People in Zomba district have expressed concern over the acts of some traffic police officers who demand money from road users.
This was raised on Tuesday at a meeting organized by Zomba police where the law enforcers met members of community policing, businessmen, and traditional leaders in the district to highlight some of the challenges the police are encountering in the course of carrying out their duties.
The residents disclosed that most traffic police officers ask money from drivers even if the road users’ cars have all the requirements and are fit to move on the road.
In his response, Zomba police boss Macmillan Nyirongo said his office will look into the issue and assured residents in the district they will see change on the issue.
He however told the residents that the law enforcers face many challenges including lack of transportation, fuel, and money hence they find it difficult to carry out their duties.
“We are asking for well-wishers like government, organizations, businessmen and some other individuals to help us with the mentioned items so that we can easily carry out duties our the districts,” said Nyirongo.
He also asked people in the district to work hand in hand with the police for the safety of lives and property in the country.
On his part, Traditional Authority Mulumbe thanked the police for the effort they put to reduce crime in the district. But he asked the law enforcers to respond swiftly when alerted about criminal activities.