NBS Bank Plc has given Limbe Police a Network Video Recorder to support the security initiative which the station is building as a way of reducing crimes in the township.
Earlier this year, Limbe Police started the initiative which involves mounting surveillance cameras in crime hotspot areas to help track down the assailants.
Speaking during the handover ceremony of the gadget at the station on Thursday, NBS Bank Service Centre Manager for Ginnery Corner, Andrew Kambalame said the gesture is a continuation of their long-working relationship with the Malawi Police.
“As a Bank we have a number of our customers here in Limbe who would want to feel secure. One of our commitments that we make to our customers is to find ways of safeguarding their funds and we believe that this project will also benefit us as a Bank as well as our customers to ensure that they are able to move and do business freely in Limbe. So, we are happy to donate this CCTV DVR which will support the CCTV system that they are implementing within the Limbe area,” said Kambalame.
Limbe Police Officer-In-Charge, who is also Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gladson Chipumphula commended NBS Bank for the support, saying they have proved to be reliable partners in the exercise.
“We are about to roll out the initiative with only a few things remaining. The gadget that NBS Bank has donated is one of the most useful gadgets as it helps to record the videos. We are therefore grateful to NBS Bank for the support which will go a long way in ensuring the township is secured, thereby creating a safe business environment.”
“We decided to go the technology route in dealing with crime considering that things are changing every day and therefore we also needed to do away with the traditional way of fighting crime,” he said.
Station Executive Committee (SEC) treasurer, Abdul Hamid Khan also hailed NBS Bank saying Limbe Township is a business hub for all districts in the Southern Region and therefore needs enough security.
Recently, NBS Bank also supported Malawi Police Training Schools with mattresses for new trainees.