By Kondanani Chilimnthaka
Security Agencies in the country have been urged to live exemplary so that they regain trust of the citizenry.
The call has been made by President Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday, July 16,2022 when he presided the handover ceremony of the Police Officers’ houses at Malamya Police camp in Mangochi which have been constructed under the first phase of the Security Officers’ Housing Project.
President Chakwera making his remarks called upon the nation to restore the rule of law in order to rebuild the foundation of a just society while calling on all Security Officers to do their work professionally.
“But my appeal to all of you of the high command and police officers across the country, is not to tie doing your work professionally and with integrity. The perception that police officers are the most corrupt must fade and fade until it is removed”. Said Chakwera.
He then appealed the public, chiefs, and Traditional leaders to support the police, saying Malawi is not a country of gangsters, mob justice, and lawlessness, hence no need to be taking laws into individuals’ hands.
The President further Commended DEC construction, a local company that has constructed the Malamya Police houses for doing a good work.
“Ever since I launched the project to construct 10,000 houses for the Malawi Defence Force, the Malawi Police Service, the Malawi Prison Service, and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services, this is one of the best house construction performances I have seen from a Contractor. To you, I say well done.
Your professional conduct is an example others should emulate, because you have not just done a good work, but you have worked around the clock to meet deadlines and have not charged greedy prices. If all of our local contractors in all the other projects we are doing around the country can follow this example, then we will rebuild yet another foundation that was once laid and later destroyed”. Added Malawi leader, referring to once MCP regime to have laid very strong foundation for the country.
President Chakwera has since warned all government officers that he will not keep anyone appointed by him to a position of service when it becomes clear that they are failing to do their job and failing to produce the results that he promised to deliver to Malawians.
The 15 houses constructed at Malamya Mobile Police Service Camp in Mangochi are among the 120 houses which have already been completed and are ready to be occupied across the country under phase one which has a total of 231 houses.