Minibus Owners Association of Malawi (Moam)-Mponela Chapter has handed over a waiting shelter it constructed at Mponela Police Station.
Speaking during the ceremony on Saturday, Dowa Central legislator Darlington Harawa expressed delight with the initiative saying it signals a new working relationship between the police and members of the community.
“I commend Moam’s efforts in constructing the shelter. My appeal goes to police officers to continue supporting the people who come to seek services at this station,” he said.
Harawa said to achieve a crime-free environment, there is need for a unified participation of the community and law enforcers.
Moam-Mponela Chapter chairperson Willie Chilimanthembwe said the association noted with dismay the challenges that people experienced when accessing police services; hence, they decidd to intervene urgently.
He said if communities unite in developing police formations, the trend of torching police facilities cannot continue in this country.
Mponela Police Station officer in-charge Senior Assistant Commissioner Clement Gulo commended Moam for championing construction of the shelter.
“Our plea goes to other organisations and people of goodwill to emulate this positive gesture as the station has mobility challenges and inadequate resources,” he said.
Moam-Mponela Chapter spent K620 000 to construct the shelter at the police station which serves almost 300 000 people.