Malawi Immigration collects K3.5bn revenue in 2014

Malawi Immigration Department says in the year 2014 the department has collected revenues of close to K3.5 billion, a figure it says it’s not far from the revenues the department collected in 2013.

Chief Immigration Officer Hudson Mankhwala:  Collected K3.5 billion

Chief Immigration Officer Hudson Mankhwala: Collected K3.5 billion

Chief Immigration Officer Hudson Mankhwala said this in Blantyre on Saturday night during the end of year party the department organized for its staff.

Mankhwala said the year just ending was fruitful to the department thanks to the government’s support it has been rendering to the department.

“I can happily say here that the year 2014 was very fruitful to immigration department since we have managed to achieve what we were expected to do.

“The department collected K3.5 billion through its services it offers to the public. However we are discussing with government to give additional funding to our department as doing so could also raise the revenue in the coming year.

“Immigration as a department receives K873 million per year but it seems the funding is not fully catering for our needs in a whole year. Approximately our department needs K1.3 billion to work well in a year,” said Mankhwala.

Mankhwala added that while the department has registered some successes, there are also challenges the department faced in the just ending year.

He said the challenges include continued manual operations in other immigration services like permits, visas and other services.

The Chief Immigration officer further cited lack of adequate funding, inadequate housing for officers and lack of adequate operational vehicles as other challenges.

Mankhwala then said in the forthcoming year, the department is planning to recruit 500 additional officers and in the next three years to come the department is planning to recruit 1500 officers.

On the reforms being taken by government, Mankhwala said it has helped the department a lot by among others opening passport processing in Lilongwe and next year the department is expected to open another passport printing office in Mzuzu.

The Chief Immigration officer has since urged officers to continue working hard in order to achieve government goals.

During the Christmas end of year party, the department honoured some of its 2014 retired officers.

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woyera MW

Mr Medicine, u need extra money yet tava kuti ma Travel Allowance mumangodya nonkha where is ACB

Mr Mankhwala, I would personally say the country needs to remove you from that post because you don’t seem to know what’s happening in the boarder posts,in immigration offices. Malawian immigration officers are very corrupt, the poor people are made to part with their hard earned money just to get documents which they are entitled to. Your office need to look and dig out all those officials collecting money from all these business people traveling between Malawi and South Africa, imagine if all that money was collected as government revenues, we would be saying the immigration collected K5 billion, K3.5… Read more »

I think Dr Medicine ur out of ur mind the country doesn’t need more officers mwachuluka and it’s true some officers they just sit idle and u need to be fired

Harris Batson

ZOsaveka mungo ulula songa zandalama pamene zambili mwatholela m’thumba zopusazo muzinamiza ana osayamwa. Ngati kuli chiphuphu chadzaoneni ndiye ndi ku immigration mudzaonekela.

khenzo wa mangochi

mr cio u have said alot ur office s full of corruption n bribery so now u r telling the nations that ur department has improved,in which area?


Why employ additional 500 when other members of staffs at Zomba office stay idle ,eat mmemo at 10:00 am .Why not utilize the idle members of staff first .You need to consult Saulosi Chilima who what to fire some principal secretaries first before you employ additional staff.


You said one of the challenges is officers accommodation and you you want to recruit 500 officers, my question is how are you going to accommodate them? Azikhalanso mmakuka ngati enawa? Sizikhala bwino kuon officer wavala full uniform akutuluka Mmbayani uyo pa stage kukakwera minibus. Yambani Kaye mwasamala ma officer muli nawo musanaganize zolemba Ena bwana..


The raise for passport fee has reduced demand and therefore this has resulted into less fees collected in the last 3 months of the year and the years to come

The Patriot

Mzuzu needs a Passport printing office indeed! Lija ndikale a nganya akumavutika kupita pa LL kukapangitsa Passport!


Morons! Just giving passports to foreigners

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