Malawi army recruitment scam, MDF warns

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has asked members of the general public to be vigilant against some unscrupulous individuals, who are reportedly posing as MDF soldiers and collecting money from job seekers on the pretext that they would be recruited as soldiers.

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kakhuta-Banda: Warns

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kakhuta-Banda: Warns

MDF’s public information officer Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kakhuta-Banda said the military has not embarked on any recruitment exercise.

Banda said “some heartless and unscrupulous fraudsters” posing as MDF officers are duping the general public of money by claiming that they are recruiting soldiers.

“In some instances victims have been contacted via phones by people purporting as MDF officers. In this regard, we are urging all Malawians seeking employment into the service to disregard money-for-job offers by any individual,” the military spokesman said.

MDF has not sanctioned any recruitment process within the country, according to Kakhuta Banda.

“ MDF further informs the public and job seekers that recruitment matters are advertised in the media and under no circumstances will MDF accept any form of payment for employment,” he added.

In an interview, Kakhuta said the MDF has received complaints from victims across the country but that no arrests have so far been made by the police or the MDF.

“We are working hand-in-hand with the Malawi Police to track the culprits but meanwhile, we are appealing to members of the general public to report those involved in such act to nearby MDF installations or police stations. Once these people are caught, the long arm of the law will take its course,” he warned.

Deputy national police spokesperson Mable Nsefula said Police are doing everything possible to see that such bad eggs in the society are brought to face the wrath of the law.

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Bambo ngati anali ku Army banja lonse limathera ku army chomwecho ndi kupolisi.Umadabwa tina tatifupi ngati ndondocha tili ku army ndi ku polisi.Tinalowa bwanji timeneti?Katangale basi.Merit imavutirapo kuti zinthu zambiri ku Malawi.No wonder output ya zinthu zambiri imakhala substandard.

wellie
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The problem is that MDF is the one in the fore front promoting shortcutd when recruiting soldiers the army is full of officers children for an ordinally person’s son or daughter to be recruited is not easy unless u are well connected to the high ranking officers so osamatipepeletsa apa

UKUDZULA ANTHU OIPA MTIMA
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NDI BWINO KU MALEMBA NKHANI ZO THANDIZA KU MTUNDU WA AMALAWI

muhawi
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The bribery behavior that take place during recruitment has led to this. these are the very same officers that are used to doing this that are hungry for money

Msogoleli Mlomwe
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Bvuto timasogaza mitengo kusiya mulungu ask msogoleli mlomwe pa nambala iyi………… ndikuuzeni za mankwala a ntchito.

Awali mustafa
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Mwayi kuti kuno kulibe nkhondo bwenzi ena mtundu wakwawo onse utatha nsankho basi muzaziona dikirani

McSpiceKay
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i cn’t w8 4 intek 2 b held!

Mapuyamurupare
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Mbola zenizeni. Something fishy within the army (MDF). Side effects of Cashgate at work now. Ngati army ikulephera kuwagwira anthu amenewa ndiyekuti chitetezo palibe pa Malawi. With a very good army tikamva kuti uje ndi uje agwidwa. Army is getting paid for NOTHING. No intelligence I guess. A Community Police ife tikhoza kuwagwira akubawo. Tikadagwiritsa nchito anthu amene alipira ndalama kuti alembedwewo popeza amene walandira ndalama. Apasilana kuti ndalamazo? Nthawi yanji? Alembana nchito kuti ndipo liti? Popeleka ndalama mboni idali ndani? Komanso opeleka ndalamayo amangidwe / akalowe chifukwa ndiwa corruption / ziphuphu. Ngati amaimbirana ma foni amagiritsa ntchito number yanji… Read more »
Paul Yorkey Longwe
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Gvt must b transparent & equal interms of job opportunity not discriminating their tribes thus y many pple r indulgung in theifting

Nowa
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First mangani odandaulayo.

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