr Mangae said he was optimistic that the programme would be successful.
Mr Labi said: “Though it may be only one house, it is a very big accomplishment.
“This will go a long way in serving the police force in the country and we really appreciate it.”
The high post self-contained unit, to be allocated to a senior officer, has three bedrooms, a storage area with a water tank and water pump.