No conditions attached to China’s 100 vehicles donation to Malawi Police – Minister

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Cecilia Chazama has said the  100 police vehicles from the People’s Republic of China were donated without any conditions.

China has donated these vehicles to Malawi Police

She made the remarks in Parliament when she was responding to a question from Nkhotakota South East legislator Makowa Mwale (Malawi Congress Party-MCP) on what strings were attached to the donation and expressed concern over repairs.

In response, Chazama said there were no conditions attached to the donations.

She again thanked the Chinese government for the donation adding that the vehicles will help boost security in the country by reducing transport challenges within the Malawi Police Service.

Chazama also brushed aside fears of spares, saying the police vehicles which have accessories such as ambers and two-way radio systems came  with spare parts estimated to last up to two years.

In his question under Standing Order 69, Mwale also wanted to know how the 100 new-fleet of have been allocated.

Chazama gave a statement on how the vehicles were distributed within the police.

They include 10 minibuses, 60 pickups, 15 saloon and 10 wagons.

But Chazana said  the Malawi Police) needs additional 600 vehicles to operate smoothly.


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The real question is: After the two or three years life span of these vehicle, and once we start looking at servicing them where are going to get the spare parts? Definitely it will be to the east (China); are they also going to donate these? My answer is – highly unlikely. This is a Chinese investment strategy (believe me) that says we donate a couple of vehicles to Malawi now with a short life span and two or three years down the line they will come knocking on our doors for spares parts. In this way they are establishing… Read more »

Osangolandira bwanji. A malawi kukanika kupanga n’njinga zamoto zomwezi

Winston Msowoya

Malawians,wake up from your slumber for there is nothing for free ride.Chinese are not your uncles or brothers.Let me warn you that you will pay indirectly billions of KWACHA.Chinese people are one of the most corrupt human beings on earth like it or not,you are in for it.


You don’t look a gift horse in the mouth so the saying goes.


Big up China for assisting us. As a Malawian, I appreciate what China has been doing for Malawi. Keep up the good work!

Nox Nthambi

As a country are we serious with relationship with foreign countries. I couldn’t believe my eyes when l saw one of the vehicles in town donated by Chinese government. Are the vehicles suitable for Police use in Malawi environment? A Malawi malandiralandira. To be honest these vehicles will only last for less than 3 years. Mark my words…

Which is better, having these vehicles or not having them at all? Ask the men and women in police who struggle everyday with transport problems if this donation is not important. Are you telling me that minibuses cannot be used in the police department? That pickups cannot be used in the police department? That saloon are not usable in the police? That wagons are useless in the police? Amalawi kodi tinakhala bwanji? Mphatso umasankha? Tiyeni tiyamikile kuti at least China is doing tangible things since establishing a bilateral relationship with Malawi. What did Taiwan do in those decades of bilateral… Read more »
C banda

” I couldn’t believe my eyes when l saw one of the vehicles in town donated by Chinese government.”

Please, tell us what you think are wrong with the vehicles.


A Nox don’t be a prophet of doom. Azanu a Laza ankanena chimodzimodzi kuti APM won’t last in office.

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