In the face of deeply-rooted corruption, which has not spared the police service, government believes with more effort, the law enforcers can help win the battle
Minister of Homeland Security Jean Sendeza has appealed to new officers in the Malawi Police Service to rally behind the government in the fight against corruption.
Sendeza made the appeal yesterday during the pass-out parade of 1,614 constables at Limbe Police Training School in Blantyre.
“The nation expects you to be corrupt-free. As a member of the Malawi Police Service always remember that being an officer does not place you above other people in the society,” she said.
Sendeza said officers must live by example for the service to win back public trust.
“People will expect a high sense of discipline at all times. Go out and prove to the nation that you were called to this duty and you are ready to serve to help your country achieve its aspirations,” Sendeza added.
Inspector General of Police Merlyne Yolamu appealed to government to assist the service with modern equipment in their training schools because the existing ones do not have facilities such as forensic laboratories.
The police chief also appealed to all Malawians to work together with the police in the fight against illegal migration, which she said is a major concern to the country’s security.
Yolamu also said that the new recruits will increase police visibility in both rural and urban areas.
Since the formation of the country’s 100 years ago, the 2022 pass-out parade is the first to include persons with albinism.
The officers were being trained at Mlangeni, Ntakataka and Limbe Police training schools. The event was spiced up by the performance of MPS brass band, dances and parade among others.