Senior cop Medi tipped to head Malawi Immigration Dept

Deputy Commissioner of Police Masauko Medi is tipped to be appointed new Chief Immigration Officer, a top government source said, adding that Immigration officers are not amused with the choice.

Medi: Tipped to be Chief Immigration Officer

Medi: Tipped to be Chief Immigration Officer

Medi would replace Dr Hadson Mankhwala who was booted out and assigned to the Ministry of Home affairs as technical advisor responsible for refugees.

Medi is being favoured ahead of acting Immigration chief Chrispine Sibande Banda.

“At first Office of President and Cabinet (OPC) wrote Sibande an appointment letter but Minister of Home Affairs Paul Chibingu and Peter Mkhitho (State House chief of staff) are the ones who have influenced the change favouring Medi,” said the source.

Medi is said to be a close ally of Mukhito, who was once Police chief.

The new immigration chief will have a task of ending shortage of consumables which has paralyzed the Immigration Department as it has reduced the number of passports it is printing to 4 passports from 700 per day.

The reduction comes at a time the department increased passport application fees from K15 100 to K48 500.

 

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46 thoughts on “Senior cop Medi tipped to head Malawi Immigration Dept”

  1. Bambala says:

    I know Mr medi as an able man who can stand out to the challenge at the immigration. to you guys who don’t know the procedures of appointments, I feel like its good not to comment.

  2. Wakuchindikika says:

    Nde kuti ku Immigration kuli Madeya eti? Kkkkkkkkkk Musova anyway Police ndi Immigration onse amapita ku PTS ndi amodzi anthuwa..Sazikakondera a kwawo coz I don’t think kuli anthu a ku Nkhotakota ku immigration paja anthu aku KK kukhalira kupha nsomba basi xool mayazi

  3. titus Scoti says:

    Munthu uyu ngoyenerera kukhala CIO. At the end of the day onse ndi a police. He has all the qualifications, so what’s the fuss? Abwana wishing you the very best. Mtima m’malo. Just grow up mukasiye zachibwana komanso kachepetseni mowa. All the best!

  4. Sibande yemweyo kuti wawawa!!! Sizanu za a Medizo chifukwa a Medi ali ku Police sadziwa za immigration koma za operations.
    2. Medi is junior kodi akalamula bwanji anamalamba achina Sibande omwe ndi ma commissioners!!

  5. Mzaliwa says:

    Welcome to the department of immigration KAKA, nafe a KotaKota tilamulire zimenezi

  6. oky, but is the appointment due to quality or bcz he’s ally to one of the big fishes??. well done just make sure everything is in position… for betterment of Malawi.

  7. Mwenecho says:

    masauko adzakumenyani makofi sachedwa ndeu ndi ma officer anzache

  8. Abiti Fwe Fwe Fwe says:

    Pokhapa ndiyamikile, mwachita bwino bwana Mukhitho pobwelesa wa polisi ameneyo. Anjate anyamata onse mkatimo amene amatidyela tindalama tathu tovutikila ndi corruption yawoyo. Nonse mkuti fwe fwe fwe mumadya nawo corruption. Afterall kuphunzila system yapa malo cant take someone a decade, adziwa mmene mumatulusila mapassport amwenye kusiya a anthu osaukafe. This is deliberate move by APM. By the way am still ukitiukiti

  9. mgwantha says:

    Aaaa we dont need Police officers at Immigration they dont have the knowledge and experience with immigration issues. Dont impose someone who will bring us down. I dont think the friends will cooperate well with him. They will leave everything to him. Mind you Thodi met alot of resistance because he was from Police. Mr Mukhitho, do u think the whole immigration does not have people to handle the post. Ill minded Malawians, the former Chief united immigration. If u will put someone from Police because of jealousy u will kill the department mind you. Police have skills in investigating theives, arresting offenders and reducing riots not issuing passports and permits. He will bring anarchy to the department. Let those who have skills take over not a Policeman what are his qualification in immigration issues. Leave everything with Sibande not Medi. We dont know him and we cannot work properly with a person who arrests people and we assist the same pple he arrests.

  10. mgwantha says:

    Aaaa we dont need Police officers at Immigration they dont have the knowledge and experience with immigration issues. Dont impose someone who will bring us down. I dont think he friends will cooperate well with him. They will leave everything to him. Mind you Thodi met alot of resistance because he was from Police. Mr Mukhitho, do u think the whole immigration does not have people to handle the post. Ill minded Malawians, the former Chief united immigration. If u will put someone from Police because of jealousy u will kill the department mind you. Police have skills in investigating theives, arresting offenders and reducing riots not issuing passports and permits. He will bring anarchy to the department. Let those who have skills take over not a Policeman what are his qualification in immigration issues. Leave everything with Sibande not Medi. We dont know him and we cannot work properly who arrests people and we assist the same pple he arrests.

    1. chie says:

      To remind you, at first immigration was just a department in police. We have no problem with him. Printing passports is not done by CIO.it’s better to have some one who can take immigration somewhere then having someone within who just know how to transfer people. Let me tell you nthawi ya Thodi kunali discipline Ku immigration not now! Welcome Median.

  11. gabriel mwale says:

    Well done kaka

  12. Noisey Politician says:

    People, the Medi’s are from KK not the South. Just wanted to clarify.

  13. Kaliati Galu says:

    Mukhito ndi mbuzi yeniyeni, kukondera basi. Koma chi DPP????????

  14. kapolo says:

    Incumbent actin CIO was not an option coz of education qualifications & incompetent. Try him u go c

  15. idi amin says:

    congrats masauko

  16. the increase was unjustifiable and baseles.even goverment is stealing from the people it has the responsibility to look after.it is unreasonable to have such reduction for acountry which has just increased the item price

  17. Onnie says:

    Tumbukas at it again.

  18. NYAOPE says:

    There is no such kind of business on earth whereby, you can put more than 300 per cent price hike on a Passport, unless you are robying the poor mass. An organised day light robery by the government . In any business, when its customers realises that they are being robbed, they simply quit, and find an alternative. Simunati, munya muona, untill you will print nothing per day. People are now crossing 6 boarders without your called Malawi Passport. K15 000 which was supposed to pay the Malawi government, ikumasupidwa m’maboadermu , mpaka munthu akumafika komwe akupita.who is the looser now? Muisover.

  19. Mhesha says:

    Don’t speculate by tarnishing other people’s image.

  20. Boma says:

    The Chief of Immigration should come from among serving immigration dept officers. Sibande is a seasoned immigration officer with all the necessary attributes to hold the office. I believe it is the dream of any immigration officer to serve as the chief of immigration one day. Picking someone from police to head immigration dept will only serve to frustrate the hardworking sibandes in the dept. It will also dilute the essence of the public sector reforms the president has just launched. Policy coherence matters in public sector management.

  21. Dr Mtumbo wapsa says:

    Coz ndi mulhomwe and at the same time frustrating Sibande who is not a Lhomwe

  22. chie says:

    Bola pamenepo

  23. chefourpence says:

    Sibande ndi mtumbuka eti? Oookayyy!

  24. Medi is indeed a good choice

  25. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    God help Malawi. Appointments based on affiliation rather than merit are evil and will always be taking this country backwards. And Mkhitho! Mkhitho!! Mkhitho!!!. God gives people to rise again so that they can repent and not grow even bigger secret wings. We should tell you, with your clandestine heart of darkness, one day you will be completely out and in pain.

  26. manyi sabedwa says:

    very stupid DPP…why u always pick pple from police to head immgration dept….???.with Bingu he also picked Mr. Thodi from police bt When joyce Banda came in he removed him & promoted Mr. Hudson mankhwala from within immigration..does it mean there is no one capable of heading immigration within the department….??? why bringing in medi from police…??? nxt tme u must do the same picking from immgration to head theMalawi police service….

  27. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    CIVIL SERVICE REFORM .

    We all knew that there will be no way this government can appoint a Tumbuka person to the post of heading the immigration . They have removed a Chewa man and a Tumbuka man , a Southerner has to take over the post , that’s what we call a “CIVIL SERVICS REFORM ” headed by Soulos Chilima , introduced by Pitala and supported by Lhomwes. Things are bad.

  28. nyakwa nganga says:

    Tingoti phee zioneka zokha Amedi ng@ ndi xoona katumileni anthu osati xiphuphu kapena kulowerela ndale muononga nazo ntchito more fire

  29. Good development tiye nazoni.

  30. kwangu says:

    Congratulations!! You are a hard worker and a very dedicated officer

  31. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Give me breathing space, please.

  32. support says:

    Thats a big mistake.All immigration officers will be demoralised and the department will be taken five years back.please abwana APM wunikanipo bwino pamenepa.

  33. Dzoneni says:

    Congrats Shemi!! Well deserved!

  34. Patriot says:

    Kaya azafunika confirmation ku parliament. Nde azagwa nayo.

  35. wanda says:

    Civil service reform? No, all I see is nepotism, favoritism and political scandalisation. God heal Malawi.

  36. Yetson Nkhoma says:

    Bravo Medi!

  37. Swiswiri Mbewa says:

    Nepotism at play. Let Mr. Sibande who has acquired relevant experience at Immigration continue to head the immigration department.

  38. kuzukwe says:

    hehehe masanje away

  39. Immigration man says:

    Which immigration officers are not amused? Sibade is hell has got his crony’s and any alternative to him would be well come. But I gather you are here campaining for him, right?

  40. Nyapapi says:

    If the guy acted very well why not pick than bring an alien in the system

  41. zaine says:

    Apolice saphunzira za immigration a immigration amaphunzira zonse za police uyu akabwera abwere ndi kuzichepesa otherwise akola tong’o. Azichepese kuti aphunzire koma izi ndizongobwemzeresa ndipatimenti mmbuyo kuti awa afike poiziwa immigration silero.

  42. liu says:

    This system of transplanting people from other departments just to land on top is what demotivates hard working civil servants who have been patriotic. this should stop and those to be promoted should be from within.

  43. Mulopwana Wa Mamwene says:

    Ayi zisatelo inu, kodi ku Immigration kulibe anthu kuti mpaka a police mmalo molimbana ndi umbava azikalowelela ku Immigration. Please Mkhito and Chibingu slow down, these are national matters not family issues. Koma kumene kuthele 5 years ndi Mkhito uyu kaya, pali ponse kulowelela ngati ndiwe chief secretary or president amene why? I hope the president is listening to the stinking behavior of his boys

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