In a bid to curb lack of proper accommodation among the country’s uniformed and disciplined forces, government has commenced construction of close to 10,000 housing units across the country.
Nyasa Times understands that the construction will yield 6000 houses for Malawi Police Service, 3500 for Malawi Army and 250 each for Malawi Prison Services and Immigration Department.
For many years now these four crucial institutions to the country’s security apparatus have faced serious housing process. Officers have been living in small and dilapidated houses not suitable for habitation let alone with big families.
Months into office, President Peter Mutharika visited Limbe Police Station where he sounded grave concern after visiting officer’s houses.
It was during this visit that he promised to source funding to improve housing of officers that play a crucial role in securing the nation’s land and the tranquility therein.
Similarly, Malawi Army and Prison Services sounded same concerns when President Mutharika presided over their respective functions at Cobbe Barracks and Mapanga base respectively.
The recent development will -therefore- come as good news and huge relief to these four security institutions.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :