MINISTER of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jack Mwiimbu says government will next year recruit 1,613 correctional officers to mitigate the inmate and staff deficit ratio, further disclosing that 248 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild symptoms. And Mwiimbu says President Hakainde Hichilema has pardoned 1,018 inmates. Addressing the media, Friday, Mwiimbu said government would next year recruit 1,613 correctional officers to mitigate the inmate and staff deficit ratio. “Having experienced prison life, his Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia is aware of the numerous challenges the inmates and officers are facing and will soon be addressing the water and sanitation problems to ensure that all the detention and correctional centers have flushable toilets, access…...

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