Ministry of Homeland for sustainable peace and security

Government has pledged its commitment to ensuring that sustainable peace and security continue to prevail in the country.

Minister of Homeland Security, Jean Sendeza made the commitment Wednesday during the launch of the Ministry’s Strategic Plan for 2021to 2026 at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.

She said this would be realized by ensuring that adherence and upholding of the rule of law were enhanced.

Sendeza said peace and security are essential cornerstones for the country’s survival and 1 development.

“The Plan sets out a clear strategic direction for the Ministry to take advantage of emerging opportunities and systematically deal with constraints and challenges for sustenance and enhancement of peace and security,” she noted.

Sendeza: peace and security are essential corner stones for the country

The Minister added that the development of the plan started at a critical time when Vision 2020 has just ended and Malawi 2063 has just been operationalized.

Sendeza pointed out that the plan has incorporated systems and institutions so as to have sustainable peace and security.

She disclosed that the plan would be implemented using the first 10-year implementation plan of 2021-2030.

The Minister thanked United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for providing financial support to the development of the plan.

Head of office Malawi/ Mozambique for UNODC, Marco Teixeira said his organization would continue to work with the government in its efforts of strengthening and implementing 1 strategies, plans policies against tracking in persons.

He said they would help the country to strengthen its criminal justice response to trafficking in persons, including regional cooperation in criminal matters related to trafficking in persons following a victim-centered approach.

“UNODC’s Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 commit to working with the Member States to strengthen Africa’s response to drug control, transitional organized crime, terrorism, corruption, and illicit financial flows in order to accelerate Africa’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the realization of the aspirations of the African Union Agenda 2063,” Teixeira added.

Acting United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Shigeki Komatsubara said by the end of the implementation of the plan, the country would have achieved significant progress after five years in the building and consolidating current achievements improving on human rights, internal security, and peace.

Komatsubara: Malawi will benefit from strategic plan

He said the plan provides the opportunity for the Ministry to work systemically in achieving its intended objectives.

Principal Secretary for Ministry of Homeland Security, Kennedy Nkhoma said the effective implementation of the plan calls for adequate funding by the Ministry of Finance.

He said for every plan to be meaningful it requires the provision of resources that would support its effective implementation.