Benevolent Land and Housing Deputy Minister and Lower Shire political giant, Abida Mia, who is also legislator for Chikwawa Nkombedzi together with the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Kainja, have described Illovo Sugar Company Limited ‘a true friend’ in time of need for the timely donation of three pickup vehicles to Malawi Police Service.
Mia took it upon her chin and engaged the Chikwawa based sugar manufacturing company, Illovo Sugar Limited seeking for help for police vehicles in the district so the law enforcers could do their job easily and effectively.
During a grand ceremony at Ngabu Police Post, Mia said the three vehicles valued at over K60 Million would assist in the reduction of crime, as against the background of dire need, now the men in uniform in the constituency and the district at large have better means of transportation.
Mia, who is a vibrant politician and philanthropic humanitarian cited increased cases of cattle rustling, cross boarder human and child trafficking and Gender Based Violence as the some of the critical crimes that needs to be addressed by police in the district.
In his remarks, the Police Inspector General, Dr George Kainja appealed to the beneficiary station and posts to show gratitude for the donation by taking good care of the vehicles.
Dr. Kainja said: “Look after these vehicles very well. Make sure they are used for what they are intended for, to serve the people in the communities.
“I would like to thank honourable Abida Mia for her role in making this donation happen and let me also salute Illovo Sugar Company for their donation.”
The function also extended to the commissioning of Ngabu Police Post, which together with Chikwawa Police Station, have been renovated at the cost of K18 Million.
The request for the vehicles to Illovo Company was made and submitted by Abida Mia in her capacity as Member of Parliament for the area after realising the dire need for police transport.