The Malawi Police Service has received an early Christmas gift of 100 vehicles from the People’s Republic of China.
Receiving the vehicles on behalf of the government at Police Headquarters in Lilongwe, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, praised the 10-year-old bilateral ties between Malawi and China saying a gift of 100 vehicles can only come from a true friend.
Mutharika said the donation will help maintain security by making the police more efficient while ensuring that the police have good transportation.
The President then urged the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the vehicles are taken care of and that they are distributed equitably. The 100 vehicles include three lorries, two buses, 10 minibuses, 60 pick-ups, 10 station wagons and 15 salons.
Chinese representative, Chen Xiao (Shiao) Dong said the diplomatic relations between Malawi and China are taking root. He expressed hope that the donation will help ease the shortage of vehicles for the Malawi Police, enhance law enforcement and improve public security.
Improved public security Mr Chen said would help improve the investment environment, hence will attract foreign investors for Malawi who include the Chinese.NE