The Inspector General of Malawi Police Lexten Kachama has showered words of praise to Central Region Police for the good performance in 2017.
Speaking when he visited Central Region Police headquarters on Tuesday, 09th January 2018, the Police chief expressed satisfaction with the way police officers in the region discharged their duties in the just ended year citing the same has largely contributed to the reduction of criminal cases in 2017.
“Let me express my sincerely gratitude and congratulations to all officers on the excellent work done.” Said the Police chief.
He further applauded the Commissioner of Police for the central region John Nyondo for his leadership and excellent job in spearheading operations in the region. The IG said as for such achievement to come, it is because of good leadership from the commissioner.
The Police Chief was however quick to point out that although there are many sections in the service which have performed outstandingly, there are some other ones which are not performing not as expected. He therefore appealed to all officers to address the shortfalls and get back to the ground to ensure maximum protection of people’s lives and property. In the same vein, the IG urged police officers to discharge their normal duties with the expected professionalism, following all established procedures and regulations.
The Police boss thereafter took the opportunity to extend to the officers the warm remarks from the head of State who is also the Commander in-chief of the Malawi Police Service saying the president is happy with the Police.
“The Head of State is happy with you for your great work. He talks highly of you and he is proud of you.” Explained Kachama.
Finally, the IG reminded all officers that they are servants of the people and not masters.
“We are servants of the people and not their masters, therefore let us close the gap between us and the general public so that we can perform even better.” Concluded the Inspector General.