Dedza West member of Parliament Phillip Chinkhondo says construction of Njonja Police Post will develop to the trading centre as investors will be assured of security.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony of the police post in Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza, Chinkhondo said the post will bring back businesses due to security.
He observed that since area is close to the border with Mozambique, it is prone to cross border crime.
“The coming of this police post will help fight crime, bring safety to the area and attract business investments to the trading centre,” said Chinkhondo.
In her remarks, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Lyness Soko, who was the guest of honour at the function, called on the community to take care of the police post to enjoy continued security and safety.
“Avoid vandalising and burning down of police structures whenever there is a disagreement between the police and the community. Contact and dialogue is the best way to iron out differences,” she said.
Inkosi Kachere of the area expressed happiness with the project.
“Previously, we could travel all the way to the district police station at the boma or wait for the police to come here. This resulted in mob justice as it could take time for the police to get here,” Kachere said.
The police post, which has cost K8 million, has been constructed with money from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). n