Malawi Police Service Commissioner for the Eastern Region Arlyn Baluwa has assured the public that they will continue serving their interests in the region.
She said this on Friday in Zomba during a post-election evaluation workshop aimed at understanding how elections were policed, successes achieved and challenges encountered in the region.
“The police is committed to embracing the change and become the police the people want which is professional, independent, transparent and accountable,” said Baluwa.
She further asked other stakeholders and community policing members in the region to continue supporting the police and criticise where they do not deliver to the expectation of the people.
On his part, Machinga District Community Policing Station Executive Committee chairperson Richard Kalasa expressed optimism that the review meeting cemented the police professionalism in electoral management.
Speaking on behalf of other stakeholders, Zomba Civil Society Organisations chairperson Sammy Aaron said critical areas such as lack of resources and political interference should be dealt with prudently in the future elections.
“The police should discharge their duties for the benefit of the citizenry and not for few political parties as this fuels violence,” he said.