Mutharika says insecurity hurting Malawi economy

President Peter Mutharika has has cried out over the hurting effects of  insecurity on the nation’s economy.

Speaking at the  commemoration of National Police Day, retaliated that his administration was aware of the security lapse, but was steadily addressing the matter.

President Mutharika: To wage war against crim

President Mutharika: To wage war against crim

“The voice of Malawians about issues of safety and security is very clear. So too is my government’s commitment to issues of security,” said Mutharika.

The President said he was “very concerned” with the state of security in the country, saying  it is having “a negative impact on the economic development .”

He assured that his  government will do all it can  to ascertain that all residents of Malawi are secure everywhere they are.

“I would like to assure the Malawi nation that the police will make sure that law and order is  maintained in this country,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika said the police “shoulder the responsibility  of making sure that our chidren should live their  lives without fear; fear of being attacked, molested or defiled. Our women should be free to walk anytime, any place without the fear of any violation or abuse.”

The President said he was also concerned with the safety and security of investors and their investments  “whether it is a Malawian investor or foreign, their investment must be safe.”

Mutharika said his  government had ordered 50 vehicles to equip the police to effectively patrol the cities and other areas.

“The procurement of 50 vehicles and some public order  equipment is just the begining of  a long journey that my government  will undertake to revitalize the security sector in this country.

“ I am aware of a wide range of challenges that are affecting your ability to deliver service to our people such as poor housing and office accommodation, lack of reliable transport, inadequate uniforms, lack of modern telecommunication equipment and forensic support to policing amongst others,” he said.

Reports indicate that there has been a significant rise in crime, particularly in urban areas, since the DPP government came to power in May 2014.

Some robberies have even been taking place during day time, thereby creating fear and panic among Malawians.

Mutharika is on record saying he has intelligence information about the existence of an underground gang terrorising the country in an attempt to destabilise his government.

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It’s funny the president claims to know the people behind these criminal activities and yet so far nothing tangible has been done to improve the situation. I recall the former president jb saying the same thing. For how long are we going to keep singing the same song? If you claim to know the people behind this, just smoke them out and get it over with. Please do something about it, fast


I thought you were inviting investors saying Malawi is safe in New York? ?,just 2 weeks later? securityecu?? Which invinvestor would put his money in lawless country? ???

Is this guy real professor? He thinks in reverse gear.

Tsamba Likagwa

What the President is saying is that anthu akuba mma kwalalamu tozikawneneza kupolice mmalo mowabisa pomwe tikuwadziwa. Akutinso inu a police musawateteze akuba kuti azikugailani zakubazo. Kodi zamveka? Zitomveka?

Akakhala magalimoto APM wagula kale ena akubwera. nyumba akumangilani. Rome was not built in a day

Abdullah Abdullah

Vehicles alone wont solve the security lapses of this country. Of course they will make a difference but what we need is a robust 24/7 – 365 Police Call center like that of Airtel or TNM with armoured Police vehicles assigned to every neighbourhood of our towns and cities who can ably respond to every emergency reported to the call center like 911 in America. The police need helicopters too, so that they can chase organised crime vehicles like the recent K500 m standard bank robbery. This is the 21st century! We should learn to be innovative


This president ali ndi mano ofiira ena oyera…pulezident wa alhomwe ndi wachilhomwe ameneyo.


Me I would suggest 30 June 2015 as the referendum day for northern independence.

Do a survey on Traffic Roadblocks. I would like to get the honest record with these guys. This is the department which is letting the Police down in all avenues. Search whenever they are coming to their duty station and when going out you will cry. They will be leaving the duty station with your monthly salary in their pockets on just one particular day. Count how many working days are there in a month? Guys you are joking we are the only sick citizens in the world with a poor mentality. I wouldnt mind to pay at the station… Read more »

Talk is cheap, we want to see the reality in all circles, even at immigration and no corruption within the security itself!!! Okuba amakhala a Police omwewo!!


Am also worried of our security

But as you have promised Mr. President please intensify the security


We want security indeed

Try to make improvements on that by giving appropriate materials for the police

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