Opposition lawmaker, Kamlepo Kalua of Rumphi East (People’s Party –PP) has expressed concern that Malawi Police officers do not get danger allowance that would cover them when they execute their duties.
Speaking in parliament, Kalua asked the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Atupele Muluzi, to consider incentivising the cops with risk allowances.
“Looking at the entire budget, there is no risk allowance for the Police Officers. The duties that the officers undertake are quite involving and risky, so if at all, there should be provision of risk allowance to the Police Officers,” Kalua said.
Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Muluzi said government will consider the possibility of a risk allowance for the police officers.
“This is not included in the budget but this is something that should be considered in the future,” said Muluzi.
“We believe it is important for our officers to be motivated and we will certainly consider this in the Mid-Year Review Budget,” Muluzi added.
The Minister of Home Affairs also told Parliament that government will recruit more people to work in the Malawi Police Service to improve the ratio of a police officer to a citizen in a bid to crackdown on crime.
Muluzi also disclosed that government is in the process of procuring 100 motor vehicles this financial year which will be delivered to Malawi Police Service and that Parliament will be briefed accordingly.
Parliament approved the Provision of K24, 362,133,883 on Vote 341 – Malawi Police Service as part of the Recurrent and Development Estimates.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :