Shake up in Malawi Immigration Department: Medi transfers top officers

Director General of Immigration and Citizenship Services Masauko Medi has transferred some top officers within the department with Chief Immigration Officer for Central Region Mrs Martha Mapemba being moved to Mchinji Immigration Office.

Medi: Shake up Immigration and Citizenship Services

Mapemba has been posted to Mchinji as officer –in-charge, while Mr S. Kalimanjira, who was Principal Immigration Officer, is now the acting Regional Immigration Officer (Centre).

A communication dated January 14 2019, which Nyasa Times has seen, also indicates that Chief Immigration Officer Mr Yesaya from Mchinji Immigration Office has been transferred to Regional Immigration Office (Centre).

The transfers include the Principal Immigration Officer from Kamuzu International Airport immigration office, Mr Mwanganda, has been moved to be deputy regional immigration office (North).

Mwanganda has been replaced by Mrs C Gumbo who was Principal Immigration Officer from Karonga Immigration Office and will now be Officer-In-Charge at Kamuzu International Airport immigration office.

This is the first major shake-up in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services since Medi cemented his post as Director General.

Sources say the transfers come amidst fears of leakage of “sensitive procurement documents” in the department.

But in the communication, the department said “the exigencies of service” has necessitated the transfers.

Medi is on record to have declared when he appeared before Parliament’s Budget and Finance Committee that corruption was rampant at his department and that several officers were facing criminal charges.

Before heading the Immigration Department in 2015, Medi was Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police responsible for community policing and rural patrol based at Police Headquarters in Lilongwe. He replaced Hudson Mankhwala in July 2012.

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heavy
heavy
1 year ago

muhuzane ndi mr maliseche wanu wapengayo

mito
mito
1 year ago

ma cadet inuyo nde mukale madolo shake up yo ndiya pa paper kapena migration office , just close your mouth , mukoza kupanga silence antu alimumipandowo koma osateka kupanga silence antu tose , komaso migration Si dpp kuti mupotoze nkani inuyo nde mwasanduka atola nkani stupid inu simumaziwa kuocha ma galimoto

Mlomwe wokonda Chigololo
Mlomwe wokonda Chigololo
1 year ago

Za chaka chatha izi, coz the letter is dated 14 January, 2018

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Punishing people for facilitating Chilima and his team to travel abroad? Is this country really being led by such stupid leaders? Is APM that dull? I think he is not dull but clearly his age means he is not in control and his boys are just running around playing with the tools of government. That is scary for this country.

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
1 year ago
Reply to  BigMan

BigMan (Wa UTM) extrapolating extravagantly, and always in a partisan way.
What is the BigMan gonna do after the UTM bus gets stuck in the mud, and is irreparable and HARDtalk Chilima is enjoying his retirement perks?

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Inu simuli ku Malawi, ndiye sumungadziwe. Ife we have sources on the ground. Its even on the local news.

Kaka
Kaka
1 year ago

What us Wrong with the postings. Inu anyassa ndinu onyasadi

Graham
Graham
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaka

chitsilu iwe this is news. zinthu zikachitika u want media not to post?

chimanga
1 year ago

The letter should be redone. It says 14 January, 2018. Shame on whoever acts on orders from above in haste.

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