Popat, Beehive donate towards Chilomoni Police rehabilitation


Popat’s Shopping Mall and Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise on Monday donated 50 bags of cement, 4,000 bricks and 8 tonnes of sand to kick-start the rehabilitation works of Chilomoni Police Sub- Station.

An angry mob on Monday June 22 this year burnt down Chilomoni Police Sub-Station, two vehicles and motorcycles in reaction to the alleged murder of a resident.

It is alleged that late Dyson Mjojo picked a fight with police officers at a drinking joint at Nthukwa in Chilomoni Township.


Mjojo of Njobvu Village in the area of chief Khwethemule in Thyolo was later found dead on Monday morning near MDC cemetery. Following the incident, his relations mobilised themselves and set on fire the police building.

According to Chilomoni Police rehabilitation task force chairperson, Chifundo Lingao, the material donation worth K500,000 will enable them to commence rehabilitation works next week.

“We have been planning for so long to have a new public safety facility before the rains start, and we are very grateful for the donations because now we can kick-start the project.


“But we appeal for more donations from people and the corporate world as there will be need for iron sheets, ceiling, furniture and paint,” said Lingawo.

In his remarks, Blantyre Police Station Officer-in- Charge, Ellobium Banda, commended the good working relationship between the police and the community surrounding Chilomoni Police Sub-station despite the incident.

He said the community instituted a task force that is mobilising resources from well-wishers towards rehabilitation of the station pegged at K16.7 million.

“The community has been supportive and, as police, we are still on the ground providing security by offering 24-hour patrol services. In addition, the makeshift Chilomoni Police Sub-station is handling some complaints under the scorching sun, to enable people access security and safety services,” said Banda.

Popat Shopping Mart Sales and Marketing Officer, Precious Kaimira, and Beehive Centre for Social Enterprise official John Kathumba said safety and security are major issues in socio-economic development.

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