By Chisomo Phiri
The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has been applauded for working tirelessly to apprehend those responsible for the recent murder cases in the country.
Speaking to the media in Lilongwe, Minister of Homeland Security Ken Zikhale Ng’oma said the cases raised public alarm, with some concluding that the country’s security was compromised.
The Minister cited the murder of Reserve Bank of Malawi(RBM) employee Agness Katengeza and Coca-Cola Beverages employee Allan Wittika whose bodies were found in their vehicles a few months ago.
“I have always said Malawi has the best police and those responsible will be apprehended.
“These officers need to be motivated for the job well done. I would like to lobby the Ministry of Finance and Parliament to make sure in 2024 the police has been given enough allocation in the national budget to acquire all resources needed to effectively serve the nation,”he said.
On security during the festive season, the Minister urged all road users to follow traffic regulations to save lives, adding that police visibility will be increased to ensure safety in all the communities.