The European Union’s (EU) Chilungamo Programme has pumped in K40 million towards construction of a police victim support unit office complex in Likoma District.
In an interview, Malawi Police Service Chilungamo Programme activity coordinator Joel Makiyi said gender-based violence (GBV) victims previously used to meet officers under trees or in makeshift structures.
He said the programme plans to construct and refurbish 10 victim support units in the country.
“The office block will have a first aid room stocked with medicine and doctors will be invited to conduct medical examinations within the facility,” said Makiyi.
On his part, Likoma Police Station victim support coordinator Chipeyani Makwate commended EU for constructing the office complex.
In a separate interview, Likoma District Women Forum coordinator Innocensia Mwaithula said the facility will give privacy to GBV victims.
The other beneficiary districts are Chikwawa, Rumphi, Lilongwe, Zomba, Ntchisi, Karonga, Mangochi, Likoma, Ntcheu and Phalombe.