Parliament should approve dismissals of IG, Malawi army general – Uladi

Uladi Mussa, an MP for Salima south constituency has asked government to bring forward amendment bill to allow public officers dismissal by President be approved by parliament as is the case with their appointments.

Uladi Mussa: Dismissals should be approved by parliament

Uladi Mussa: Dismissals should be approved by parliament

Mussa , who is also leader of former ruling Peoples Party (PP) in the House, said when he was commenting on the appointment of new Inspector General of Police, Lexten Kachama.

“I want to point out that this House should not only be confirming the nomination of the candidature of these personalities but the dismissals [as well],” said Mussa.

He said public positions should be politically independent and that they should only be at the mercy of parliament in terms of their sack and not the appointing authority.

Mussa asked Minister of Justice to “bring amendment to some sections of the laws” guiding the dismissal of Auditor General, Chief Justice and Commander of Malawi Defence Force.

MP for Lilongwe North East Maxwel Thyolera contributing to the motion to approve new police chief, said oppositon Malawi Congress Party is “concerned “that as Malawi Police Service is going through reforms, “the top leadership is being removed now and again.”

He said: “There is no stability on the post of Inspector General. And in any institution where there is no stability in leadership the reforms cannot be carried out.”

Kachama was unanimously approved.

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33 thoughts on “Parliament should approve dismissals of IG, Malawi army general – Uladi”

  1. Bristol says:

    The proposal of the Hon MP is important and needs to be followed to bring in sanity. Why should Parliament only approve the appointed officer and not when he is dismissed? Mind you, they only assume the position with two thirds majority votes to show that it is an important position.

  2. Kadakwiza says:

    I would like to wish our Inspector General of Police good luck. Malawi need you Mr. Kachama to bring safe and security in our beautiful Malawi. What I was waiting from Hon. Uladi Musa is that in Malawi we need to seperate these Ministries, home affairs and police. Though our President favours sized cabinate, I was expecting to have Ministry of Home Affairs dealing only with immigration and also Ministry of Safe and Security dealing only with police. This is what our mps should debate about.

  3. Female soldier says:

    Uladi exposing his most expensive ignorance on the matters of state

  4. Mfulatuvi says:

    Mbutuma mbuzi ya mano kunsi. Miyezi isanu ndi itatu yapitayi unali mmboma la mahule lija ngati nduna ya home affairs, a police onse anali pansi pa unduna wako,bwanji sunapeleke mfundo imeneyi?

  5. amchenga says:

    Kumeneko nde kuganiza man.this house shoud not be having limited powers!There are positions we need not to change because of politics.Commander kumachotsedwa opanda malamulo bolaninso wantchito wa mnyumba zoona!

  6. amchenga says:

    Kumeneko nde kuganiza man.this house shoud not be having limited power!There are positions we need not to change because of politics.Commander kumachotsedwa opanda malamulo bolaninso wantchito wa mnyumba zoona!

  7. Malapwalapwa says:

    chenjatu golo uwone uthele pompo chifukwatu ndiwe wamiseche,palibe angakulandire

  8. mjiba says:

    haha uladi mussa of the la illaha lailala fame pp inatuluka muboma siyingabwelerenso ndi mfundo zopusa bwanji siunkawauza a mako aja ali pulezidenti

  9. This is a disease in Malawi,when you hold e certain position you keep quite yet you see things which might be changed.And when you are changed or demoted you now start to talk about those changes.Stupid behaviour of weak minded individuals.

  10. Mfundo ya bwino,koma yotayitsa nthawi.

  11. petrart says:

    tanx uladi but u would done muli nduna

  12. Mwana wapa Nthalire says:

    Mussa U are now thinking like a man of integrity. Where was the brilliant ideas all this while.

  13. Sally G says:

    I don’t agree at all especially with regard to police and army. The president should be able to dismiss if it is imposing to work with the office bearer. What would happen if the army general becomes too political and afflicted with an opposition party. How cud then the president work with such an individual?

  14. BWANA ULADI MUSSA MWA KUMBUKA LERO, KUYAMBIRA, MCP, UDF, DPP, PP TO-DAY DDP, KUMANGO ONA BASI, SECURITY TO THE PRESIDENT IS NEEDED.

  15. cash gate says:

    bwana uladi mukunena zowona, zikuoneka kuti mukutayadi nthawi pa nchito yanu, zizikhaladi choncho.

  16. Zanga Phee! says:

    Sir Mussa that’s brilliant keep it up this is a sensitive position, it should have other conditions attached especially party changes in ruling the government. But certainly there are reasons attached when electing such post mostly saving officials in other avenues,See my name.

  17. Swiswiri Mbewa says:

    True. It should not be okay in consulting parliament when hiring but ignore it when sacking. Good move Uladi aka Change Goal.

  18. mfumusinyasa says:

    People who care to see have seen Kachama toil in class alongside his son. And he was one of the bright students at shareworld. Which diploma mill are you talking about. Mukakolope nyanja madala

  19. Current Affairs says:

    When JB disliked IG Dzonzi’s cleanliness, she simply left him aside and worked directly with deputy IG Bophani. Parliamentary approval on dismissals, as propsed, would not be effective.

  20. KING SOLOMONS PALACEON says:

    I,KING SOLOMON SC.BY VIRTUE OFDE …VESTED IN ME HEREBY DECLARE DAT KIKIKIKIKI (i sound like SC.MBENDE) FACT IS POLICE/ARMY CHIEFS R ALWAYS POLITICAL WHO CAN DENY DAT.THESE ARE SECURITY POSITIONS AND NO ONE CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS AT ONE TIME.LOYALTY IN THESE POSITIONS IS NOT TRANSFERABLE.THESE R LOYALTY POSITIONS. MY SUGESTION IS THESE POSITIONS BE ON FIVE YEAR TERM CONTRACT ANY CONTINUATION TO SECOND TERM BE SUBJECT TO PARLIAMENT APROVAL.HOW ABOUT THAT.HOWEVER,EACH NEW GOVT ADMIN WUD WORK WELL WITH PPLE OF LOYALTY TO PARTY IN THESE STRATEGIC POSITIONS.IN THE FIVE YEAR TERM THERE SHOULD BE CLAUSE DAT CONTINUATION WITHIN THE FIVE YEAR TERM IS SUBJECT TO PARLIAMENT APRAISAL i.e POOR PERFORMANCE MAY FORCE PARLIAMENT TO TERMINATE CONTRACT B4 FIVE YEAR TERM LAPSES.OF COURSE THERE MUST BE A DISPLINARY HEARING SET UP BY PARLIAMENT TO AVOID UNFAIR DISMISALS.PARLIAMENTALIANS MUST LEARN TO DEBATE THESE MATTERS AND NOT JUST SAY YES OR NO TO ULADI MUSAS’S SUGETION.SORY MY COFFEE IS GETIN COOL I SIGN OFF.

  21. Marimar says:

    Uladi anali minister of internal security chaka chatha chomwechi. Bwanji sanabwerese bill imeneyi. Nzeru zabwera chifukwa alipo ndi anzawo. Njiru basi.

  22. Mkwaso says:

    So, Parliament should control everything? That’s not on, lets respect the executive powers and the prerogatives of the president. Afterall our model of government is presidential and not, I repeat, not parliamentary democracy. Lets not be hypocrites coz we are not in government.

  23. he we go again says:

    yes thats very true, you cannot approve someone on a position and yet you dont have mandate on his/her dismisal, what a shame, these ppo need to be job secured. Yes amendiment should be made

  24. Malosa Girl says:

    Some people may hate Mussa but there is much sense in what he is saying. Screening certificates is not the duty of Parliament.

  25. Uladi in presidency resdence shambles. mmmmh !!

  26. wafederation says:

    If a person is approved by Parliament for appointment like in the case of the IG who was voted for by all the Parliamentarians, he should also b voted out by the same Parliament after the Government convinces them for the reason of the dismissal. The MDF Commander cannot b dismissed by Parliament bcoz his appointment is not subjected to Parliament approval! The other appointments u have mentioned can b referred back to PAC to authenticate the dismissal. I would suggest that the mandate of the Defence Council should b strengthened so that they should b able to submit names of eligible candidates to the Commander in Chief for appointment of the Commander and not the way it is done now where the President just appoints any candidate of his choice! It has always been a tradition in the MDF that the Commander submits a name of the Deputy Defence Commander for approval by the Defence Council and then the President! But now the President appoints both the Commander and his Deputy! This started during the Multiparty period and there has been friction between the Commander his deputy!

  27. Dismissal by vote of politicians?

    1. Chemtukanika says:

      Ya,as appoimtment is by vote of politicians too

  28. ludicrous says:

    It has been revealed that kachama’s degrees are from a diploma mill the irony of it all, now why did they reject that other guy on an academic grounds when they don’t even have the capacity to screen the authenticity of degrees. Bulutu of mps

    1. sukutumpwelembwe says:

      @ LUDICROUS
      I DONT REMEMBER PARLIAMENT REJECTING BAMBO AKO OR THE PERSON YOU ADDRESS AS THE ” THE GUY ” , BUT WHAT I RECALL IS ” THE OTHER GUY ‘S RESIGNATION BEFORE PARLIAMENT ‘S APPROVAL.
      BY THE WAY WHICH CDSS PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL DID YOU GO TO ? YOU SEEM TO BE A DULL PERSON. NDATA INE , ACHIMWENE A BAMBO WAKO ***

  29. MCP GVT says:

    That’s true. Ppo in appointment positions r always not job secured bcoz they can b kirked off anytime without anyone defending them. Let parliament approve in both occassions.

  30. Achimidzimidzi says:

    I do agree with Mr Mussa. Parliament should also be involved when dismissing these people.

  31. Nkhombokombo says:

    A bwana Mussa akamba mfundo yogwiradi. Kapena udindo wa IG ma serving officers adzichita apply through the PACommittee asati zomatsankhanazi. Panopa zinthuzi zakhala ngati kontirakiti ya term ya Presido.

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