Minister Chiumia under fire for directing traffic in Lilongwe

Home Affairs and Internal Security minister Grace Chiumia has come under intense fire for directing traffic in the Capital, Lilongwe on Wednesday.

Minister Chiumia took the role of traffic officer

Reports indicate that she disembarked from her official vehicle and started directing the traffic at several points where there were no traffic police officers.

There is usually meandering traffic in some points in the capital during peak hours, especially the stretch between National Bank Old Town and Lilongwe Bridge near Lilongwe market.

Chiumia’s actions have however received mixed reactions on social media with most comments saying she lacks legal mandate to do so.

One comment was sarcastic: “Being a minister of Home Affairs does not mean she is a police woman.”

Police refused to comment on the matter, saying they are yet to get details.

Chiumia recently hit headlines when she allegedly threatened some civil society leaders in Karonga that she would have them arrested for refusing to have a refugee camp.

She denied having issued the threats.

Chiumia is the youngest minister in President Peter Mutharika’s 20 member cabinet and deputy secretary general of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.


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Sanalakwe mayiyu. pemenepo wawonesa seriousness ya ntchito yake. if pita can respond to us like ha. dziko likanasintha ili


If onyamula masamba pamene tupita kumanda amayikwanitsa, magalimoto nkumaima,what more wth Obama?shz educated an has a valid drving licence she knows za pa nseu.nde muti shiyaani?kk


Ngati adayambako kukhala wapolice….. but is she qualified to do so…if not why did the president gave her that job….am 1,000percent sure kuti akuyenera kutero in times of emergency…ngati adkhalako wapolice…that also tells us kuti iteyo sakuwapatsa pressure apolice maka maka Kachama He must be under fire not Politics here..


Not the best thing to do. Her safety and security was at stake. On the other hand, her actions were in good faith and she shouldn’t be condemned for that.


Thanks mama obama,that’s great


there isn’t any matter here unless I beg to learn that she committed a crime by doing such a job well done.
this indeed mediocricy at its level, foolish and hypocrites of the journalists


even here in Lilongwe at Chiwoko primary school you will always find kids controlling traffic and motorists do obey, then what is wrong here. Mama Obama keep it up coz you know our roads that they need some controls


apolisi anali ku tsoka market konyaka….masteni mumaitha


cant see any probem.her action prevented axidents which wud have happened.kapena pachitika ngozi coz of her action?Nil! it means she is competent!av seen untrained people giving first aid to road traffic accidents victims, are they paramedics/nurses/ doctors.bwanji simmawanena?



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