TNM revamps Malawi Police Helpline 990 service

In a bid to beef up security in the country, premier mobile service provider TNM has revamped emergency help line 990 for Malawi Police Service in the country.

M’thete presenting the donation  to Mangani—Picture courtesy of FD Communications Ltd

M’thete presenting the donation to Mangani—Picture courtesy of FD Communications Ltd

Police geared to crackdown on corruption

Police geared to crackdown on corruption

Speaking during the handover of the service, Head of Sales and Distribution Protazio M’thete said communication is critical component in as far as security of the country is concerned.

“TNM is pleased to take an active part in helping law enforcers in their quest to improve security,” he said.

M’thete reaffirmed company’s commitment to help the police to combat crime which has been on an upsurge in recent months.

“Communication plays a crucial role in the provision of security of the country by ensuring that people are able to report any cases, this toll-free line provides easy access to the general public to reach police for assistance,” he said.

Receiving the donation on behalf of Malawi police service, Deputy Commissioner of police Foster Mangani hailed TNM for coming into their rescue with the help line of 990.

“On behalf of the Inspector General of Malawi Police Services, I would like to thank TNM for this timely gift and the support that it renders to us” Mangani said.

Mangani said the 990 service has not been in operational for sometime due to lack of equipment.

“We have been not reachable for sometimes on 990 and our clients the general public have been complaining” he said

Mangani assured the mobile provider that Malawi Police service will put the gadgets in good use.

“The previous gadgets were lost but now we put proper measures among which is provision of training of our officers on how to use the gadgets,” he said.

TNM has given out 23 handsets which will cover in 23 zones across the country for general crime reporting and two Toll Free Lines to fiscal police for receiving reports on cash gate scandal.

TNM also funds Malawi Police Service with K6.7 million for TV programmes on MBC-TV titled “Tikhale Tcheru!”  which is helping in the fight against crime.

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12 thoughts on “TNM revamps Malawi Police Helpline 990 service”

  1. kambwe says:

    previous gadgets were lost…munaba nokha inu….izonso zisowa…

  2. Chileshe says:

    Why are police using the donated Highway Ambulances to raise money for govt by abushing motorists using their speed cameras?

  3. We once presented fixed desktop phones using GSM cards to TNM. These phone have inbuilt alarm systems that can report up to 10 numbers or switchboards through preprogrammed numbers automatically. One can even remotely log into the phones and see who has been phoning. And this can be done through an internet connection. Police Hqs can easily monitoring how these police are responding to 990 service. But you know what TNM turned these phones down and I am surprised they give mere handsets to the police? If you have this type of phone in your house even your guard outside can remotely use it to call you, the police, or anyone who has been preprogrammed. Very good gardget yet not not used by the community!

  4. hoitty says:

    why have mobile gadgets for the police amd not fixed switchboards like 911 call operation?

  5. John Phiri says:

    “Police geared to crackdown on corruption”, please give us a break. Which corruption and which police. The police themselves must first have clean hands before we can go anywhere near a grain of trust that they will crackdown on corruption.

    I suggest:
    1. Raise their wages to deter them from being corrupt themselves
    2. Equip them sufficiently in all aspects (vehicles, guns, surveillance equipment, communication equipment etc)
    3. Retrain them of commitment and strategy
    4. Decentralise some powers to allow the men on the ground take decisions
    5. Ensure off duty officers leave weapons at office not their homes
    6. Introduce high penalty for any officer caught taking bribes

    When you have done that now come and say the police are geared to crackdown on corruption.

  6. big mac says:

    hahahaha! “the previous gadgets were lost”

    seriously? the protectors of our lives “lost” the life saving equipment? that’s some real funny shit. can’t stop laughing!

  7. Abiti says:

    Tnm always with us!

  8. Wozinyanyala says:

    Azikwelapo ti ma handset kuthamangira ku malo a crime. Si magalimotonso alibe nde handset nja chani
    Take my word, apolisi nde mbavazo nde ma handset alandilawo awasowetsa mmene zimasowera mfuti zawo nkumakapezeka mmanja mwa Macholowe type. Malawi is gone basi….

  9. kajedza says:

    You will find the gadgets lost again. How can police lose gadgets. Did the thieves take it from them

    Also stop using highway ambulance and highway patrol vehicles for speed camera work in town

  10. kd says:

    even if you gave them 1000 handsets that’s rubbish … robbers are men in uniform……..

  11. mukadawapatsaso makamela owathandiza kudziwa munthu akaba olo atathawa koma azimudziwa.Ai kwaine ndikuti mwayesetsa komaso muwauze kuti unyizi achepetse chifukwa amafika pamalo mbala zitapita zimatiwawa

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