Malawi Immigration Depatment beats target, collects K1.5bn extra

Officials from the Immigration Department are over the moon, they are patting each other on the back for managing to collect K1.5 billion more than they were asked to collect.

Passport seekers at Immigration Department in Blantyre
Passport seekers at Immigration Department in Blantyre

Spokesperson for the department Wellington Chiponde attributed the beating of the set target of K4.2 billion to K5.7 billion, an increase of 136 percent to public sector reforms the government is championing.

“We managed to collect all this amount, just in 10 months because of the e-visas which the government approved for our tourists from Germany and other European countries. We introduced this through the public sector reform programs,” he said.

Chiponde said the department is now computing the permits so that it can be e-permit, saying this will enable the department collect more money.

The K1.5 billion revenue comes at a time when the government is scaling down on its services, including suspension of ambulances in some hospitals due to lack of money for fuel.

Malawi is facing severe economic and social problems due to a slump in the economy and withdrawal of donor aid for budgetary support due to increased theft of public money.

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6 years ago

Taking money for Visas from even your Donors will see
consequences in the future. Malawi is not a Tourist destination
and already does not receive much in the way of Tourism.,
With the requirement of a Visa and the disgusting high cost
for it people will choose to skip the country entirely and see
more interesting places such as TZ, MOZ, ZA, KE ..

Shame on you..

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