Officer In-charge for Balaka police Sekani Tembo was speaking during the parade that was organized to raise funds for community policing. The community police is looking for equipment worth 2.5 million Kwacha.
They would like to purchase materials such as reflectors, whistles, uniforms, and other requirements. Officer in charge said the parade has also helped them to sensitize the community of their role in security issues.
“The parade is going to assist us to raise funds meant for community policing. We want to help our community policing that assist the police in security matters. Police cannot operate on without assistance from the general public. That’s the more reason we want to empower our community policing with working equipment,” she said.
Tembo further appealed to all the people from Balaka to assist in the course.
“We are appealing to the general public especially from those who are coming from Balaka to help in cash and in kind,” Tembo said.
In his remarks, District Commissioner for Balaka Rodrick Mateauma said the parade is a good development in as far as security is concerned.
“Security issues are very important for Balaka. As District Commissioner I would like to ask people to support this noble initiative of assisting our community policing.
The community police work hand in hand with the main police in providing security for the people of Balaka. The people should therefore come in and contribute towards the buying of community policing equipment,” Mateauma said.
The parade ended at Balaka stadium where Balaka Select had a chance to play super league outfit Blue Eagles. The final score of the match was blue eagles 3 Balaka select 2.