Mutharika announce measures to tackle growing insecurity in Malawi

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has outlined measures to tackle the growing insecurity of business and ordinary Malawians, saying his government will adequately fund Malawi Police Service and ensure the recruitment of more cops.

Mutharika delivering a state of the nation address

Mutharika delivering a state of the nation address

In his state of the nation address on opening of the 2015/16 budget meeting at Parliament on Tuesday, Mutharika said the number of Police officers would increase by 1 874 following the passing out parade of new recruits this week.

“Mr. Speaker, Sir, Government is determined to increase the number of police officers in the country. In this regard, I am pleased to inform this august House that, later this week, I will preside over the passing out parade of 1,874 police recruits, which is the biggest number of recruits in the history of the Malawi Police Service,” said Mutharika.

Critics argue that the effectiveness of policing could not be measured by the number of officers alone, but by reductions in crime and increases in public confidence.

Police officers in Malawi have recently be connected to the criminal activities including robbery.

In his address, Mutharika said in the 2015/2016 financial year, Government plans to procure an additional 100 police vehicles and build capacity in crime investigation through acquisition of appropriate equipment, training and recruitment of criminal intelligence gatherers.

Mutharika also said government will enhance border management system by providing necessary resources and tools to prevent illegal and irregular immigrants from using unchartered routes.

He also told parliament that government will commence issuance of national identity cards to all Malawians of 16 years of age and above,.

The Malawi leader informed lawmakers that government will decentralise the passport issuance system to 6 new data and documents collection points namely; Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mangochi, Salima, Mzuzu and Mzimba using post offices.

The 4th meeting in the 45th session of parliament is expected to run for nine weeks to wind up on 3rd July.

Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe is expected to present his budget statement on Friday, May 22 and he has estimated that it will be pegged at K900 billion (about $2.1 billion).

So far, only African Development Bank plans to provide the government with about K8 billion in budgetary support.

Read Mutharika full address here: State of the Nation Address

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chefourpence
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improve on recruitement screening for police officers and politicisation of the recruitment otherwise the Police service is full of criminals who are bent on stealing from Malawians whom they are meant to protect!

qiktyma
Guest

Tapangani mupulumuseko asalao angatipeze kuno ku xenohansburg

Chiye Nang'omba
Guest

Tatopanazo zimenezi azikalembana pa chibale mbuzizo! Bwanji osathandiza a G4 SECURITY akuyesesa kumbali yawo

Ethurama
Guest
What about starting wages bwana for these officers coz with this little pay they get we simply motivate them to become dangerous Criminals Within.APM…give them modern weapons but dont go for the National Service business coz Malawi is still poor,dont have jobs and u will instead overcome the purpose of reducing insecurity in our country by help of the same govt.in recruiting/training its own thugs & criminals.I know Zambia where right away after form 5 then,some students underwent training with Zambia National Service.Ethurama went through this,he stayed there in the 70s and 80s, but in those days it was timed… Read more »
nyasa boy
Guest

Boss only police department to increased what about other department don’t tell us bullshit sometimes

mjomba
Guest

Ok bwana

Hamu
Guest

Ndaiwelenga nation address imeneyi ili bwino, ofinika a Malawi tigwirane manja. Tiyeni timugwire dzanja Peter yo zonse ndi zotheka. Bola asapoilisidwe ndi Ben Phiri.

Sapitwa
Guest

Good move sir! Unfortunately there are many broken people as the election results did not go their way. They will never appreciate and will keep on breaking until cardiac arrest will will swallow them.
Iam happy that you don’t read the comments posted on this site otherwise u could have been wasting your valuable time on this crap

MPHAKA
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KUNENA SIKUVUTA KOMA KUCHITA.ANALIPO ANTHUANTHU ZIDAWAKANIKA.

yituwa mphande
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No donors where to get money for budget disaster for malawians

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