President Peter Mutharika has appointed former presidential guard commander, Duncan Mwapasa, as Deputy Inspector General of Police Responsible for Administration.
Minister of Information, Kondwani Nankhumwa said on Thursday that the appointment “is with immediate effect.”
“Mr Mwapasa replaces Mr Lexten Kachama who was appointed as Inspector General of Police and was confirmed by Parliament in his position on Thursday, 18th February 2015,” Nankhumwa.
Another deputy inspector general of police is Rodney Jose responsible for operations.
Apart from serving President Mutharika as Guard Commander, Mwapasa also was at State House on same role during the reign of late president Bingu wa Mutharika.
He was removed from State House and posted to be Officer in Charge for Rumphi police after Bingu wa Mutharika’s death in April 2012.
Mwapasa was interdicted from Police after he was arrested together with Mutharika on treason charges.
Meanwhile, Police Southern Region has a new Commissioner, he is George Kainja (PhD).
Communication from Southern Region Police Headquarters indicate that Commissioner Kainja once served as Director of Planning and Police Reforms at the National Police headquarters.