Malawi Parliament has approved the appointment of Lexten Kachama as new Inspector General of Police.
Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Paul Chibingu proposed that Parliament confirms Kanyama as the Police Inspector General.
President Peter Mutharika appointed Kachama, to the position of IG after Paul Kanyama resigned.
Balaka North member of Parliament (MP) Lucius Banda, who is also leader of United Democratic Front (UDF) in the House, said his party supported Kachama because he is vastly experienced apart from being a professional
Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lilongwe North East MP Maxwell Thyolera emphasised the need for government to make appointments on merit such as that of Kachama.
People’s Party (PP) chief whip Ralph Jooma said” “Kachama is an enthusiastic man and we have no doubt he will live to expectations of most Malawians.”
Out of 161 MPs who voted for Kachama’s confirmation, 159 voted yes with only two rejecting him.
Kachama said he believes the police that work with the people, the police that is friendly to people, as in so doing a lot of information is collected and law breakers are quickly brought to book.
He therefore said he will enhance the community involvement in security matters.
Lexten Kachama is a career police officer who humbly began his career as a constable on April 2, 1979 after a course at Police Training School in Limbe. He rose through numerous ranks to the position of Commissioner and made Deputy IG administration before being appointed IG this week.
He was born on June 30, 1958 at Chidzenje Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Kalolo in Lilongwe, and he is the first born in their family.
Kachama went to Mitundu Secondary School. He holds a diploma and an advanced diploma in human resources management and administration from the United Kingdom (UK), a degree in human resources management from Shareworld Open University, two masters degrees, one in business administration from Shareworld, and another in leadership and change from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
He is currently studying for his doctorate degree in strategic management with Colombia Commonwealth University.
On top of the above credentials, Kachama has gone through other short international courses in Sweden, South Africa and Zimbabwe in relation to his work.
He is married with six children, and this year they are celebrating 35 years in fruitful marriage.
During his leisure time, the IG said he likes reading books, listening to gospel music, watching TV and above all chatting with his family.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :