Eastern Region police extends its services to Lulanga in Mangochi

People of Traditional Authority Lulanga in Mangochi district will no longer walk long distances to access police services following the construction of Lulanga Police unit which will be opened soon.

Speaking during a crime prevention meeting which was held at T/A Lulanga’s headquarters, Commissioner of Police for Eastern Region Casper Chalera said they will soon be sending Officers to the Police unit.

According to Chalera, it is Malawi Police Service’s wish that people should access police services right in their communities.

"Security is a base for development and it is my wish and the wish of the Malawi Police Service that people should not walk a long distance to access police services and I assure you that my office will be sending officers to open the unit," said Chalera.

The Commissioner then asked the community to work hand in hand with the officers once deployed as police alone cannot fight crime.

Chalera also stressed on the need to strengthen security of people living with albinism, fighting human trafficking, gender-based violence and cross boarder crimes.

T/A Lulanga briefing Commissioner Chalera on the Police Unit project

T/A Lulanga briefing Commissioner Chalera on the Police Unit project

Concurring with the Commissioner's sentiments, Regional Community Policing Chairperson Dan Phiri urged all community policing structures in the area to be vigilant and act as a bridge with the police.

He further reminded the community that security starts with an individual, and asked them to jealously guard the boarders and fight against cross boarder crimes as T/A Lulanga shares boundary with the Republic of Mozambique.

Speaking earlier, T/A Lulanga thanked the law enforcers for organizing the meeting and its commitment towards providing safety and security to rural communities.

Lulanga therefore assured the Police Commissioner that he will work hand in hand with the officers once deployed so that people in his area can be doing their businesses without fear of crime.

During the meeting, the Commissioner distributed reflective jackets, torches and whistles to community policing forums in the area and the items were donated by Foreign Commonwealth Development office through the British High Commission.