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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48 thoughts on “Poor Police houses shock Malawi President: Pledges to build decent ones”

  1. LazyT says:

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

  2. jere says:

    zachisoni

  3. Zanga Phee! says:

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

  4. Hoitty says:

    Anamva anamva professor akufotokoza ku Lilongwe. bulantaya tidzayimba zimenezi zikadzavuta

  5. ...igwe says:

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

  6. TrueFactor says:

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

  7. patricia says:

    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!!

  8. ndadabwa says:

    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

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

  10. Inkosi says:

    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.

  11. j cholomandenga says:

    I have known those houses since i was a little boy in the seventies, my uncle used to live there ,as little as i was ,even then, i thought those houses were just too tiny. Today in the 21st century, they are still there and hard working police men and women are still living in them.

  12. Denga says:

    xopusa basi mwaziwa liti kuti a police akukhala nyumba zotero malipiro ochepa malo okhala ngati ma vannet heeei

  13. Fact says:

    I don’t think he was shocked. That’s a jock, because everyone know that Police officers live in very small and bad houses. To say he was shocked is just an insult to the police officers!

  14. Bongololo says:

    What a bloody liar! Those houses have been in existence almost as long as Malawi has been independent. Where has he been?

  15. Zebe says:

    Why do we put this as if the president is from heaven! Every Malawian knows how pathetic people a dwelling. Ngati mukudabwa nyumba za a police nde mutapita ku mamidzi mukatani? Teachers sleep in grass thatched houses in villages. People still sleep on a mat. Pa mphasa. Pali chani pamenepa. That’s why we need Malawians to rule Malawians. Not foreigners

  16. HANYA says:

    please do something

  17. vespu says:

    hahaha APM is jokin apa

  18. Future leader says:

    How many DSAs did you get for this unnecessary trip?

  19. Dawood Zindiksmbani Makungwa says:

    Its shame that work hard people like police they dont have good houses,please mr president do something …….

  20. Ntchona says:

    Hey everybody before we shout amen to the president, there’s one fact that needs to be addressed. We build in malawi and we don’t maintein and secondly a structure is built to accomidate a certain number of people and in this case these structures were meant perhaps for junior constables who were unmarried and to stick in a huge family means we aren’t thinking and to be quite honest our population has grown and we are not keeping up and we are doing things just stay afloat. We have a housing problem that needs to be tackled on a more broad based level than providing lame excuses. It is a national crisis. With the floods we had I think civil engineers should be regrouping and begin to shape standards and materials we use in construction. It is a bigger problem than we can imagine. Housing must be overhauled.

  21. POLICE HOUSES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ——–AH SORRY.

    BUT UDF, DPP , PP ,SAID THE SAME, AND THE SAME HAPPENED, HOUSES WERE INSPECTED FOR THE ARMY, POLICE ALL WAS IN VAIN, IN OTHER PLACES PROJECTS FOR ARMY AND POLICE HOUSES WERE THERE BUT THE STRUCTURES ARE NOT COMPLECTED
    LETS HOPE THAT THIS TIME WITH THIS NEW DPP SOMETHING WILL TAKE PLACE AS THE PRESIDENT HAS PROMISSED.

  22. Boyd Kilembey says:

    This is the same old story. APM pleasew spare us this insult. How many times has APM passed through Kanjedza or Lilongwe Police houses near CCAP? Did he think those were palaces? And for him to say the houses are appalling is really an insult to well meaning Malawians. Has he ever viusited shacks in the rural villages? Isnt this the reason some of us find it obscene to have Ndata Palace amidst shacks that have one door and no windows let alone inhabited by povos who use their emancipated arms for pillow cases? And here he is aalowing his NIB and BEAM to steal from NAC…

  23. ujeni says:

    So the man came into politics not knowing the daily problems of Malawians? Who doesnt know that police personel, teachers and other civil servants live like wild animals. There is no proper housing in Malawi. People live in pit latrines in Malawi

  24. Djomba says:

    Shocked? Sure? Hahaha I mean Malawi is a pathetic country indeed. He has never seen police houses before? Sure? Malawi please let’s be serious….may God help my country. May the light chase our darkness…

  25. really says:

    iwowo samaziwa???

  26. freespch says:

    Is Malawi poor poorer or poorest. Malawi is the warm heart of Africa. Malawians are the happiest people in the world in the USA one of the richest countries it id where you will find the highest number of people who are suffering from depression so who is poor?

  27. Mbwiye wofatsa says:

    Abwanawo adziwe kuti dziko lamva ndiye ayenera adzitsatire bwinobwino nanga nyumba kumakhala ngati thezo(mdagala)

  28. brutsha says:

    It’s good that the president did the inspection himself . But my question is what does the minister and directors do from 1 to 30? Kuwerenga nyasatimes mu office kapena kuyenda maiko a kunja. Olo ku Lilongwe tinyumba ta a police tili pa bus depot bwanji?

  29. luviriboy says:

    Just wasting resources, who doesn’t know about the condition of police houses all over Malawi? Does it really require the whole president to visit the dilapidated houses, doesn’t he believe the seniors in police service?

  30. MBC News & Programmes Employees turned Mungomo / GloriaSlaves says:

    Another shock is that MBC Programmes department is being run by a couple in the name of Albert Mungomo & Gloria Banda who are sexual co-hibitors . What a conflict of interest.!!

  31. Joel says:

    Munthu wa ‘ndale’ ndi munthu wa ‘njomba-njomba, kathyali, wozemba-zemba, – (matyebo in the Ngoni language). Mabodza! do not trust these people.

  32. Think Tank says:

    Does it mean he has never used Kenyatta drive before passing through Kanjedza to Limbe? It is a sad thing that we have to mostly associate lies with politicians of all sizes

  33. Onasiwelo says:

    Bodza akulu inu you and your late brother contributed to this, there was some funds to build police houses how many were built as your stupid cabinet and yourself.

  34. where are Malawians? says:

    and those houses in Limbe were built under the colonial era

  35. Nkhombokombo says:

    Don’t embarrass the President. He has been in the country now for years to notice the pathetic condition of the Police accommodation in Limbe. And this proves that there are no proper handovers of Gvts. They should have known that the pilot project to build better houses was already in place, all they need is to start off from where their friends left. It doesn’t make sense now that the Presido is feeling sorry now when he already knows the situation and was in previous Gvt that started building better houses. We are looking at you and we are seeing!

  36. Nkhombokombo says:

    Don’t embarrass the President. He has been in the country now for years to notice the pathetic condition of the Police accommodation in Limbe. And this proves that there are proper handovers of Gvts. They should have known that the pilot project to build better houses was already in place, all they need is to start off from where their friends left. It doesn’t make sense now that the Presido is feeling sorry now when he already knows the situation and was in previous Gvt that started building better houses. We are looking at you and we are seeing!

  37. special advisor says:

    Mwati police yikuyanf’aniridwa ndi unduna uti? APM wayambapo pang’onopang’ono kutsanzilà atcheya! Zimayamba chonchi, ngati zokoma. This is simply popularism, not robust leadership. Shame!

  38. chebakali says:

    bravo APM pempho ndi lakuti put de words in action!

  39. DAMBA says:

    This was mere a publicity stunt. Did you have to visit the houses to see the state in which they are? All genuine Malawian political leaders know this. So what are you going to do about it? Nothing at all. No wonder policemen are corrupt. In UK a police job is highly paid and there is no or little corruption.

  40. clement says:

    Mbuzi za anthu inu,you must understand the president.He was shocked because he saw the delapilated houses him himself and he even entered one of the house.So is there anything to talk about green card or lies?What kind of Malawians are you? Is it the power of devil? Bullshit pple

  41. Rashid says:

    Shocked? Was he seeing this for the first time? Shocked?

  42. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Has he just come back where he has been using a green card ?

    All real Malawians know about the poor housing of Malawi Police and Soldiers.

    1. Watha ma plan mkuluyi

  43. Peter Benga says:

    But is it true that mr president didnt know how dilapidated the houses are? Is this not just a joke that he was shocked? It is true that chule anadabwa mmadzi muli mwake

  44. galu Wa Galu says:

    This is great. For the president to see for himself it is out standing. He is looking at the root cause of some of the problems police face. Where a hello in the world would a police officer sleep in these houses. Thumbs up Mr. President.

  45. Magede si Wandale says:

    Nyaphapi bodza iwe.

  46. Tengupenya says:

    Banda Muluzi Mutharika Banda Mutharika. Next may be another Muluzi, then start again all over.

  47. chotsapani phiri says:

    Bodza andale wa
    Bodza lokha lokha
    banda, muluzi, banda, mutharika
    now muthrika again….
    bodza…

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