Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has hailed Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo for providing alternative accommodation to assistant commissioner of police Charity Munganga Chanda, whose house was gutted on Tuesday.

According to a statement issued by police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo, Thursday, Lusambo has also provided financial assistance to the family.

“Inspector General of Police, Mr Kakoma Kanganja has thanked the Lusaka Province Minister, Mr Bowman Lusambo for coming to the aid of the family of Ms. Charity Munganga Chanda, Assistant Commissioner of Police whose house was gutted and property worth millions of Kwacha destroyed on Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 between 14:00 hours and 15:00 hours in Lusaka’s Chamba Valley area.
Mr. Kanganja is greatly humbled by the gesture which he said had come at a right time when the family was hit with grief after losing their property in the inferno. The Provincial Minister has offered alternative accommodation and financial assistance to help the family reestablish itself,” stated Katongo.

“The Inspector General said that he received the sad news with shock as Ms. Chanda had, on the very day of the tragedy, just returned from Sudan where she was serving on a Peace Keeping mission for a period of two years. He has assured the affected family of his Commands support to see them through this hard time. Fire experts from Lusaka Local Authority, Zambia Police and ZESCO are still investigating the cause of the fire.”

Charity Munganga Chanda shows Lusaka Province Minister the extent of the damages to her house in Chamba Valley