Uladi Mussa, an MP for Salima south constituency has asked government to bring forward amendment bill to allow public officers dismissal by President be approved by parliament as is the case with their appointments.
Mussa , who is also leader of former ruling Peoples Party (PP) in the House, said when he was commenting on the appointment of new Inspector General of Police, Lexten Kachama.
“I want to point out that this House should not only be confirming the nomination of the candidature of these personalities but the dismissals [as well],” said Mussa.
He said public positions should be politically independent and that they should only be at the mercy of parliament in terms of their sack and not the appointing authority.
Mussa asked Minister of Justice to “bring amendment to some sections of the laws” guiding the dismissal of Auditor General, Chief Justice and Commander of Malawi Defence Force.
MP for Lilongwe North East Maxwel Thyolera contributing to the motion to approve new police chief, said oppositon Malawi Congress Party is “concerned “that as Malawi Police Service is going through reforms, “the top leadership is being removed now and again.”
He said: “There is no stability on the post of Inspector General. And in any institution where there is no stability in leadership the reforms cannot be carried out.”
Kachama was unanimously approved.