Minister Mhango wants Uladi to face ‘criminal negliegence’ rap over citizenship racket: PP leader says ‘politically motivated’ move

People’s Party (PP) leader in parliament and party’s acting president Uladi Mussa  should  “face the law” for illegally approving citizenships of hundreds of Rwandese, Burundi nationals, the Home Affairs and Internal Security minister Jappie Mhango has said.

Jappie Mhango: Its criminal negligence

Jappie Mhango: Its criminal negligence

Uladi : Cooked up case

Uladi : Cooked up case

Mhango  accused Mussa of “criminal negliegence” when he served as Home Affairs Minister during the Joyce Banda administration.

He said the PP leader should be quizzed in the matter and that a due process of the law should take place.

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has since commenced investigations against Mussa after reports indicate that  a Burundian, Hakizimana Egide, applied for his citizenship and that of other four family members in September 2013, and paid K2.5 million for Mussa to grant them citizenship.

Egide applications were approved just within a month.

Mussa was earlier on exposed by a Rwandese, Eric Banyana, who instead of applying for citizenship for only his wife and children ended up adding six more people on the application.

But  Mussa feign ignorance of the issue, arguing the government wants to “cook up” cases against him for political vendetta.

“This DPP government does not want opposition, so any leader or critic of the administration will face persecution either through trumped up charges or even elimination,” said Mussa.

Mussa said while he was a minister, he never approved anything without  the controlling officer.

The influx of Rwanda and Burundi nationals in the country’s major cities and trading centres has persistently worried locals who wonder why and how these foreigners acquire citizenship, land and business permits without following procedures.

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5 thoughts on “Minister Mhango wants Uladi to face ‘criminal negliegence’ rap over citizenship racket: PP leader says ‘politically motivated’ move”

  1. [email protected] says:

    All those involved in the racket must be brought to book. You guys are selling Malawi to foreigners. It is a security risk. In fact, we need a huge operation to flush out illegal immigrants. South African government conduct these operations every day and send hundreds illegal immigrants every week Malawians included.

  2. Cosmas Gogoda Chisale Phiri says:

    Mr. Happier Mhango if Uladi is guilty let him face the arm of the law rather than convincing us that Uladi is guilty before being proven innocent. Learn to separate the three arms of government. You belong yo the Executive and not judiciary.

  3. Zoona says:

    Why did the Chief Immigration Officer not object in writing if Uladi had erred? How did the file move from Immigration HQs to the Ministry and who made the recommendation to the Minister? If the Burundian paid why did Immigration accept the money knowing the Minister’s decision was irregular. We need a flow precess chart of the whole process for us to understend how any Minister can successfully circumvent the rules without the active participation of the Chief Immigration Officer. My source has told me that even those who satisfied the rules and paid for their family members have in their files without their knowledge unknown people inserted as having applied and granted citizenship. In one serious case DPP senior party people obtained citizenship for Burundians and Rwandese. There is too much rot at Immigration.

    1. SiZoona says:

      It is not enough to just say top DPP, Mussa has been named. name your top DPP people.

    2. kkilembe says:

      The i in Malawi for 10 years before even thinking of citizenship. How could these people get their applicssue of controlling officers exists on paper only. If you want a salary, then you have to obey what your minister says. Boma ndi lanthu, so they would say literally. I have been there. I have seen it. The problem is that when these pliticians become ministers, they dont listen to controlling officers.
      But even then, it requres one to be resident resident in malawi for 10 years to be considered for citizenship. How could they do it in one month?

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