Law expert tells Mutharika to intervene in confirmation of police IG

A  law professor at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima),  has said President Peter Mutharika needs to swiftly intervene in the confirmation of Malawi Police Service Acting Inspector General (IG) Duncan Mwapasa as IG.

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Acting Inspector General of Police Duncan Mwapasa

Professor Garton Kamchezera said the failure to have a full Inspector General is negatively impacting on the operations of the police.

“There can be some issues which cannot be handled by an acting Inspector General of police,” he said.

Kamchezera said if the President thinks Mwapasa might not amass the needed votes in the National Assembly for his confirmation, then he should choose another person for the position.

“If the President thinks he is not popular, then drop him instead of causing controversy,” said Kamchezera.

Chairperson of the parliament’s Public Appointments Committee Collins Kajawa said the House is ready to debate the issue of the confirmation of the acting inspector general of police.

“I hope the government will bring this issue in the House during the next seating of parliament,” he said.

Mwapasa was appointed acting IG in August 2019 after the retirement of Rodney Jose.

Public Appointments Committee vice- chairperson Rachel Mazombwe said her committee observed that Mwapasa had the experience and qualifications because of the years he has served in the police.

Mwapasa, 49, joined the police service in 1997.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
7 months ago

I just wish were among us really good givers like -David whitehead, DH Gelu, Lambart in Bt etc ma biggie ameneo to provide mateials for the newely incoming health staff, volunteer tailors – Lever brothers provide a bar of soap to -Arkay ndowa, ma beseni -pharmaceutical, to provide Chlorine just to mention as a good observation in this time of crisis. khaya aliposo ma kampani ena. koma basi peolpe are still putting on their suits to meet up with the locals during this time. Come on! zoyala red carpet pa matope during floods inspection. Having an umbrella on in Europe… Read more »

Phwisa
Phwisa
7 months ago

Kamchedzera doesn’t know why I was not confirmed. He doesn’t know that Mkaka obtained an injunction restricting parliament from debating. Now Kamchedzera wants the president to to judge the case. Useless lawyers!

good
good
7 months ago

Nthawi yokamba za coronavirus ino

Chikoti
Chikoti
7 months ago

Academia in malawi..kkkkkkk

Banan
Banan
7 months ago

Kamchedzera is another loud-mouthed moron.

Mzati
Mzati
7 months ago

A crooked judge granted an injunction stopping parliament from voting on the confirmation. The injunction was obtained by mcp MP. Its hardly the president’s fault. Mwapasa is qualified in police work. His other colleagues have MBAs which have nothing to do with police work.

yaya mfiti
7 months ago

Inu tangoyambani ndale muchoke ku chancoko ,ndinu nomwe amene mudzayanene kuti APM walakwitsa bhla bhla bhla izi zomwe anafuna makape aja ofuna kusokoneza dziko tiyeni nazo komwe tikafikeko ndi komweko .

Mwikho
Mwikho
7 months ago
Reply to  yaya mfiti

Iwe Upite ku Chanco ukataniko? I doubt ngati unapondako even kungodutsa!!! asaaah! bulutu.

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