Govt promotes 3 000 Malawi police officers: UTM say an elections ploy

Government has announced the promotion of 3 000 junior police officers in what the opposition say is a futile attempt by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to cling to power after the May 21 2019elections.

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Police spokesperson James Kadadezera said the promoted officers are mainly constables who have now risen to the position of sergeant.

These are normal promotions, they were promoted on merit because of their hard work. You can agree with me that crime rate has now gone down, there is visibility of police officers everywhere,” said Kadadzera.

UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati said this is a futile attempt by the DPP to remain in power after the May 21 elections.

“It is too late too little, the DPP is going out of government with or without civil servants promotions. Everyone knows that the country has been in hell under the DPP,” said Kaliati.

But Finance minister Goodall Gondwe said the promotions were already factored in the 2018/19 national budget.

“We have not just dreamt up to promote the police officers. We already planned long ago.

The promotion of the 3,000 police officers come barely two months after 340 senior police officers were also promoted as well as the promotion of the controversial 20, 000 teachers as half of them were either dead or had left the civil service

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Kaka
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Kaka

Good development. This show s that utm sizapanga promote anthu pa nchito

Buleya
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Buleya

Uchitsiru tisakufuna uja ndi umenewu. Kumanamiza a Malawi ngati ana. Paja muli mu gulu lokhulupirira kuti a Malawi sachedwa kuyiwala. Koma chomapereka ma promotion nthawi ya campaign mukutanthsuza chiyani? Inu a DPP mwawonjeza wu crook kwambiri. Izi mukupitiriza kumapangazi pakhala povuta kukukhulupirirani. Popeza chidzadziwa ndi chipande powomola. Koma mumatiwonjeza kwambiri. Anthu alira nthawi yonseyi mukabwera lero kusonyeza kuti kupanda masankho kubwera simukanapereka ma promotion amenewatu. Dzuka Malawi dzuka!

Silombela
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Silombela

Promotion has no special time. Don’t politicise everything

Innoxy
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Innoxy

Zaziii..

Chris Kho
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Chris Kho

Everyone going for an interview put on the best attire they can afford,nde kweni mumati asatchene popita kuchisankho budget itavomerezedwa kale?

Yaphama
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Yaphama

This promotion shows the gvt is under pressure, it was jst last yr the gvt told the this servant to go to hell

Outgoing PRESIDENT
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Outgoing PRESIDENT

Thanking police officers for killing Buleya Lule. Good is watching?

Alomwe
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Alomwe

Koma Boma lachipongwe ili. The Police men and women as the case is for the teachers have suffered , dehumanized and despised for almost the past 5 years while chasing these poxy promotions! Why promote them today when there is only ONE MONTH to go before APM cedes power? DPP you have really lost the plot and this action alone has exposed your desperation and incompetence to take this country any further! Do not plant a bait for the police to help DPP rig the elections. The Police are not fools to fail to notice that you are buying them… Read more »

BigMan
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BigMan

I have never seen a more useless and predictable government as this DPP. A total joke.

nyambalo
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As a teacher after serving my country for 26 years @ grade J retired last May! This,I agree is an election ploy & plot

From Likoma
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From Likoma

Dziko sitimayendesa chonchi. Masanje awa eni eni. A whole prof running a country ngati jando camp. Pathetic