Malawi government redeploys Immigration chief


Barely a year after Masauko Medi was appointed as Chief Immigration Officer, government has redeployed him to Malawi Police Services as Police Commissioner.

In a farewell message to his colleagues, 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.


Some sources say the redeployment follows underperforming by the department, loss of cash through damages and refunds and that the department failed to pass the passport availability litmus test under his charge.

Medi was not immediately available for comment.

And when contacted, Minister of Home Affairs Jean Kalilani declined to comment on the reasons for the redeployment.


“Those are personnel issues… It’s better to ask the personnel

management and training whether in the Malawi Police Services or Immigration; ask wherever is applicable for you,” she said.

Medi was once Director of Community Policing in the MPS before his appointment to the Immigration Department.

He replaced Hudson Mankhwala who was redeployed to head the Refugees Unit in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security.

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