By Vincent Gunde
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) youths in President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse administration have been sent back for illegality enrolling into police training school.
The MCP has however appealed to the general public not to implicate the party in criminal acts warning that anyone found using the name of the party to illegally obtain benefits in any form shall face the long arm of the law.
The party was reacting to news stories that about 70 youth believed to be from the MCP were allegedly sent back home for not following protocols to join the Malawi Police Service as new recruits.
According to Police National Deputy Public Relations Officer, Harry Namwaza, said those turned back were under-qualified and were found at the police training schools in Mtakataka (Dedza) and Kanjedza, Blantyre.
In a statement signed by the MCP’s Publicity Secretary, Reverend Maurice Munthali says the party is dismayed by unscrupulous individuals who are going around duping people and soliciting benefits using MCP.
The MCP says it is shocked to hear that Chipiliro Kaliopa of Nathenje in Lilongwe has been collecting money amounting to MK150,000 for each individual promising them that he would send them to police training colleges.
The party says Kaliopa has been telling unsuspected young Malawians that he was acting from orders of the above from the State House and Minister of Homeland Security.
“We strongly appeal to the Malawi Police Service to quickly apply the appropriate law on Mr. Kaliopa and his accomplices as suspects of criminal acts,” reads part of the statement.
MCP youth have made their way into police training schools in Mtakataka and Kanjedza since the Tonse Alliance was ushered into government in the court sanctioned Fresh Presidential Elections held in June, 2020.