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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :