President Irfaan Ali today announced that his Government will work on a special housing programme to enhance the lives of all members of the police force.
“Part of our programme to ensure we enhance the welfare of not only the senior officers, but all ranks, is to ensure that we work on a special housing programme that will not only see ranks having access to house lots, but to ensure that we help them to qualify so that they can get loans and grants to build their homes. These are important things that add to performance, that adds to job satisfaction”, he said, according to a statement from the Office of the President.
The President was at the time delivering remarks at the Annual Police Commissioner’s Breakfast, which was held this morning at the Officers Mess, Eve Leary.
Ali noted that capacity building in the force is integral to ensuring that members are equipped to benefit from all of the opportunities to come.
More importantly, Ali said that institutional mechanisms will be strengthened to ensure that given the high risk nature of their jobs, the police will have the confidence in executing their duties knowing that their families will be taken care of and looked after.