Mist over Mwapasa promotion, MP writes Malawi Police Service Commission seeking details

Lilongwe Mpenu MP Eisenhower Mkaka has demanded to see documents and records from Malawi Police Service Commission on how a decision was arrived at to promote Duncan Mwapasa to deputy Inspector General of police in 2016.

Mwapasa: His promotion raises questions

In a letter seen by Nyasa Times dated October 10 to the commission, Mkaka, who is also the secretary general of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) requests the commission to furnish him with the meeting records, minutes and resolutions of the meeting of the commission that recommended and promoted Mwapasa to the position of deputy Inspector General of Police.

“I seek this information in my capacity as a member of parliament. This information is to help me in making an informed decision pertaining to a matter that is on the floor of the National Assembly,” says Mkaka.

Mkaka says section 155 of the Republican Constitution empowers the commission only to appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the police other than that of Inspector General of Police.

It is believed President Peter Mutharika single handedly promoted Mwapasa as deputy IG without due regard to the constitution.

The confirmation Mwapasa as Inspector General of Malawi Police Service (MPS), which has been differed after MCP blocked the motion on technicalities and through an injunction.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi last week moved a motion for the House to confirm Mwapasa, but MCP lawmakers opposed it, wondering why the House wanted to defy the constitutional provision in Section 154 (1).

Interim Leader of Opposition in Parliament Lobin Lowe argued that it was out of order for the House to proceed with the confirmation of an IG when incumbent Rodney Jose, currently on leave pending retirement, is constitutionally still IG.

Although Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bright Msaka, defended the motion citing the Interpretation Act 30 (1), saying there is no point to withhold the confirmation because of this section as the law is clear, MCP still opposed the motion.

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CRIMINAL MINDED
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CRIMINAL MINDED

Leave Lucius alone out of your shit savaging politics find another example

Maunits
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Maunits

Too nepostism ndizimenezotu munthu wa form 4 munasankha on lomwelization mumvakunyung’unya.

Iantana
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Iantana

This guy am sure is being fed this information from People within the Police who know that the promotion was not proper…maganizo chabe! But Mwapasa is a capable guy agwirapo naye ntchito kapena busines andivomereza

Kharupa
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Kharupa

Kodi a Mkaka sakudziwa mpakana pano kuti IG is appointed by the president and the service commission has no say as to who can be IG?

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

You missed his point

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Nkhani ili apa ndi ma minutes amene the commission of police used to appoint Mr Mwapasa to DIG. It is believed that this appointment was done by the HE which is not in line with his powers conferred on him by the Constitution.

George
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George

Are you sure of what you are saying? Why then is it that even after the president has appointed him he is not yet the IG? Why would he then wait for Parliament to approve? If the president is all what he needed to be IG why not become one? I think there should be something more than just the president

Khamani!
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Khamani!

You are ignorant . The president has the power to appoint an IG but only from the deputy IGs there. Since this guy has been a deputy IG illegally , he is obviously ineligible . Mwamva?!!

tung'ande
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tung'ande

Nkaka is becoming too overzealous. Amati tcheche yopupuluma inaphedwa ndi nchimba. i have observed that among all MCP people the one full of hate is NKaka. The problem with this dude he had put himself as a minister and he is angry with the loss. Nzako Lucius anayesa koma anangwa nayo. Khope ya Nkaka imawonetseratu kuti munthuyi ndiwokwiya kwambiri. Mukufuna Kainja chifukwa ndi wakwanu. Tchito ya police sifuna sukulu kwambiri ndichifukwa chake zinthu zikuwonongeka chifuka achuluka asukulu ndiye kuti agwire ntchito amawona kuti ziatayitsa nthawi

Blackberry
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Blackberry

What does the Interpretation Act 30 say? You have also mentioned section 154(1) of the construction, what does it say? Please improve your journalism, u have been arround for a long time!

Charie
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Charie

MCP ndiyolephera mpaka mpaka woooh nyau za mu LL

4444 Nooo
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4444 Nooo

Mr Mkaka ,can this Reminder be sent to all Guys on Top position ? They tell us how?when?what?then?who?etc
I personally thank you for your interest in knowing.,let’s do it to all and everyone.if the procedure wasn’t followed then we Match

Dolph
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Dolph

Kodi ngakhale munkane mwapasa winayi musankha ndinuyo mbuli inu?

Citizenry
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Citizenry

You don’t get it. A form 4 chap can’t head national police. Not everyone can be IG. Duncan is simply under qualified and lacks requisites of a police chief. Try him in your party parliamentary wings. Enough of Mediocrity please.

Citizenry
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Citizenry

… Paramilitary wing …

Che Ntopeya
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Che Ntopeya

Guess you don’t know Duncan. Do comment out of hate.

apwiya
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apwiya

Amkaka you are overstretching yourself too much. Why are you showing your true colour a as a member of a party of haters and darkness ? What do you want to achieve ?

kakacweniweni
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kakacweniweni

he wants trasparency and check and balances bwana