Chakwera demands action to stop rising insecurity in Malawi

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera has demanded action from DPP-led government to stop rising insecurity in the country.

Police have reported several armed robberies, murders and car jackings, creating fear and panic among Malawians.

Deputy national police spokeswoman Mable Nsefula said:  “The worrisome development is that the cases of murder are the ones that are on the increase.”

Chakwera:  Fight rising crime
Chakwera: Fight rising crime

Chakwera, speaking in parliament on Wednesday in  his response to the 2014/15 national budget, called for action to fight rising crime.

“It [insecurity] is increasingly worrisome. People are being hacked to death in their own homes and we have heard a case of a High Court judge being abducted in broad daylight,” said Chakwera, who is also president of Malawi Congress Party (MCP)

“We need action against robbers who are busy terrorizing neighbourhoods and hitting hard on businesses and hard-working citizen,” he added.

President Peter Mutharika told a political rally that he knows information of an underworld crime gang that want to destabilize his administration and said he is considering all options for cracking down on crime in the country.

In the 2014-2015 national budget, currently under review in parliament, the government has more than doubled its allocation to the country’s law enforcement agencies, including local police, to help curb criminal activities.

Chakwera commended Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe for the substantial increase on the budget to Police and hoped the funds allocated would bring about a difference.

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7 years ago

boma liliboo.ganizo lopanga chipikisheni makwalamu zilibwino koma vuto ndiogwila chitoyo,sakuegwila mwaukadaulo.tangoganizani akumayenda chigolu atamvala ngati apita kukhondo.chofonika ndiukadaulo ogwilila tchitoyi osatikumangotenga athu osalakwa ma alea mo akuba zigawenga mukuzisiya muma alea apamwambao.koma anthu osauka mapolotimu kuwamenya kwamanga.kufufuza kwapeza osalakwa.chitezo ndichofunika koma kodi osaka amene akhala makwalalamu nde akuba?nanga 49 alea 10 alea3 kulibe osamangozuza osauka ndi kumaophseza sibwino akuba ndiolemela omwewo.

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7 years ago

Kodi Odala Ochakwera its not amatter of criticising no! lets all fight against insecurity in our country kodi akubawa enawa amagona mmakuka mwathumu?sikuti okubawa amagona kutchire ayi,ifeso ngati amalawi tiyeni tiziziwana mmakukamu enawa amanama kuti amagwira ntchito ena akuti timathamanga-thamanga mtauni! anthu ngati amenewa ndi okaikitsa .

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