Seven police officers are expected to leave for Egypt on Thursday to attend a criminal investigation and VIP installation security course for a month.
Speaking during the handover ceremony of tickets to the officers, the Egyptian Ambassador Maher El-Adawy said it has always been the wish of his country to support Malawi with capacity building in all sectors including security.
“We have been in cooperation with Malawi for some years now and the relationship is growing stronger everyday as evidenced by increasing number of Malawians going for capacity building trainings which Egypt is offering to Malawi in all fields,” he said.
The Ambassador said his government will continue offering such trainings as a way of equipping Malawi police officers with necessary security skills which will enable the police officers to work professionally.
In-charge of Service Administration at Police Headquarters Deputy Commissioner Dennis Chipao who witnessed the ticket presentation ceremony said the battle against crime in Malawi cannot be won if there was no collaboration with other countries.
“Crime has gone more sophisticated these days with criminals going so deep with their tactics and dealings. They have even gone cross border whereby collaboration with other countries is the only solution to deal with it.
“Therefore, this training is very important to us as Malawi Police Service because it will equip our officers with the necessary skills of investigating crime while on the crime scene and other places,” said Chipao.
The Deputy Commissioner said the training had come at the right time and thanked the Egyptian government for organizing such trainings for police officers.
He added: “Others are going for a VIP Installation security course which we feel is also an important course as it will enable our officers to offer maximum security to our VIPs when they come back from Egypt.”
He urged the police officers to maintain peace and order throughout the training in Egypt so that the Malawian flag continues to rise high.
“Know that you are our ambassadors there. Continue to behave as police officers by maintaining peace and order during your training,” he advised.
Over 180 Malawians have attended capacity building courses offered by the Egyptian government for the past two years.
The officers which include three women and four men have been drawn from Lilongwe, Zomba and Blantyre.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :