Security tightened amid SADC summit

The country’s law enforcing agency says it has tightened security as Malawi is expected to host the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit next month from 9th to 19th August 2021.

Relaying the assurance, Police Inspector General (IG) Dr George Kainja said security authorities have instituted a National Security Master Plan aiming at securing the SADC chairmanship.

Speaking to Yoneco FM, Dr Kainja said the law enforcing agency is working in collaboration with other security organs in making sure that there is law and order in the country during this period.

“We started preparation for SADC in terms of security long time ago because we have been attending several meetings where it was known that Malawi is going to Chair SADC and therefore we started our preparation long time ago.

“As I speak, as Malawi Police Service (MPS) we have our own security plan, National Master Plan to make sure that we secure the Chairmanship of SADC and we secure Malawi,” said Dr Kainja.

We have at the same time partnered with the Malawi Defense Force (MDF), National Intelligence Service (NIS), Immigration Department and other law enforcement agencies in Malawi.

So, Malawians should be assured that we are very ready and we will make sure that there is peace, law and order, Malawians should expect intensified visibility of police officers particularly in strategic locations,” assured the Police IG.

During the Summit, President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to be installed as Chairperson of the regional body.

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