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Celebrating the Chakwera leadership blessing as more houses handed-over to Police in Blantyre

Recall the intense face-off between Brian Banda and Nicholas Dausi, where Dausi in that interview found himself in a tight spot, compelled to disclose the quantity of residences under construction by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Banda’s inquiry echoed: “How many homes have you erected? Is it a mere 3, 4, or perhaps 10?” Dausi grappled with the question, meandering through evasive rhetoric, only to reluctantly admit at the culmination that the DPP had managed a mere seven dwellings.

This, compatriots of Malawi, encapsulated the leadership malaise that plagued our nation. Yet, under Lazarus Chakwera’s stewardship, the curse has been shattered. His administration hasn’t merely constructed seven houses; it has forged ahead, realizing the ambitious target of thousands of homes, part of Chakwera’s grand vision of achieving 10,000 houses.

Merely yesterday, the Ministry of Lands ceremoniously handed over 20 freshly erected residences to the Ministry of Homeland Security, designated for occupancy by officers at Ndirande Police Station. Is this not a testament to the transformative strides we now witness?

Handing over the houses, Minister of Lands, Deus Gumba said government was in the process of constructing 10,000 staff houses for personnel in security institutions in the country namely; Malawi Police Services, Malawi Defence, Malawi Prison Services and Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

The 20 houses built at Ndirande Police Station are part of the 4,000 houses that government allocated to the Malawi Police Services country wide.

He observed that some police officers were staying outside their duty stations in rented houses while some were living within their stations but in dilapidated houses.

“This compelled the present government to embark on housing project for the security agents,” the minister added and called on the police officers at Ndirande Police Station to take care of the new houses.

Government already handed over police officers houses at Malamia Police Mobile Service camp in Mangochi, Jenda in Mzimba apart from Ndirande Police Station where men and women in uniform are proud of modern and spacious houses.

Receiving the houses, Minister of Homeland Security, Ken Zikhale Ngoma said his ministry will advocate for more houses for the Malawi Police Service officers to ensure that police officers are accommodated within their duty stations other than operating far from stations.

 

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