By Tiyese Monjeza:
Eastern Region Police on Sunday warmed up for the festive season when they hosted a Christmas Carols Gospel Concert at Zomba Police Training College.
The gospel concert lived up to its billing, attracting 14 choirs that entertained the audience throughout, with Balaka Police Adventist Choir as guests.
Each of the choirs performed two Christmas songs and the climax was when Police College Church of Central Africa Presbyterian jumped on stage and their performance forced Eastern Region Police Commissioner Violet Magwaya to join them and sing along.
Magwaya said she enjoyed the concert and that it came at a good time as the world is looking forward to the festive season.
“For Christians around the world, this is the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and, so, it is time to show love to each other. As police, this platform also gave us a chance to interact with residents who play a bigger role in our job,” she said.
She added that the Christmas carols performed carried powerful messages set “to help us reflect on our lives”.
Malawi Police Service Chaplain Julius Siwinda called on people to celebrate the festive season responsibly.
‘‘Let us not drink and drive to avoid accidents on our roads. Let us also remember to show love to each other during this period,” Siwinda said.
Golden Voices Choir Chairperson Davie Chirambo hailed police for hosting the concert, adding that it accorded them an opportunity to showcase their skills.