By: Greshum Chikoti M – The Conqueror
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is the most deadly pandemic, currently being
experienced by the whole planet Earth, especially in the human category.
Looking at how the government is reacting in the civil service, by giving what is
called RISK ALLOWANCE, is really impressive. Bravo to the Malawi government
My main focus is on the Ministry of Homeland Security, that mothers police, prison
and immigration services.
Two of her childrens (immigration and prison) are getting the allowances. All of these
departments are within Civil Service Industry.
Police officers are not exceptional to novel Corona virus.
Police officers face risk of getting this deadly COVID-19 due to direct interaction
with various people on daily basis, according to nature of their profession.
Like their comrades from prison and immigration, police directly work with inmates.
For example, convicts answering other charges frequently transfer to and from prisons
to face trials.
Those on remand does the same as well.These two examples clearly tell,
police officers need COVID-19 risk allowances as well.
I humbly request the responsible ministry to look at this matter with urgency. Our
officers deserve protection, motivation and all other good packages to enable them
being best performers during this period, which the COVID-19 is claiming lives.
If my memory serves me well, the Malawi Police Service has lost several officers due
to Covid-19, may their souls rest in peace. And may our Creator continue wiping tears
of their bereaved families, till they meet again in God’s /Allah’s glory.
Mr. Minister of Homeland Security, again I direct my humble request to you, please
consider, motivate and support our police officers during this COVID-19 period and
give them access to risk allowances. They also deserve this package.
Their performance might be reduced in fear of contracting the deadly COVID-19.
their fear disappear and boost their performance, moral and all other activities they are
entitled of doing.
Until next time, I rest my case.