Malawi Police Service last week rolled out child and elderly protection case management in Thyolo following the child protection policy launched in Lilongwe.
Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Alrene Baluwa said rights of the children and elderly should be protected at all levels from community where sensitisation meetings should be held regularly.
Baluwa warned delegates that attended Station Executive Committee to tell subordinates not to take the law into their own hands but instead report any malpractices to law enforcers for appropriate action.
Thyolo Police Station officer-in-charge Teleza Nankhuni thanked Concern Universal for funding the meeting that brought together stakeholders from tea plantations in the district, urging them to work together with the police.
“ We are not forgetting violence against children and women as we are aware that nowadays children and women are vulnerable to various types of abuses ranging from sexual, physical and child trafficking, early marriages just to mention but a few,” Nankhuni said.
She urged the stakeholders to share information about how to report cases of violence against children and women so that communitie should know where to report such cases.
Said Nankhuni:“We have already started mainstreaming child protection case management to our lower police formations of Luchenza, Makwasa, and Masenjere.