China donates 12 motorcycles to Malawi Police Service

By Chisomo Phiri

The Chinese government has on Monday donated 12 motorcycles to the Malawi Police Service (MPS) worth K30 million.

Receiving the donation from Chinese ambassador Long Zhou at a function that took place at Area 30 headquarters in Lilongwe was Minister of Homeland Security Ken Zikhale Ng’oma.

In his remarks, Long Zhou said the donation is part of the promotion of practical cooperation.

Hon Ken Zikhale Ng’oma and Long Zhou

Said Zhou:”Through this donation we continue our practical cooperation with the Malawi government.

“The world is far from tranquil, various security threats keep emerging. This demands global cooperation among countries to build global security.”

On his part, Ng’oma commended the Chinese government for the donation saying it will go a long way in strengthening mobility in the MPS.

“This is a demonstration that China is a true friend of Malawi.

“We are really grateful and this donation will go a long way in fighting crime in hard to reach places, more especially assist in cross border crime fight.”

Inspector General for MPS Merlyne Yolamu since promised Zhou that the assistance will be put to good use.

“The motorcycles will enhance boarder security and will be deployed to hard to reach areas to bolster border patrols,” she said.