Balaka police cites transport problem as an obstacle to their work

The Officer In-charge Balaka Police Station Senior Assistant Commissioner Elias Chimimba has singled out transport problem as a major challenge affecting Police operations in the district.

Police transport problem  a major challenge

Police transport problem a major challenge

Chimimba said this when he was responding to queries from Traditional leaders at Station Executive Meeting held at Nice hall on Wednesday.

Senior Assistant CommissionerChimimba said Balaka Police has dedicated Police officers who are capable of providing maximum security to the district but transport problem is what is affecting them much.

He said Balaka district is approximately 2,193 square kilometers and has a population of 316,748 but depends on one vehicle which is not in good condition again. Chimimba said this greatly affects their operations and they sometimes fail to respond to emergencies in time.

On the security of albinos in the district, Mr. Chimimba assured the public that Police is doing everything possible to protect them but asked the Traditional leaders and the general public to join hands with the Police in protecting the albinos in their areas.

“We are currently keeping in custody a 36-year-old man McKnight Malabo on allegation that he wanted to abduct a 11 year old albino boy in the area of Sub Traditional Matola in the district last week,” he said.

Chimimba therefore asked the general public to continue reporting all suspected criminals to Police.

Speaking at the same meeting, Balaka Police Community Policing Coordinator Inspector Kennedy Langwani asked the Traditional leaders to use their power to protect girl child who are falling victims of defilement cases in the district.

He also asked them to join hands with the government in fighting against early marriages in the district.

And in his remarks, Traditional Authority Kalembo thanked the Police for organizing the meeting which he said has opened their eyes on security state in the district.

He therefore assured the Police as Traditional leaders they will work hand in hand with the Police in strengthening security including security of albinos in their respective areas.

On issues of early marriages and defilement cases which are rampant in the district, Traditional Authority Kalembo said that they will work hand in hand with Community Policing Forums and Child Protection Workers in their areas to see to it that children are not defiled and that no one goes into marriage before reaching the recommended age.

The meeting was aimed at sharing security issues affecting the district and called upon all the ten Traditional Authorities of the district, Members of Community Policing Forums, Faith leaders, Magistrates and Members of Lay Visitors Committee.


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13 thoughts on “Balaka police cites transport problem as an obstacle to their work”

  1. Kanyimbi says:

    APM bought vehicles for MPS but the rate of robberies remain high. Please do not hide behind transport problem.

  2. laban says:

    The problem is that police officers do not take care of vehicles.

  3. wokwiya says:

    Security issues should start with communities by reporting criminals they stay with.

  4. Tengupenya says:

    Resource envelop yavuta kwabasi. Police operations is fast approaching system failure. We now must innovate in the resource envelop we have. We have to do something about the population. Population growth is too much in Malawi. Taswana ngati mbewa. Komanso people are living longer. Mbava zachuluka. Community policing panjinga bwanji? Citizen who can afford help the police with transport.

  5. chimwemwe chimtengo says:

    lets join hands to deal with this problem ,boma lichitepo kanthu.

  6. Khongoni Boy says:

    Kodi Paja Bwampini Akukupatsani Zingati

  7. Ngozo says:

    Makaniko Wake Ndi Imulan Amaikhonza Daily Komanso Ndiyokankha, Matayala Akewo Onthelatu Moti Ili Yamunthu Wmba Azingogwida Daily.

  8. PRESIDENT APM says:

    You must be joking, where are the 60 toyota landcruisers that were recently donated to you folks?

  9. mweya says:

    ku Blanytre tu uku kazor building, galimoto yake ndengati asilikali eneni?

  10. namalaka says:

    the big problem here in malawi that makes us poor is kuzikonda muona kuti seagent,constable akuyenda wapansi koma ndi yemwe akugwira ntchito yayikulu,ndiye boma likumagulila galimoto lodula kwa munthu m,modzi yemwe amakhala mu office,buying a car for about forty million mukhoza kutulukamo magalimoto five ndiye pamenepo sizingayende?

  11. The fight against defilement and prematurity marriages should be taken seriously.

  12. Doc says:

    It’s very expensive to run a vehicle, try motorcycles to overcome the transport problem

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