Poor Police houses shock Malawi President: Pledges to build decent ones

President Peter Mutharika expressed shock at the appalling state of security institution houses in the country.

Mutharika on a suprise visit to the police houses in Limbe

Mutharika on a suprise visit to the police houses in Limbe

During the inspection of some dilapidate buildings marked for demolition in the Red Star Campaign in Blantyre on Monday, the President ended up entering one of the houses of a Police Officer at Limbe Police Lines.

“The houses are very old they have never been repaired. The lady was kind enough to let us see her living room. It’s extremely small and they are two children there. Almost no light there it’s almost dark. It’s unacceptable,” Mutharika stresses.

He disclosed that the government would construct house units with the help of private investors for security institutions.

“We are working with a number of companies and we are trying to arrange with investors in institution housing not only for Police but various security services, The Army, the Immigration and also Prison Services,” he said.

Southern Region Police Commissioner George Kainja applauded the President for inspecting the Police houses where he appreciated for himself the challenges that the Police face.

“Apart from noticing that the houses which are currently occupied by our junior officers are dilapidated he also observed that the houses are very small. He saw the extension which Police officer made in order to accommodate some members of her family,” he said.

The Democratic progressive Party under the administration of the former President late Bingu Wa Mutharika initiated a project to construct decent and more spacious houses for junior staff at Kanjedza.

But the pilot project did not continue after President Joyce Banda took over the administration in 2012 following the sudden death of the former President.

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LazyT
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Obviously that’s unacceptable!! But munali kuti bambo Peter kuti mudabwe lero! Ndinu Galu wakanthu ndithu

jere
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zachisoni

Zanga Phee!
Guest

Allowance syndrome is all what maters here,you think we don’t know Mr president,
See My name.

Hoitty
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Anamva anamva professor akufotokoza ku Lilongwe. bulantaya tidzayimba zimenezi zikadzavuta

...igwe
Guest

…this is pathetic…why is he surprised..where is this President from???

TrueFactor
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Shocked???????? Are you serious??? Wadziwa lero?

patricia
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Well that’s what happens when leaders put all their stolen money in foreign bank accounts. may be we can bring back all the money Bingu stole and help develop this country. Just imagine how much allowance the president is going to collect for visiting these poor people! What a shame! that 50 years after independence it was only kamuzu who had our country’s interest. the rest of these people are so corrupt that I would not trust they will do anything. Its all talk and about themselves. We are in a failed state you better believe it!!

ndadabwa
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is it true mr president that you are shocked with police houses. unless you tell me you are a foreigner otherwise you are lying. you have been seeing these house for over 10 yrs. dont bother bulding beta houses for those thieves. dd you go inside the houses. they have expensive things which they steal from pples houses

Daniel Phiri Goliati
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IF he was shocked then he is not in Malawi.He has to realise he is ruling the poorest country in the world .

Inkosi
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Bola analowa mnyumba ya ana awiri, ena alipo 6, worker, father and mother. especially on the road to the market after the turn off. I feel sorry. Some even constructed small toilets along the road cos the ones mkati mwa mpanda zinadzaza.

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