Malawi Police Service has asked young people in Lilongwe to work with the police to reduce crime in the city.
Deputy Commissioner of Police and director of community policing and rural police unit Aubrey Nyirenda said this on Tuesday during the launch of Youth Participation in Safety and Security programme at Kauma in Lilongwe.
He said involvement of the youth in community policing activities could help reduce crime.
Said Nyirenda: “Most youths are involved in bad activities such as stealing and drug abuse.
“That is why National Youth Council was involved in providing different skills to keep them busy.”
On his part, National Youth Council chief executive officer Dingiswayo Jere said the project will help the police to deal with crime because the youth will be involved in security.
“Police will engage youths in crime prevention activities,” he said.
Group village head Kauma thanked the police for coming up with the programme to Kauma, saying it will enhance security.