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Kigoma Police refute NCCR - Mageuzi claims

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. nngu007

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    THE police in Kigoma have rejected claims by NCCRMageuzi top leadership that there are no services in Kasulu and Kibondo districts saying all localities have police posts.

    Speaking to the 'Daily News' over the phone from Kigoma at the weekend, an official from the regional Police office explained that there were police posts in Kasuga, Kifura, Kigina, Kakonko, Manyovu, Muyama and Erushingo.

    He said though not well equipped, the police posts serve the areas which are within a range of 215km from Kigoma town.

    “It is true that these police posts are situated in remote areas surrounded by heavy
    forests which require adequate facilities such as transport and radio calls, which, however,
    they do not have at the moment,'' he said.

    NCCR-Mageuzi Chairman Mr James Mbatia, said in Dar es Salaam last week that people
    in some parts of Kigoma Region such as Kakonko, Kibondo and Kasulu, had no access to police services and that a nearby police post was situated more than 300km away.

    The party's team was in Kigoma to assess the post election situation and see how to best implement their party manifesto in the region.

    The police official further said: “Given the distance between these outposts and heavy forests in the areas covering over 200km in one direction and in the other one about 100km, there was a need for the posts to be well equipped.''

    Even though the outposts have limited police officers and motorbikes, much more is needed to better equip the posts. He was quick to ask when did NCCR-Mageuzi ever attempt to ask the police force in the region what they required in order to improve the conditions of those outposts.

    The police spokesperson also challenged the party to answer, since winning some constituencies in Kigoma, what have the Members of Parliament offered as assistance
    to the police force?