By Edwin Mbewe
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Old Mutual Malawi Life Assurance Company (OMMLAC) has donated money amounting to MK2.5 million to the Malawi Police Service.
The donation is twofold as MK1 million will help Malawi Police Service to send Athletes to SARPCCO games slated for Tanzania in September.
The other MK1.5 million will be used to purchase 10,000 litres water tank at Mtakataka Police Training College in Dedza district.
In his remarks OMMLAC Managing Director, Roy Punungwe said the company thought it wise to assist the institution after being approached for SARPCCO games and Water tank.
“The first chunk is in support in their planned trip to Tanzania where they are expected to participate in SARPCCO games while second chunk is the highlighted need on Water tank in Mtakataka Police College hence providing the donation so that they purchase the 10,000 litre tank.
“I think with this support the athletes will do better in the tournament as they will be motivated bearing in mind that they have partners who are behind them. We are ready to assist whenever we are approached as Old Mutual”, explains Punungwe.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony which took place at National Police Headquarters Officers Mess in area 30 on Tuesday, Dennis Chipao Malawi Police Commissioner PPM responsible for Human Resource Management, hailed OMMLAC for the timely gesture, saying the donation will play a great role in preparation for the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) games and for the much needed water tank at Mtakataka.
“As Malawi Police Service we are very appreciative and grateful to Old Mutual for the timely intervention. The donation will help our athletes in preparation of the tournament in Tanzania, accommodation and transport among others.
“With this support, we anticipate them to perform better and bring medals to Malawi. However, sports also keep the cops fit and good health, including sharing new ideas with fellow Police Officers from SADC.
“The other amount which will go to our training institution Mtakataka,will play huge role in purchasing a 10,000 litre water tank that will help to improve the welfare of our recruits and other staff based there. Let me appeal to other stakeholders and well wishers to emulate this gesture since we have big projects to implement which we can not manage on our own”, Chipao said.
Director of Sport in the Malawi Police Service Audlow Makonyola highlighted that the preparations are going on well and at advanced stage.
He added they will have second camping starting from 15th July expected to end on 28th,2022 with the final camp anticipated from 15th August to 29th which will be the departure day for the Malawi team to Dar -es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Blue Eagles Football Club which represented Malawi Police Service won 2015 football tournament which took place in Eswatini formerly known as Swaziland under head coach Derklerk Nsakakuona.
About 150 athletes in different sports codes football, netball, women’s football, darts, chess among others are expected to travel to Tanzania.