The ruling People’s Party (PP) provincial chairperson for the southern region Ali M’balaka has been meeting chiefs in a bid to try and reason with them to help the Joyce Banda administration address the insecurity in the country.
Malawi has recently been hit by a rising criminal a development that has greatly affected the ratings of President Mrs. Banda who took over power in April this year.
In a move widely seen as neutralizing the domino effect of the dwindling ratings following the security lapse, M’balaka met chiefs of Mulanje central constituency where he pleaded with them to work closely with the government by reporting suspected robbers to the police.
“It is no longer a secret that we have security problems in the country, this is normal. I’m positive that if we can work together with the police then this problem will soon be history,” he said.
“Let’s not take the issue as if it is president Banda’s problem, she is equally concerned and expects support from you chiefs and your subjects,” M’balaka told a gathering of close to 80 chiefs that converged at Nachiwale School led by chief Chitambe.
Don’t shelter criminals
M’balaka also observed that Mulanje, being a border district with Mozambique, is prone to an uncontrollable influx of illegal immigrants through the Ruo River.
“I came here because this area of T/A Chikumbu has easy access into Mozambique as such illegal immigrants and criminals can take that advantage. Whenever you see that in your village there is a suspected criminal don’t hesitate to report them to police, they are a threat to the internal security of Malawi,” added M’balaka.
He also clarified that his visit to the area, which currently belongs to opposition DPP’s Kondwani Nankhumwa, was not for political campaign for PP.
“Even Hon. Nankhumwa would appreciate the fact that his constituency is a transit to Mozambique so we really need to take preventative measures,” he said.
M’balaka and his regional team have been touring parts of southern region in what they have described as ‘battle for grass root structures.’Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :