The provision of accommodation for the National Police and Prisons Services has always been faced with challenges due to the housing shortage among the different formations. The proposed Police and Prisons Housing programme is therefore aimed to progressively reduce the housing deficit by providing decent accommodation to the officers. The programme resonates well with the social pillar under vision 2030 and has also been part of the Big Four Agenda (affordable housing) that’s seeks to provide increased rental housing stock for the disciplined service. This will not only boost work morale of the officers but will also create jobs as a result. The provision of decent accommodation for enhances dignity, security and work environment.
Since the inception of the Police and Prisons Housing program the State Department has completed about 1710 units and about 1722 are ongoing at various completion levels. This State Department will progressively continue to address the housing shortage within the police and prisons service with an aim of reducing the huge gap that has been experienced over the years by aiming at constructing 10,500 units.