By Patience Lunda:
In a bid to enhance security in the country, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) has established two new regional police headquarters in the Central and Southern regions.
The new regional police headquarters are Central East Regional Headquarters in Kasungu District and South East Regional Headquarters in Luchenza Municipality.
MPS Public Relations Officer, James Kadadzera, confirmed the development in an interview saying there are now six regional police headquarters in the country.
Kadadzera added that the new police headquarters have been introduced as a way of improving service delivery.
“These two new regional police headquarters are now operational and we are only trying to improve service delivery by being closer to the people and we are asking them to cooperate with us as we work with them,” Kadadzera said.
Security expert Eugene Njoloma has commended the introduction of the two regional police headquarters and suggested the need to recruit more police officers to fill in gaps that have been created by the movement of other officers.
Njoloma further said there was need for an increase in the budget allocation to MPS as more resources will now be needed for operations in the newly introduced regional headquarters.
The Central East Regional Headquarters will be looking after Kasungu, Nkhunga, Ntchisi, Nkhotakota, Salima, Mponela and Dowa Police stations while the South East Regional Headquarters will be looking after Mulanje, Thyolo, Luchenza, Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe and Chiradzulu police stations.
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