MCP MP urges govt to improve living conditions for Malawi Police officers

Opposition lawmaker, Alekeni Menyani on Thursday asked government to improve the conditions of service for the police.

Menyani, MCP Member of Parliament for Dedza North West made the plea in Parliament when said police officers were operating under strenuous conditions that tempted some of them to solicit for bribes.

The MP said Police need sufficient support in order to discharge their duties in an efficient manner.

He asked Ministry of Home Affairs to consider the plight of the Cops.

Menyani: Improveconditions of Police officers
Menyani: Improveconditions of Police officers

Minister of Home Affairs Uladi Mussa in response said government is doing all it can to improve living conditions of Police Officers in the country.

“Let me tell the august House that, although we have put in place mechanism to reduce these problems, the money which is given to us is minimal and I just want to urge all of you to join hands to help government, buy using the Community Development Fund (CDF) to construct Police Units and houses for our police officers,” he said.

Mussa dismissed claims from other opposition leaders who said the CDF money is not enough to construct police units and houses for the police officers.

“People cannot claim here that the money from the CDF is not enough, what is the use of the CDF if people cannot use that money? I believe if we construct these buildings in phases while priotising which one is much needed then we will be able to use the CDF wisely,” Mussa said.

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