Malawi to tighten security amid crime rise

Government has assured Malawians that it has put in place measures to ensure there is tight security in the country.

The assurance comes at a time the country has experienced an increase in crime, including hijacks, armed robberies and house break-ins.

Speaking at the Central Office Information (COI) after visiting the Publications and Civic Education Sections in Lilongwe on Wednesday, Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education Kondwani Nankhumwa said government is aware of the public outcry on crime levels.

Minister of Information, Kondwani Nakhumwa: Assures of tight security
Minister of Information, Kondwani Nakhumwa: Assures of tight security

“Let me assure everybody out there that government has tightened up its security to ensure that Malawians are free and secure and not living in fear,” said Nankhumwa.

Recently, Malawi has also seen some public infrastructure such as the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Lilongwe Warehouse being gutted by fire, leading to speculation of arson.

“We don’t know the cause and aim behind these fires. It is sad but I must say that government is taking some measures. As Malawi Electoral Commission makes its investigations, government is also carrying out another investigation.

“We want to make sure that all culprits are brought to book for loss of property and the criminal act. Government will not sit idle and watch this malpractice continue in the country,” he said.

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