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September 21, 2021
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Police Personnel and Their Families Relocated Due to Unhealthy Infrastructure

150 Police personnel and their families residing at Gordons Barracks Single Quarters 1, 2 and 3 were reassured of being relocated to Bomana Barracks.

Gordons Barracks OIC Chief Sergeant, Jeffrey Simewa, told EMTV News that this was the directives from NCD-Central Command, Chief Superintendent, Sylvester Kalaut.

Kalaut said this while responding to a protest in the barracks this morning by residents over the unhealthy state of infrastructures.

The infrastructures have been in a deteriorating state for a very long time.

In 2016, a joint inspection was carried out by Health Officers with Kalaut, and Barracks OIC Chief Sergeant Jeffery Simewa.

The joint inspection resulted in a report that condemned the Barracks single quarter 1, 2, 3 and the mess, unfit for human occupation.

Police Commissioner, Gari Baki, while responding to the report, gave 21 days for the department to address the defects identified as health hazards, and the 150 police officers living there to be relocated to Bomana Barracks.

To date, nothing has been done. Residents said this morning they had prevented a fire which could have razed the entire building.

This has prompted a protest this morning by residents about this issue which have not been addressed by the department.

The NCD Central Commander said the 150 police officers will be relocated to Bomana Barracks, however, water supply and electricity is yet to be restored in their homes.

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