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Government reiterates commitment to amiable working conditions for the Malawi Police Service

Minister Chiumia

Government has reiterated that it will remain committed to providing the Malawi Police Service (MPs) amiable working environment to enable the law enforcers execute their duties effectively.

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Grace Chiumia, made the commitment on Friday during the pass–out parade of 941 police constables at Limbe Police Training School in Blantyre.

“President Professor Peter Mutharika who is also the Commander – In – Chief of the Malawi Police Services is very committed to create conducive environment for our police officers,” Chiumia assured.

“We have planned a number of projects for the police such as provision of additional vehicles and to make sure that police officers have decent houses to discharge their duties well,” added Chiumia.

Chiumia disclosed that the construction of police houses would start soon in all the districts of the country, noting that the houses would facilitate easy mobilization of police officers in camps in times of emergency.

However, Chiumia called on new police recruits to be patriotic and discharge their duties diligently.

“As you proudly join the Malawi Police Service, l would like to encourage you to be professional in discharge of your duties as you strive to provide good quality services to the public,” Chiumia appealed.

“This job demands total commitment, you will often wake up early in the morning before everyone and retire to bed at very odd hours. Always have in your mind that the property and the lives of the citizens are in your hands,” the minister added.

Inspector General of Malawi Police Services, Dr. Lexten Kachama, commended government for the support it renders to the agency.

“Let me take this opportunity to commend government for its continuous support. With continued such support, l can assure the citizens that police will remain servants of the people all the time,” Kachama pledged.

Kachama, therefore, said the police would remain committed towards achieving its vision of creating a safe and secure Malawi considering that security was the country’s economic backbone.

However, Kachama appealed to people in the country to work hand in hand with the law enforcers in a bid to win the battle against crime.

“The battle against crime needs collective efforts, we are calling upon members of the general public to report any suspected criminal activities to the police,” he appealed.

Out of the 941 graduates, 316 were female police officers representing a 34 percent female police representation.

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Chilima tells private sector to be innovative if they have to keep afloat

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Vice President, Dr. Saulos Chilima, on Friday challenged the private sector to employ strategies that will keep the corporate world afloat even in times of economic hardships.

Chilima made the remarks during official opening of the 2017 Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) National Executive Conference held at Club Makokola Retreat in Mangochi where Chief Executive Officers, Directors and Managers of about 40 private and public institutions gathered.

The Vice President said it is pleasing that TEVETA had drawn together leaders of both giant and upcoming businesses, companies and organizations in the country as one way of promoting innovative business practices for increased productivity.

He challenged the corporate executives to use the skills they would acquire through the conference to re-engineer their respective businesses and forge ahead.

“Any strategy can be excellent but the difference lies in the execution. So, make sure you utilize and implement what will be discussed here to improve your businesses…we need to turn around our economy from a predominantly importing and consuming country to one that is producing and exporting and this shift cannot be done if the private sector is left out in all development phases,” he said.

The Veep further gave the corporate executives a few tips on how to survive turbulence and remain strong in the corporate world urging the corporate executives to never panic or carry out knee jerk decisions but stay focused like a Lion on the hunt and deploy short term interventions while maintaining the long term view.

He assured the business captains that government is doing everything possible to ensure that the business environment in the country is conducive for them to thrive.

The conference was part of TEVETA’s initiative of Private Sector Training Programme (PSTPs) aimed at ensuring increased productivity at the workplace and also supporting the attainment of a conducive environment for private sector growth.

The conference was held under the theme, “Steering Organizations through Business Turbulence,” and the guest speaker was South African branding and reputation guru, Thebe Ikalafeng.

On his part, Ikalafeng also took the participants through a presentation titled, “Innovative business practices for increased productivity in a turbulent business environment.”

 

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