The newly appointed acting Chief Immigration Officer Chrispine Sibande Banda on Wednesday issued a stern warning to immigration officers against engaging in corrupt practices because it frustrated Government’s efforts at improving the country’s economy.
Banda said this when he was addressing immigration members of staff in the central region at the meeting which took place in the capital Lilongwe.
He noted with great concern that some officers openly indulge themselves in corruption malpractice.
“These officers are the ones who tarnish the image of the department,” said Banda.
He warned that he will not take kindly to those practising corruption.
“ I am urging officers to examine themselves in terms of corruption in the rank and file of the department by,” he said.
Banda reminded members of staff that the department will follow all guidelines as enshrined in its Anti Corruption Policy which came to effect in 2013.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Banda said the department with work tirelessly to flash out undesirable immigrants.
“It’s true we have a lot of illegal immigrants in the country we will flush them out. However, the challenge that we are facing now is the mobility,“ Said Banda.
On shortage of passport books, Banda said he is happy that Treasury has released some finances to rectify the problem.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :