Supporters take possession of provincial goernment vehicles

Highlands, Normal

The National, Wednesday 29th August, 2012

GROUPS of people claiming to be supporters of politicians in Western Highlands have been going around disrupting the flow of education services in the province.
The provincial education office had so far lost two vehicles to a group of people claiming to be supporters of a politician.
Police said the two vehicles were part of the large number of property and vehicles being confiscated by these groups of people.
In a media statement, provincial education adviser Joseph Yaga said a Mazda double-cabin vehicle used by the Western Highlands and Jiwaka high school, secondary and technical vocational education training schools superintendent and a white Toyota Landcruiser 10-seater used by the inspections, standards and guidance division had gone missing.
“Young people have been going around taking vehicles from public servants in the province using force and threats,” Yaga said in the statement.
Police have confirmed removing some of the vehicles from public servants.
Acting provincial police commander Snr Insp Nelson Gihigupa said police had acted on instructions to protect state property.