Malawi immigration officers warned against corruption

The newly appointed acting Chief Immigration Officer Chrispine Sibande Banda on Wednesday  issued a stern warning to immigration officers against engaging in corrupt practices because it frustrated Government’s efforts at improving the country’s economy.

Sibande speaking to Immigration officiers

Sibande speaking to Immigration officiers


Banda said this when he was addressing immigration members of staff in the central region at the meeting which took place in the capital Lilongwe.

He  noted with great concern that some officers openly indulge themselves in corruption malpractice.

“These officers are the ones who tarnish the image of the department,” said Banda.

He  warned that he will not take kindly to those  practising corruption.

“ I am urging officers to examine themselves in terms of corruption in the rank and file of the department by,” he said.

Banda reminded members of staff that the department will follow all guidelines as enshrined in its  Anti Corruption Policy which came to effect in 2013.

In an interview with Nyasa Times, Banda said the department with work tirelessly to flash  out undesirable immigrants.

“It’s true we have a lot of illegal immigrants in the country we will flush them out. However, the challenge that we are facing now is the mobility,“ Said Banda.

On shortage of passport books, Banda said he is happy that Treasury has released some finances to rectify the problem.

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Magede si wandale

chilima already spoke that reforms will still be hampered as far as there is a dog called politics …inu anthu mukuwapatsa salary not exceeding price ya passport incentives…how can u retard corruption …and the anti-corruption policy shall be news forever….Maudindo mumapasirana…kukhalisa how can a JC holder chidwala being said contribute to the advancement of the department…let alone u have chaps in the same office who have Msc and pursuing further studies …The likes of Fletcher n Julius wake up …from slumber or else we will be singing the same song till 2050


Colleagues let’s be serious with this politics if fletcher is chief today that’s his exit, mind you he only served 12yrs

concerned malawian

Alfred ar u saying amayankhula pa central region why sparing the JC holder Mr.Chidwala who is behind the 34 Ethiopian’s arrested and pockets from one chief Ethiopian Symon 300 000 a month for this syndicate….l hate lies anthuwa comes to my office to collect money….I know one man by the name Gwalaz…Kachingwe and Thamando who comes to collects huge lumps of money from shops whose owners are illegally staying…..ndukufunani tu!!!


Abwana pamwambapa do you feel Mr.Sibande can deal with what You are saying there?
1.I feel Your ministry is responsible not You.
2.What post wea you recruited for? I hear it’s immigration assistant grade M…then follow the ranks bwino bwino.
3.The whole system is corrupt


@musisipala, you have no idea what you are talking about. Do you know how much those people have change this country???????


To “Chingamtilo” pls fight for the Grade not the allowance. When you get the PO grade everything follows!


You r most welcome,be free as u are watching ETV on E.SHOW US UR BEST AS U SAID.


Welcome Mr Sibande and sweep the Dept by removing foreign grocery traders who are all the country out numbering malawians. Do something at this time. We will confirm you as full chief

concerned citizen

Thats being racist u shud think b4 u put a comment my broder

I find his meeting very interesting and important ..but my questions to the so called acting chief immigration officer are 1.what plans do you have for those graduats which the government is paying asarary of aPO but you are failing to give them their ranks? 2. Mr sibande have you stopped being greedy..which is manufasted by paralysis of the human resource department in you organization? 3.why should agraduate who is recognised by the civil service be forced to signs 6000 as an allowance when you sibande knows that agraduate is aPO therefore he is suposed to sign 15000 as an… Read more »

Chrispin Sibanda Banda not Sibande. The man is not from Thyolo but Chisemphere in Kasungu north.


Asibande tumiza ofufuza pa Dedza ndi mwanza akaone mmene amalawi ochokera ku joni amabeledwera ndalama oh its pity with our so called immigration officers they are reaping us a lot. Don’t take my writtings for granted. Bwana sibande there more truth in it .

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