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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 10:23

Police awards outstanding community policing forum

Written by  Louis Kumchima


Balaka, July 17, 2019: Balaka Police Station Officer In-Charge, Maxmasi Bakali has stressed the need for maintaining good relationship between the police and communities across the district, saying it is a prerequisite for curbing crime along the railway line corridor.

Bakali made the remarks on Tuesday in the area of Traditional Authority Phalula in Balaka when he presented awards to three community forums of Phalula, Kanyimbo and Pitanjala community policing forum, panel and committee, respectively.

He, therefore, urged the winning policing structures to continue working closely with the police. 
Bakali, however, commended communities for working jointly with the police, urging people to cultivate unity of purpose if the district wants to maintain order along the railway line.

“These security structures are doing a tremendous job in curbing crime along the Nacala Corridor,” Bakali said.

“Previously, there were rampant cases of crimes such as theft of sorghum, fertilizer and oil but the establishment of these structures have led to the arrest of perpetrators of such crimes,” he added.

Bakali, however, encouraged the community to play a crucial role in protecting people with albinism. He also warned parents against promoting child marriages, saying the law will take its course to all perpetrators.

Chairperson for Phalula Community Policing Forum (CPF), Christopher Chauluka described the award as a motivation saying it would give them an impetus to work hard in order to protect people and property in their area.

The awarding ceremony was organised by VALE Logistics where Phalula CPF emerged the winner at Traditional Authority level and went away with K80,000.

On the other hand, Kanyimbo Community Policing Panel and Pitanjala Community Policing Committee received K75,000 each as winners at group village and village head level respectively.

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