The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has stressed the need for political leaders to help in rooting out the rising cases of crime.
Speaking during a Limbe Police Station Executive Committee (SEC) meeting at the Police Training School in Limbe on Friday, Bvumbwe Police officer-in-charge Ken Wetcha said the law enforcers could perform better if there was a sound working relationship with politicians “because their voices matter in communities”.
“Political leaders have a great role to play in crime prevention. Besides being part of the communities in their wards and constituencies, they are people who matter in public and whatever they say, carries weight, hence our request for support,” said Wetcha who represented Limbe Police Station officer-in-charge.
Limbe SEC chairperson Mussa Lambat hailed the good working relationship between police and communities, saying it helps to improve security.
“Issues of security are not for police only; each and every citizen must take responsibility to ensure a crime-free Malawi,” said Lambat.
The meeting—attended by several stakeholders, including legislators, councillors and chiefs—was aimed at reviewing the crime status of Limbe Policing for the period March 2013 to September 2014.