Illovo Sugar Malawi says enhanced peace and tranquility as well as crime free society facilitates a thriving business environment for improved economic growth.
Illovo Dwangwa General Manager Jerry Ndhlovu made the remarks at Nkhunga police station at Dwangwa in Nkhotakota when his company donated assorted community policing equipment worth K6 Million to Community Policing Forums (CPFs) around Dwangwa area.
The items include 16 bicycles for 8 CPFs, 162 gum boots, 162 reflective vests, 16 rechargable torches and 162 whistles.
“We hope this will make the efforts of all those fighting crime easier,” said Ndhlovu.
He adds that since 2018
the company has registered a significant reduction in crime especially oportunistic crimes involving theft of cement, paint and diesel.
Illovo Dwangwa is said to have been registering between 100 to 150 cases of theft per month but with the partnership with Police structures, the cases have dropped to between 20 to 25.
Officer In Charge for Nkhunga police station Charles Nsitu said Illovo Sugar Malawi has been very supportive in efforts to promote safety and security in Dwangwa citing the construction of Nkhunga police station as one of the milestones.
Senior chief Kanyenda of the area has hailed the initiative by Illovo sugar Malawi to empower the community in enhancing issues of security saying the Police can not be visible in all parts of the community but local community policing structures take such responsibility.
According to Nkhotakota District Council Officials, Illovo Sugar Malawi is also implementing projects in the health, education and agriculture sectors among others to the tune of K80 Million.