Malawi Police gets K6.5m from TNM

Malaw’s premier mobile service provider TNM has donated K6.5 million  to the southern region Police headquarters in order for the law encorcers to develop television programs to reach out to people as one way of combating crime in the country.

Speaking when handing over the cheque, TNM’s acting chief commercial officer Sobhuza Ngwenya disclosed that TNM was committed to partner the police in improving the security situation in the country.

Ngwenya presents the TNM cheque to Police through commissioner Kainja

Ngwenya presents the TNM cheque to Police through commissioner Kainjajero

He said TNM has been a victim of vandalism for a long time a development he said was retarding the company’s efforts to improve its services in the country.

“Vandalism is a big problem on our part as TNM. Most of our transmitters and equipment have been vandalized and that is why we came up with this donation to the police in order for them to reach out to people through television programs on the dangers of crime like vandalism.

“We believe when people will change their behaviour on this if they are reached out with the proper messages. Most of our equipment are in locations where people live and we are sure they will change.” Ngwenya said.

According to Ngwenya the money will cater for production and airtime cost of ten programs which will be televised weekly on MBCTV.

In his remarks after receiving the donation senior deputy commissioner of police for the southern region Dr. George Kainja commended TNM for the donation and urged other institutions to
emulate the gesture.

“This is a timely donation to us as police. More especially coming at a time we are facing so many challenges as a police in terms of rise in crime rate, community antagonism, theft just to
mention but a few.” Kainja said.

The deputy commissioner disclosed that the programs which will be produced by Elephant Media will be in form of TV drama and will be in series.

“Our aim is to reach out to people in order for them to put trust and partner us in fighting crime. You are aware of the previous incidences of community antagonism where people have torched police offices, beat up our officers and even the extent of killing one of our own in Chiradzulu recently.

“We hope these programs will go long way to reverse this situation,” said. Kainja.

Meanwhile, Kainja has assured TNM that the police will continue to support the partnership with TNM by ensuring that it strengthens security in the country in order to create a conducive environment for companies and people in the country.

“We are working around the clock to reverse the crime rate the country has experienced of late. We are aware that security is a pre-requisite to development of this country,” said the deputy

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Koma ndalamayi ikanakhala ma alawansi kwa omwe ati agwire mbava osati yopangira zisudzo za pa wailesi ya Kanema. Is it security or entertainment? Komansotu ma marketing manager enawa kumawawonetsetsa. si cash gate imeneyi?


Bola a TNM Mukanamalipira Nokha Ma Program Amenewo Nokha. Anthu Mwawapasawo Abisa Mmatumba Mwawo Ndithu.


I don’t see any biases or partiality in MPS enforcing the law. This happens in South Africa where the Johannesburg/Gauteng Police receive a lot of financial resources from the public sector to curb crime. This will just enable to the police do their job well with more resources at its disposal. We should recommend TNM for this initiative to civic educate the masses on the criminality of vandalism. I hope other companies will emulate this good gesture!

Zidura Ntengo Undigwere
Zidura Ntengo Undigwere

You said the Gauteng police get money from the public sector. Public sector is ok; private sector is NOT!

Blessings Adam Kaliapa
Blessings Adam Kaliapa

Eeeeeeeeee apa ndiye yalakwatu.Ndalama zimenezo zithela mmatumba awanthu.Muziti TNM yagawa ndalama kwa anthu adzimimba dzawo ndiye timva .


This is jst a start, still going to central n the dead north!!

Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
Nyani wa ku Mwananyani

Private donations to MPS should be OUTLAWED by the enlightened government of APM. Donations pave the way for favoritism of many forms, and of compromising policing. Did Kainjajero, PhD, not learn about this in his police psychology courses? The contribution should have been made to some agency, and not directly to an arm of the government.
I once saw at a police road block, a sign saying the posts were donated by a private company (the name was written there). That’s really bull shit.
The present government should know better than allow this donation to MPS. APM, please abolish this practice.


Am glad we now have a Dr. in Malawi Police, Ku Keyala kwa anayambakale. We need such highly educated individuals in the security system. Titetezo chamasikuanu ndi chamauku, criminology etc.


How about North and central Region Police, what type of CSR is this? Sobhuza go and tell your bosses at TNM to think properly on this unless they are trying to be political


Wat impartiality r u talking about? Can a co’s donation cause the mps to be impartial? Wake up mw!

Sipolo wa Sipolo

Malawi must be a very sick country. How can donations to the police be accepted with a smile from ear to ear. In any civilised country, donations to the police service are strictly a no no for they compromise or may be seen to compromise police impartiality.

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