Fear of the Lord and prayerful life among police officers have been described as catalysts that can influence order and trust between the Police and the public, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Willie Mwaluka has said.
Mwaluka made the sentiments on Sunday at Zomba Police College CCAP when the Malawi Police Service (MPS) bade farewell to retiring Evangelist Assistant Superintendent Dyson Ndalama.
Ndalama has retired from the police evangelism ministry this year after serving for about 14 years. He was responsible for the Eastern Region.
Mwaluka described Ndalama as a seed of gospel, love, charity, counselling and perseverance as he spent much of his time teaching police officers [and their families] and the surrounding communities secrets of living productive lives on earth.
“As police officers, we need to trust in God in whatever we do because if we rely on our own understanding, then our services will always be in vain,” said Mwaluka.
In his farewell speech, Ndalama emphasised on discipline and commitment of police officers when discharging office, clerical and community duties, saying God is pleased with dedicated and sacrificial servants.
“My time is ripe for me to get out from of active ministry for I have fought a good fight and I urge all believers to fix their eyes on Jesus if they are to accomplish God’s missions mandated to them,” said Ndalama.
Born on April 3 1956, Ndalama, who comes from Chingale in Senior Chief Mlumbe’s area in Zomba, joined MPS in 1978. He served in different administrative portfolios until 2002 when he was put in charge of the evangelism ministry. n