In a bid to enhance a strong relationship between law enforcers and the general public,Mangochi Police on May 12, 2017 reached out to school pupils and community members in the district.
Officers from Mangochi Police Station held meetings at Likwembe Primary School and Senior Chief Jalasi Headquarters.
According to Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer Rodrick Maida, the meeting with the school pupils was centered on “youth outreach program” while the other meeting with the community members was on “structure strengthening respectively”.
It all started in the morning hours when Mangochi crew was led Inspector Milton Moyo Community policing coordinator visited Kwilembe Full Primary School in which learners gathered under indigenous tree to hear from police on issues that are not friendly with their education such as gender based violence and early marriages in which they were asked to report to police once they come across them.
Learners were also asked to distance themselves from cheating during Government Examinations.
They were also furnished with road traffic tips in order to use the road wisely.
In his remarks Lloyd Kathumba Deputy Head teacher thanked Malawi Police Service for the initiative which has groomed both learners as well as teachers.
In the afternoon hours Mangochi crew led by Superintendent Charles Banda Officer-In- Change Namwera Police Post were at Senior Chief Jalasi Headquarters in which Senior Chief himself graced the occasion.
In his speech Superintendent Charles Banda thanked community policing members for voluntarily engaging themselves in reduction of crime in the area and promised to continue rendering support.
He also asked them to give credit where it is due and criticise where it is necessary.
He further discouraged the tendency of harbouring criminals in the name of marriage.
In his remarks Senior Chief Jalasi thanked Malawi Police Service for the kind gesture and asked members to work extra hard in order to make his area crime free zone.
At the end of meeting community policing members were given reflector jackets, torches and whistles as a morale booster.
Kwilembe Full Primary School comprise of 1639 learners and is situated 500 metres away from Idulusi Trading Centre whilst Senior Chief Jalasi Headquarters is situated 2 kilometres away from Majuni Trading Centre.