Southern Region Deputy Commissioner of Police for Blantyre Urban Chikondi Chingadza says shortage of infrastructure in police stations affects officers’ delivery of duties.
Speaking on Friday in Thyolo, where Makande Prison in partnership with Crops of Love Ministries handed over a five-office block at Luchenza Police Station in Thyolo, the commissioner said performance is below average as the situation makes officers to serve without passion and love.
“This is one of the major challenges Malawi Police Service [MPS] faces. Most officers, especially in districts, operate in make-shift buildings that are adverse to their work,” said Chingadza.
She appealed to other non-governmental organisations and well-wishers to construct modern offices at their nearest police stations to motivate officers.
Makande Prison officer-in-charge Aubert Hande said they moved in to strengthen the relationship with the police by providing them with a conducive working environment.
“The new space will ensure citizens have reasonable expectations of privacy,” he said.
The five-office building worth K9.7 million, was built with funding from Wonsook Kim and Thomas Clement of Crops of Love Ministries in the United States of America (USA). n