Lilongwe based business man by the name of Ghassan Bakri (Owner of Santa plaza shop in Lilongwe ),on Monday gave 300 Face shields, 500 face masks and 200 bottles of hand sanitisers to the Airport Police Branch at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.
Speaking after donation, Ghassan Bakri said he felt sorry to learn that Police at the Airport are always the first contacts therefore a need to protect them.
“I am always worried to see our Police officers exposed, this is not my first time to donate hence my decision to come and help our all Officers working in the Airports,” he said.
He said “passing through the terminal building of Kamuzu International Airport and meet Police Officers, I noticed that most of them (Police Officers) were not fully protected,”
“Now that the Airport has been re-openned for the passenger flights,we want to help Police Officers in our airports as they can’t afford buying these personal protective equipments for themselves and that the government alone can not do it all”.
On his part the Director of Airport Police Securities Mr. Charles Kanzingeni (Assistant Commissioner of Police ) said Airport Police officers are always dedicated to their work of aviation security but are too much exposed to the pandemic hence a need for more help and asked other well – wishers to emulate good gesture by Santa plaza who has wilfully considered the safety of us in the Airports.
The donation to the Airport is as a result of good friendship which exists between Ghassan and one of the Airport Police officer (Inspector Kondwani Ng’oma) who convinced the businessman to help the Airport Police officers .
This donation will cover all Airport Police officers across the country.
The Kamuzu International Airport was re-openned for passenger flights on 1st September, 2020 after staying idol for about 4 months.