Bagus says Malawi security personnel deserve better houses, govt  commits to build 2 500 houses

Chikwawa Central  member of parliament (MP) Salim Bagus has said State security personnel surely deserve better accommodation like everyone else and asked government  to construct houses for police officers and a fence at Nchalo Police Station.

Bagus: Police officers lack access to decent housing

Bagus, who won his seat as an independent but is now member of Malawi Congress Party (MCP),  said in parliament that officers lack access to decent housing and where it is available, it is in dilapidated state.

Most State security personnel across the country live in rented or dilapidated institutional houses which are more of degrading and sometimes inhuman.

But Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda said government is committed to start Phase 2 of the construction  of 2 5000 houses for security agencies to reduce housing challenges.

“We look at priority areas where the need is  dire without looking at geographical position,” said Chimwendo in response to Bagus’s question in parliament.

“We had set five years to construct 10 000 houses for law enforcement  agencies, but we are starting with  2 5000 houses.”

Chimwendo Banda said the government is confident that “within five years we will build more than 10 000 houses because the need for housing for our  men in uniform is huge.”

State security institutions include Malawi Defence Force (MDF), Malawi Prison Service, Malawi Police Service, Immigration and citizenship Services.

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nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

Just do the job than announcing. you will announce and show us. .òsati zikapanda kupangika muziti alephera.
bagasi you have been there since 1990s why you are noisy now???.
pa Lilongwe community timicembo ta ma police officers.
ma office acitsamunda aja mpaka lelo munali kutiko???
ndalama munamangila ma lodge.
corruption ya ku immigration bwa!!!!!.
Tell people the truth please. malawians had enough

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
5 months ago

Bwana bagus, please leave this to bwana chakwera and bwana chilima. You are a very useless person. Don’t talk about decent housing for security personnel. U have been in government for along time as an MP, minister, deputy minister etc…. What did u do? Your are a political prostitute and we don’t want you anywhere us. Very soon we will rise against people like you. Very selfish individuals.

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