Government of the Republic of Malawi has thanked the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the donation of policing equipment which will go a long way in addressing some of the challenges faced by the Malawi Police Service [MPS].
Minister of Home Affairs and Security, Hon. Richard Chimwendo Banda MP, said this at the Police headquarters in Lilongwe on Friday when he received a donation of policing equipment from the People’s Republic of China through its ambassador to Malawi, His Excellency Liu Hongyang for the use of the Malawi Police Service.
Hon. Chimwendo Banda said Government of Malawi is committed to developing further its relationship with the People’s Republic of China in the area of security realizing that the Chinese Government has made major advances in security, mainly, in the use of technology that has enabled their country to enjoy low crime rates despite low police population ratio.
He said this is the type of technology that Malawi needs considering the resource constraints Malawi is facing saying Government is committed in identifying opportunities of capacity building for security agencies in Malawi, In particular, the police.
The Minister said the equipment which includes tents and personal protective equipment [PPEs] demonstrated the People’s Republic of China’s government’s commitment in supporting the Government of Malawi in ensuring that the Malawi Police Service has the necessary equipment with the aim of enhancing and creating a peaceful and secure environment for all the people of this country.
…”Government of Malawi realizes the contribution that foreign investors, including the Chinese make to this country…,’’ said Hon. Chimwendo.
He said he is aware that this is not the first time the Government of the People’s Republic of China has supported the Malawi Police Service saying 3 years ago, the Service received a consignment of 100 motor vehicles, and supported the Malawi Police through provision of various capacity building programs to its police officers at different levels.
The Minister said the untiring support to the Malawi Police Service is assisting Malawi in building a modern and efficient police service thereby improving service delivery.
By Vincent Gunde