Malawi’s leading network service provider Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) through its mobile money service business Mpamba has constructed victim support unit at Ndirande police.
Presiding over the ceremony was Founder of word alive ministries Dr. Zacc Kawalala who is also TNM Mpamba trustee.
During the handover ceremony, Kawalala said TNM has shown that it is committed in supporting government’s effort to fight Gender Based Violence.in the country.
According to Kawalala gender-based violence remains one of the challenges the country is struggling to fight’
“Gender-based violence remains one of the challenges affecting the Malawi society hence the introduction of the victim support unit in the Malawi Police Service from 1994,” said Kawalala.
He further added that TNM Mpamba comes in to intensify efforts in addressing the challenges.
“As a service offered across the country, TNM Mpamba comes in to intensify efforts aimed at addressing these challenges,” he said.
Kawalala continued by saying that Malawi Police Service in the country face a lot of challenges as a result making working environment for the men in uniform hard, hence TNM Mpamba’s intervention to construct the offices.
“Confidentiality is one of the prerequisites for successful support to victims, unfortunately for Ndirande police, the lack of adequate infrastructure led to authorities assisting people under the trees. Mpamba Trust felt duty bound to complete the construction of the Victims Support Unit office to provide the much-needed privacy and enhance service delivery of the facility,” he said.
He added that Mpamba will continue to partner Government and communities to build a better Malawi.
In his remarks when receiving the unit Assistant Commissioner of Police (Station Officer Blantyre Police), Edwin Zephaniah Mukhambo thanked TNM saying the structure will benefit Malawi Police Services and the communities surrounding it.
“The station is going to benefit quite a lot as you know police in general have got housing problems above all structures to do with offices.
“This brilliant structure will enable people to sit down and sort out their issues in a very fast manner and comfortable manner,” said Mukhambo.
Since its inception in 2013, TNM Mpamba investments have made interventions in the sectors such as health, education and vulnerable community group.