771 prison officers graduate
Bulawayo (New Ziana)-The government remains committed to accelerating the development of infrastructure in all the country’s prison and correctional facilities, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Monday.
Addressing guests at the graduation ceremony of 771 correctional service officers at Ntabazinduna depot, about 5 kilometers outside Bulawayo, President Mnangagwa said the government would also work to improve the general conditions and welfare of staff in the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services.
“To date, a number of achievements have been realised towards the provision of transport and institutional accommodation for the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service.
“I however, exhort the Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to prioritise the construction and completion of outstanding staff accommodation. Our prison and correctional service officers deserve access to institutional accommodation, thus in a way contributing to improved standards of living,” he said.
President Mnangagw urged the ZPCS to fully utilise its prison farms, water bodies and array of agriculture equipment in order to produce enough food and also achieve self -sustainability.
He urged the new graduates to safeguard the confidence the people had in the country’s security establishment.
“Refuse the temptation and reject corrupt conduct. Corruption, involvement in crime and other acts of misconduct remain an anathema within the uniformed forces and the country at large,” he said.