Malawi government has said it will increase its border posts as way of curbing illegal immigrants and to increase more revenue for the cash strapped Malawi.
Minister of Lands and Housing Atupele Muluzi said this in parliament when he stood in for minister of Home Affairs Jappie Mhango who was reportedly out for a funeral.
“The government has provided money for the feasibility study of the additional border posts,” said Muluzi.
The government has allocated K250 million for the feasibility study.
Muluzi could not however say where the additional border posts will be.
Currently, Malawi has Marka in Nsanje, Limbuli in Mulanje, Mwanza, Ntcheu, Dedza, Mchinji and Karonga among others.
The legislators also expressed concern that the Immigration Department has been told to collect K6.9 billion yet they have been given K1 billion.
The MPs also asked the government to allow the department retain a percentage of the money the department collects to make it more effective and efficient.
Muluzi said the ministry of Home Affairs and the department are discussing with the ministry of Finance over the retention fee.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :