Malawi Government to blow K1.2billion to construct new police station

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The Malawi government needs at least K1.2billion for construction of state-of-the-art police station in the commercial city of Blantyre, Malawi24 has established.

The chairman of Blantyre community policing forum, Misheck Munthali, said that the initial budget to construct a modern police station complex was pegged at K480million some time back, but with inflation and devaluation of the Malawi currency over the years the budget has shot to K1.2billion.

Officer-in-charge of Blantyre Police station, Senior Assistant Commissioner Brenda Nkhoma, declined to comment on the issue saying that the general public and other well-wishers are taking looking into the matter.

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Police construction requires billions.

Corroborating with Nkhoma, Munthali said that as a forum they are organising a series of fundraising activities to generate funds for the construction of the office complex to house Blantyre Police station.

Blantyre Police station has been housing temporarily at the department of lands buildings at Wenela in Blantyre following the demolishing of the office structure that housed the station about 10 years ago. The current offices at Wenela are said to be in a bad shape and very small to meet the security needs of the city.

 

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