No reason provided in removing Chief Immigration Officer: Medi reverts to Malawi Police duties

The removal of  Chief Immigration Officer Masauko Medi  has puzzled many people in the country, but the government has refused to give reasons for the move.

Medi: Back to Malawi Police
Medi: Back to Malawi Police

Medi has been Immigration chief for a year after being appointed from Police  to replace Hudson Mankhwala who  was moved from Immigration to head the Refugees Unit in the and Internal Security.Ministry of Home Affairs

But government has decided to redeploy Medi back to Police and  reverts to his rank of Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police at Police Headquarters in Lilongwe.

The move raised questions on why Medi has been removed with reports of underperforming by the department, loss of cash through damages and refunds.

Immigration department also reportedly failed to pass the passport availability litmus test under his charge.

Chief Secretary to Government George Mkondiwa  said there were no official reasons for the changes.

Home Affairs Minister Jean Kalirani and Information Minister Jappie Mhango, could also not give any reasons.

In a farewell message to Immigration Department, Medi said it pleased the government to redeploy him to the Malawi Police Services.

“Officers, it’s now official, it has pleased the government of Malawi to redeploy me to a Police Commissioner. Thanks for your support during my stay at immigration. I enjoyed every aspect of professional interaction. For any reporting, report to the Deputy Chief Immigration Officer. God bless Immigration. God bless Malawi,” reads the message.

Government spokesman said  Medi’s deputy automatically took over in acting capacity.

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dell
dell
5 years ago

A CORRUPT DEPARTMENT AS IS ALL GOVT DEPARTMENTS

FAILED STATE

mapuya molopale
mapuya molopale
5 years ago

Bolanso Mankhwala yemwe uja..

Vyantonda
5 years ago

to be appointed IG pompano

Mbani
5 years ago

kaka unalowa vaweniwake alomwe unakwata kwamphenzi

Winston Msowoya
Winston Msowoya
5 years ago

Now it is a Lomwe’s turn instead of a Hinyas which is which?we must not concentrate on accusing every Lomwe instead of the culprit likewise,we must not single out all the Tumbukas for one’s crime,this is utterly unfair and divisive that could lead to distabilisation of our peaceful Nation.This simple misconception,must not be encouraged in our society and names of our ethnicities must be replaced by the individual’s name of the criminal who is a Malawian simple and pure.Mind you,tribalism is more devastating than wildfire.Look at our brothers and sisters of Mozambique one of the richest nations in Africa as… Read more »

soko
soko
5 years ago

Ngati akulephera kupereka zifukwa zoveka bwino akuluakulu amenewa Dziwani izi ndi ndale,ndipo very soon amalawi muziona ndi kuziva. Ife tilipheeeh.

Mwachipoka Kawawa
Mwachipoka Kawawa
5 years ago

Mpando umenewu utha anthu! Leave In Peace, Medi.

LONDON-UNLOCKER
LONDON-UNLOCKER
5 years ago

Well done! Medi the Government Seniors knows you delivered well at Immigration and even those before you at Immigration there they did good job too…Mr Medi is Smart and Home Grown brainy Chanco Big Boys …well Done Medi …No Demotion Here its part of Government Protocals thats why government didnt give reason why?? God Bless You for better Health and keep Malawi Safe ….

Carol
Carol
5 years ago

GOOD…GOOD…GOOD..

Failed!..

The Immigrations Department is NONSENSE!

UM
UM
5 years ago

Medi has always been a performer. .. he is an asset in the police no doubt about it,,,,

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