The newly appointed Malawi Police Service national spokesperson Davie Chingwalu has been promoted to the rank of assistant commissioner from senior superintendent of police.
Nyasa Times sources in the MPS have confirmed Chingwalu’s appointment.
“Yes our colleague has been appointed. We have already congratulated him. He is happy with the appointment,” one officer said.
When called Chingwalu, confirmed but did not give further details.
Chingwalu was recently moved from the southern region as spokesperson to Police headquarters to be national spokesperson of the Police replacing Wilie Mwaluka who is now heading training department in the service.
The police publicist has been described by the local media as the finest police PRO ever since. On the other hand, his predecessor, Mwaluka, was described as the worst PRO MPS have never had.
“Chingwalu is there for the media. He is mindful of deadlines in the newsroom and he would ensure that the information a journalist is looking for is available within those deadlines. Where information is not ready he will tell you so and ask you to give him time to look for it. And he would call you back,” one local journalist said in reaction to Chingwalu’s appointment.
“I am not surprised that he has been appointed to the rank of assistant commissioner. He deserves it. Our president boasts that ‘let the work of my hands speak for me’. True Chingwalu’s work of his hands has speaking for him. I just pray that he will maintain his status despite being at the headquarters,” the journalist said.
President Mutharika also invited him in the past year to Sanjika Palace to congratulate him on putting the MPS on the map by providing information that the public deserves.