Communities around Embangweni in Mzimba have asked Malawi Police Service to upgrade Embangweni Police Unit to a police post.
Mabiri Ward councillor Andrew Malinga made the call on Thursday when police reopened the police unit which was vandalised in March following blood sucking rumours.
“Embangweni is growing fast as we have a mission hospital, teacher training college, Robert Laws Secondary School and even some investors are coming to this area. So, we need a police post,” he said.
Malinga said communities contributed towards the renovation of the police unit.
He, therefore, asked well-wishers to assist in constructing police houses to facilitate the upgrading of the police unit.
On his part, Northern Region Commissioner of police Hannings Mlotha agreed with the suggestion.
“Embangweni is a thriving trading centre which needs a police post. So, construct a big structure that will accommodate more officers,” he said.
Jenda Police Unit is yet to reopen after communities also vandalised it in March following blood sucking rumours.