Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Atupele Muluzi has assured residents of Blantyre City that government was seriously looking at constructing modern structures for Blantyre Police Station.
The minister gave the assurance after touring the burnt Chilomoni Police sub-station before separately holding interface meetings with community members from the area and leaders of Blantyre Police Station executive committee (SEC).
Muluzi said government was aware that for police officers to efficiently serve the people, there was need for motivation, which includes provision of better offices and housing.
Currently, Blantyre Police Station is operating from rented buildings near Wenela Bus Station.
The minister also said government was considering to start providing risk allowances to police officers as part of incentives.
Said Muluzi: “Blantyre Police is one of the biggest police stations in the country and government is currently working out at how we can have a proper station.”
Blantyre Police SEC chairperson Misheck Munthali earlier expressed displeasure with government’s failure to construct offices for Blantyre Police Station.
Evaluators have said the rehabilitation of the burnt Chilomoni Police in Blantyre will require about K10 million ($20 000).
A group of well-wishers from Chilomoni Township and surrounding areas have established a taskforce to rehabilitate Chilomoni Police sub-station.