Kamlepo seeks risk allowances for Malawi Police officers

Opposition lawmaker, Kamlepo Kalua of Rumphi East (People’s Party –PP) has expressed concern that Malawi Police officers do not get danger allowance that would cover them when they execute their duties.

Kalua: Give Malawi Police officers risk allowances

Kalua: Give Malawi Police officers risk allowances

Speaking in parliament, Kalua asked the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Atupele Muluzi, to consider incentivising the cops with risk allowances.

“Looking at the entire budget, there is no risk allowance for the Police Officers. The duties that the officers undertake are quite involving and risky, so if at all, there should be provision of risk allowance to the Police Officers,” Kalua said.

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Muluzi said government will consider the possibility of a risk allowance for the police officers.

“This is not included in the budget but this is something that should be considered in the future,” said Muluzi.

“We believe it is important for our officers to be motivated and we will certainly consider this in the Mid-Year Review Budget,” Muluzi added.

The Minister of Home Affairs also told Parliament that government will recruit more people to work in the Malawi Police Service to improve the ratio of a police officer to a citizen in a bid to crackdown on crime.

Muluzi also disclosed that government is in the process of procuring 100 motor vehicles this financial year which will be delivered to Malawi Police Service and that Parliament will be briefed accordingly.

Parliament approved the Provision of K24, 362,133,883 on Vote 341 – Malawi Police Service as part of the Recurrent and Development Estimates.

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nkholopanja
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nyapapi comment # 5,your comment is foolish,pena kumayamika zimene akupanga apolisiwa…iwe umadziwa chani pamenepo,kukanda mapwala?& 4 ua on imformation we dnt hv army in malawi,we r still far…mboli yako

mwachilimba
Guest

Muluzi is very stupid. Will the officers eat vehicles or recruitment ?despite all these police need good salaries. Once again muluzi is very stupid

Che munde
Guest

We believe in kamlepo kalua

mtumbuka1
Guest

Mr kaziwiziwi, I get it but why is it that it works in countries like Germany and Russia? Even in south Africa,go to bait bridge there are soldiers helping to man the boarders. The police in south Africa also has a specially trained force called amaberete and these guys do not negotiate with criminals but maybe it can not work here but no bad feelings man it was my opinion and I stand to be corrected sibweni!

Kaziwiziwi
Guest

Mtumbuka1, Your Contribution Shows Your Shallow Thinking. What The Police Lack At The Moment Is Motivation: Good Pay, Good Housing, Modern Equipment, Transport And The Said Risk Allowances! Ask Yourself Why This Rising Level Of Insecurity And Why Are Most Cops Involved In Crime? ie corruption, armed robbery etc!

Vincent kammanya
Guest

what about our brothers in arms MDF. Can you imagine if they could join hands with those illigal brothers in arms as their counterparts in MPS couse they lack risk allowance.

george kapirj
Guest

gud suggestion by hournable kamlepo,i wonder why malawian police,when u go tanzania,mozambique etc welfare of police iz standard but malawi hii very xory so how can expect maximum security!

mtumbuka1
Guest
While I agree with hon. Kalua on this, still I would suggest government can use some of our soldiers by having a group of soldiers and incorporate them in the police service as a special tactical force. They will still be soildiers but work with the police as a special auxiliary force because it does not make sense to me to have soldiers rusting in all our barracks just waiting to be sent to Congo in future for peace keeping! What if the war in Congo finishes? We can’t have soldiers whose job is to receive your president or go… Read more »
Khonsolo
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That risk allowances should go even to Malawi prison service & MDF.osangoti a police okha.

Balamanunkha
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a nyapapi comment #5 ngati mulibe Chonena mutha kungokhala chete!PATHAKU PAKU!

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