Malawi police sets aside criminal investigation rewards fund

The Malawi Police Service, which is grappling with cases of robberies in major cities and towns, have said they will start rewarding citizens who will be providing information that will lead to arrests of criminals in the country.

Kanyama: To reward informers

Kanyama: To reward informers

The country has of late witnessed increased cases of armed robberies, mostly targeting business persons.

According to Inspector General Paul Kanyama, the criminal investigation rewards fund will stimulate Malawians to start reporting or provide information and disclose whereabouts of hardcore criminals.

Kanyama clarified that the rewards will be given to individuals who will provide the police with information leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators of acts of hatred, crimes against the person, hit and runs or to locate a missing person.

Meanwhile, former Inspector General Lot Dzonzi said the job of the top cop is one of the most difficult one can do in the country.

Dzonzi said one has to keep things in balance all the time even where the balance is razor sharp.

Speaking at his farewell party in Lilongwe Monday, Dzonzi further said he was leaving the Malawi Police Service a happy man after serving 28 years.

“As a police chief, you are involved in making tough decisions because policing is not an easy job. When policing, you have to be objective, fair and humane unless when the situation demands otherwise because of the reforms that the police adopted.

“When you are an IG, you deal with certain things yourself and you cannot even share that information with your deputies or even your wife, hence you need to have a strong character,” said Dzonzi, who has since been appointed Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations.

He also urged police officers to join the Police Savings and Credit Co-operatives (Sacco) to attain financial independence and avoid loan sharks.

“My strong faith in God helped me even in the most difficult situations in life and I have never hidden the fact that Jesus is my saviour because it is very difficult for one to go wrong when you are constantly in the presence of God,” he asserted.

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32 thoughts on “Malawi police sets aside criminal investigation rewards fund”

  1. ‘Kill to shoot’,basi simple

  2. Livingston King says:

    So basically gov is gonna be paying snitches these days? Good luck spending that money while you are walking cautious on road cos shits gona go down wen the snitch is revealed

  3. mwiko says:

    Kodi abwanawa imeneyi ndi make up yotani ?

  4. Izi ndiye ndiye tidya nawo basi
    As long as you keep our ID’s (whistle blower’s) secret

  5. NGUGI says:


  6. Nyaliki says:

    Mwa chedwa. You should have started this a long time ago. There are so many ways of fighting crime. But you guys do not have the guts to think.

  7. kd says:

    Mr IG don’t fool us, up until the murders of Robert Chasowa are bought to justice what you say is just a fluke, by the way it’s Jose your deputy, mukhitho and apm – musova ?……

  8. maxwell Nsani says:

    This is a good idea, but you have to realise that some of these criminals work together with some corrupt policemen, it happens all over the world. The important thing is to put a law in place which will punish those who reveal the identity of whistle blowers to the criminals and protection and assurance of anonymity for the whistle blower. Countries like UK and US have those laws. let the law commission get hold of them, tinker with them a little ( yawo ija) and let parliament pass it pronto! it will work wonders especially with an IG like Paul here! Good luck!!

  9. After all its a good move but clarify the gift.

  10. LIVESTOCK MAN says:

    ACB should do the same as Police has proposed to reward whistle blowers after recovering stolen money

  11. Kadakwiza says:

    Its a good idea to fight crime. But at the same time you put whistle browers lives at risk. Many will loose their lives unless protection will be provided for the informers. Its too dangerous. Wish you all the best Mr Kanyama. Malawi need you

  12. Onasiwelo says:

    BY the way mr ig you authorized the shooting of twenty 20 people on July 20 2011 is it, yes do not say no we know that the spirit of those people will start hunting now bet me

  13. Ireen wathu says:

    Police have no clear strategy for communication, the PRO’s need to change at headquarters, there are others who can make the communication flow to Malawians, There are PRO’s in Eastern region and Southern region who are doing the commendable job, take example of the TV programme on MBC-TV sponsored by TNM, an initiative of Southern region crew yet HQs z quite. Therefore the rewards must be communicated in Tikhale Tcheru programme as 17 says.

    Channel another money into that programme as seen by many.

  14. Manyozo musa says:

    You can use your TV programme called Tikhale Tcheru, You know others have fed police with info because of that TV programme, why cant you channel the money to that programme. Most people are watching that programme even children when awake in the morning they will tell u Tikhale Tcheru..Use that way

  15. Moya says:

    I hope this is not another police gate, police is underfunded so where is this cash coming from? How will this system work to avoid fraud? But if managed well its a good thing to motivate whistle blowers but I have my doubts on abuse.

  16. Bob says:

    Professionalism in anything you do is paramount. Give the reward where it is due, and please outline the reward details.

  17. MBACHI says:


  18. Umbava wayamba kale says:

    That is why the balance was razor sharp – A man of God and at the same time policeman, in Malawi?

  19. mjiba says:

    A kanyama dont be the IG of the mouth. IG wogwira ntchito yapakamwa. These will come back to haunt you.



    1. sacred man says:

      udzatenge mawa ku area 30 koma osakaiwala ID

  21. Wosowa kwawo alibe mpumulo says:

    Amlakho anaba ku Nac ndikubweratu ndizatenge anga

  22. Chief Zion says:

    Let’s trade carefully on this matter otherwise timangitsa anthu osalakwa

  23. Tikaulula chinthu apolice amanena kuti ndife apolice tamugwira zingayende pamenepa m’midzi?

  24. uyuni says:

    Dzonzi, u are really a man of God. Go well and serve Malawi in another capacity. Stay there for two years and come back to do the job that God want you to do, and that is PREACH HIS WORD to people for the salvation of the soul

  25. Mgoloso says:

    Gd idea if handled profesionaly.

  26. Man of God never changes even if he is facing problems, go Loti go Zonzi

  27. Pacharo says:

    Mwina zingayende.

  28. Sakhwi ndi pitala says:

    First Lady adaba K15,000,000. ku NAC.
    Ndaulula ine, ndiye ndizatenge liti chiona maso

  29. Penu says says:


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