Inspector General (IG) of Police Rodney Jose has warned communities in Chiradzulu against vandalising police units, saying the malpractice negatively affects community members themselves when there is security lapse.
The IG said this on Saturday when he officially received K10 million City Boundary roadblock facility between Blantyre and Chiradzulu from Chiradzulu Central legislator Mahomed Hanif Osman popularly known as OG Issa. The building will shelter officers manning the roadblock besides serving as a police unit.
“If communities are not happy with the way officers are carrying out their duties, they should discuss with them and iron out the differences amicably. It is bad to resort to damaging structures such as police units. It takes a lot of resources to put up these structures,” said Jose.
He said officers will be assigned to man the unit.
In his remarks, Issa said he constructed the roadblock after noticing that police needed shelter at the check-point.
“I was moved by the lack of shelter for officers manning the check-point. This facility will ensure their availability and convenience,” he said
The City Boundary roadblock is in group village head Mkwanda, Traditional Authority Likoswe.