BCC to install CCTVs

Ndipo Ndipo - pic by Mathias Mkupasha

The Blantyre City Council has unveiled plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) Cameras in tall buildings along the city’s streets in order to curb frequent criminal activities.

Speaking on Thursday when Limbe Police Station was launching the My Zone My Phone initiative, the City's Mayor, Wild Ndipo said his office is currently engaging relevant stakeholders to implement the initiative in Limbe and Blantyre soon.

Ndipo says his council will revive the dysfunctional street lights so that the police can easily trace wrong doers during night.

“Our part as Blantyre City Council is to fix all those lights that are not working and do more to make sure Limbe and all parts of the city have lights so that wrong doers cannot hide,’’ said Ndipo.

Limbe Police Station Officer in Charge, Deputy Commissioner Gladson Chipumphula believes a joint collaboration in fighting crime is critical for the country to achieve some developmental pillars ascribed in the Malawi blueprint, 2063.

“I am calling upon the corporate world to partner with us because we cannot do it alone,” Chipumphula said.

“Under My Phone My Zone, residents will be informing the police of any criminal activities through toll free hotlines in specific zones, for example, in the Limbe Central zone, residents will be dialling 463 to inform police officers of any suspected criminal actions,” clarified Chipumphula about the launched initiative on Thursday adding it is ongoing initiative.

Meanwhile K-Motors, a motor vehicle repairing company has also returned in good condition a stationery Land Cruiser which it took in July for repairing.

(By Mathias Mkupasha)

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