Malawi Police Service says will step up efforts to fight against crime without breaching any law and within its jurisdiction.
Inspector General of Malawi Police, Lexten Kachama, was speaking Wednesday in Mzuzu during his familiarization tour as Inspector General, urging stakeholders in the security area to join hands in the quest to combat crime in the country.
Recently, the country has been rocked with frequent armed robbery incidents, hence the need for the men in uniform to step up their efforts to curb the same.
During his interface with the business fraternity, Kachama said the Police Service is geared to fight crime, as such, has put in place strategies to that effect.
âGovernment has already given us funding to recruit more police officers to increase the number of men in uniform as well as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
âThey [government] have also given us one hundred cars which are on the way so that we can distribute and cover all areas to ensure that we have enough patrols,â he disclosed.
However, the inspector general observed that the police service could only achieve their objectives of curbing crime and protecting the citizens’ property if there is collaboration with stakeholders like the business community.
He then appealed to all business personnel to employ energetic young security guards and to vet them before hiring, as a way of complementing police efforts to combat crime in the country.
Speaking earlier, Northern Region Deputy Commissioner of Police McLine Denis Chipawo said the main agenda of the meeting was to interact with the business community to see how best they could jointly work to effectively fight crime in the region.
âTo work in partnership with the business personnel will help us to curb the high crime rate that we have here, and this will also help people within the city to do their business without fear or being assaulted,â he said.
Chipawo also advised the business fraternity not to have one security guard when they have millions of money to safeguard.
This was Kachama’s first trip to Northern Region as Inspector General of Police since State President Arthur Peter Mutharika appointed him about two months ago.
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