Mangochi Police Station officer-in-charge Tereza Nankhuni has assured people in the district of maximum security during elections.
Nankhuni said officers have been spread across the district to ensure they respond to every situation.
She said this on Friday during a Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) meeting organised by Tiphedzane Community Support Organisation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), to discuss crucial issues before tomorrow’s elections.
Her assurance followed questions from the participants, who included political party representatives, youths, chiefs and the clergy, who asked her to explain security measures her office has put in place ahead of the polls.
The participants feared a repeat of the 2014 scenario when post-election violence marred the process and a man from M’baluku Ntagaluka area was killed.
In her response, Nankhuni assured the meeting that police is ready to provide security that will see people voting without being intimidated.
“We all know what happened here during the previous elections. This time around, having read the problems that happen here, we have put in place measures to counter the challenges,” she noted.
In his remarks, Mangochi district commissioner the Reverend Moses Chimphepo said this time around security will not be compromised because police have partnered with the Malawi Defence Force (MDF).
“Let me urge you political party leaders, including those of you representing independent candidates, to be exemplary by promoting peace.” he said. n