Police in Lilongwe scale drug abuse fight

Written by  Limbani Chuma Ngwata

Malawi Police Service at Kanengo in Lilongwe held a meeting on Wednesday 23 May 2017 to brief stakeholders on the status of drug and substance abuse among the youth.


Speaking during the meeting, the Officer in Charge for Kanengo Police Station George Mtetemera, said Kanengo police has intensified security within its jurisdiction amidst rumors that some unpatriotic Malawians are taking part in business of selling, transportation and use of dangerous drugs in the city.

According to Kanengo police deputy spokesperson Sub Inspector Esther Mkwanda, police are working hard to make sure that the malpractice is not taking place in its policing area but was quick to invite the public to work with the police in order to accomplish the goal of living in a dangerous drug free society.

“During the meeting, the Officer in Charge also appealed to everyone to be alert and inform the police on any suspicious acts within the area. He has further appealed to parents and guardians to control and guide their wards,” said Mkwanda.

Besides, speaking during the same meeting Harris Mandindi, the Chairman of Station Executive Committee (SEC) for Kanengo Police Station advised members of the community to spread the right message in regard to how dangerous the act might be. He also advised community policing members to avoid abusing their powers or act in an indiscipline manner.

The meeting was patronized by people who were drawn from different sectors such as; traditional leaders, faith community, community policing and from Kanengo Senior Politicians Against Violence (KASPAV).

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