The Inspector General (IG) of Police Dr George Hadrian Kainja has said that the current Malawi Police Service (MPS) is a reformed institution driven to create working relationship with the people.
The IG said this on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at Msundwe Community Ground during a meeting between the police and Msundwe community.
“Today’s police is a reformed one. It’s not evil. It’s a police which truly serves the interests of the people. You can even eat nsima with a police officer, ” said Kainja.
The police chief assured Msundwe community of police commitment despite the past sour relationship between the two.
He disclosed that government is committed to constructing a model police post and 20 staff houses at Msundwe.
“Plans are already there to construct a modern police post and 20 staff houses here,” he said.
Kainja further strongly condemned mob justice and attacks on the elderly on witchcraft accusations.
Senior Chief Kalolo said the presence of police officers in the area will greatly curb criminal activities in Msundwe and surrounding areas.
“In the absence of police, we have been suffering a lot. We are frequently attacked by thieves and we have nowhere to report to. Now, we are happy that the police will be back for our own safety,” said Kalolo.
In his remarks, Member of Parliament for Lilongwe Mapuyu-North Horace Chipuwa shared Senior Chief Kalolo’s sentiments.
The meeting was spiced up with a football and netball match between Blue Eagles and Msundwe.
In the football match Blue Eagles beat Msundwe United by 3 goals to 2. In netball, Blue Eagles Queens massacred Msundwe Sisters by 27 baskets to 3 baskets.