Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training Authority (Teveta) has committed itself to upgrade all substandard police roadblocks in the country as one way of promoting security.
Speaking during the handover of two roads blocks at Jenda in Mzimba, Teveta executive director Ndione Chauluka said the institution is committed to helping improve security in the country, hence the construction of the roadblocks.
“Security is everyone’s responsibility. When I was passing through roadblocks from Chitipa, I was shocked to see that police are using logs as barriers. You tend to wonder that do people really stop because there is a bar or it is just the respect they have for our officers.
“I want to put it on record that I will look into this matter. The road blocks need heavy barriers that can bar people from passing through,” said Chauluka.
Northern Region Commissioner of Police Martha Suwedi said the metal roadblocks that Teveta has worked on, will help improve security in the country. She said police will come up with a list of roadblocks that have to be upgraded but also new points that Teveta should construct.