Lilongwe Mpenu-Nkhoma legislator Collins Kajawa (Malawi Congress Party) and Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Nkhoma Synod have pledged to renovate Nkhoma Police Unit.
The two sides said this on Monday at the synod’s headquarters when Lilongwe Police Station officers visited the area.
Speaking during the meeting, Kajawa said it was high time the community renovated Nkhoma Police Unit as it serves a large population under traditional authorities Chitekwere and Mazengera.
He said: “Much as we want to renovate Nkhoma Police Unit, we also need a bigger police structure, probably a police post with adequate manpower.
“This area is big and crime cases are rising.”
Nkhoma Synod general secretary the Reverend Vasco Kachipapa said the police unit, which is housed within the synod’s premises, is running without water, electricity and toilets.
He said: “Sometimes it feels like the community does not want to support us to uplift the police unit.
“They think the police unit is for the synod only, yet it belongs to us all.”
Lilongwe Police Station lay visitors committee chairperson Chancy Lutere said they felt sorry for the police unit; hence, the call to renovate it.
Lilongwe Police Station officer-in-charge Dorothy Kawale hailed CCAP Nkhoma Synod and Kajawa for their commitment to renovate the police unit.