Malawi processing recall of over 50 diplomatic staff

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is in the process of recalling over 50 diplomatic staff.

George Chaponda:  Foreign Affairs Minister

George Chaponda: Foreign Affairs Minister

This, according to a press statement from the ministry is one way of trimming and rationalizing the numbers of staff in the country’s missions abroad thereby leaving a sizable number to concentrate on development diplomacy with focus on trade investment, tourism and resource mobilization.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wishes to inform the general public that at the moment it is effecting recalls of over fifty (50) diplomatic staff and this is accumulation of recalls that date as back as 2010,” reads part for the statement.

It further explains, “There has been a slow pace in effecting the recalls due to financial constraints exacerbated by the “cash gate” scandal and the suspension of donor budgetary support.”

The Ministry, however, clarifies that recalls from foreign diplomatic service is a normal and continuous process such that everyone who gets posted to serve the country at one of its mission abroad is excepted to return home some day.

“Ideally, a tour of duty is three years with a possibility of renewal, but exigencies of services may also necessitate recall at any point in time during the tour,” the statement explains.

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disgruntled
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You would be foolish to think the postings will be on merit and not nepotism. Some of us have slaved hard at foreign affairs hoping for a posting. In comes back DPP and reputed car thieves such as Symon Vuwa Kaunda jnr are now in line to be deputy ambassador to South Africa. The same country where he steals cars from. SHAMEFUL. Please Minister Chaponda explain this. I joined the government. Not the PP or DPP so why should I be victimized.

Mbolo
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Yambisani nkhondo basi… koma munya simuunati.

Malawiana
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So it means donor money was being used to effect recall of diplomats?

machinga
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Tikufuna opita ku embassy akhale from the foreign affairs osangotolani ku zipani ayi ngati a tcheya mpakana ma young democrats anawatumiza ku embassy kkkkkkkk mavuto

Uthenga
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Zonse ndamva koma a Chikwemba anapita ku embassy kukatani ndipo anapita bwanji

galu Wa Galu
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KOMA ATUMBUKA MULI NDI DVUTO. MWADZADZA M;MA NGO AKUDANDULA NDANI. THIS IS WHAT WE CALL “PARADYME SHIFT. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE IS A WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY.

Mbuchindele
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Kodi ku ma NYASA sasungila mfuti?

sipho
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abale- if u didn’t vote for the guy- how can you expect him to put you in embassies?? how stupid is that?? How many Republicans did Obama put in embassies?? how many Democrats did George Bush in embassies?? u put those that are close to you in embassies to project your message not enemies?? jeeeez?? how stupid are these northeners?? there is no competence required to be in an embassy.loyalty-basi!! and a bit of English, a good suit, tolerance for alcohol and loving to eat free food. i rest my case.

MADALA
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KAYA ZANU IZO !!!

Kholowamkabundula
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What about Immigration Team in various Embassies kodi mumawapatsa 30 years

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