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CDEDI pens Ombudsman over gross nepotism in Malawi Police Service – The Maravi Post

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George Kainja accused of nepotism

By Iommie Chiwalo

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s watchdog, the Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI), written office of the Ombudsman following growing concerns over the way the Malawi Police Service (MPS) has been conducting itself recently when promoting officers into Police High Command.

The area of concern is not only the nepotism on its own but the outcome which CDEDI has single handedly pointed out recent events which was the citizenry had reservations on the conduct by the police, especially on their heavy handedness on unarmed and helpless citizens such as women, children and the elderly.

In a letter signed by CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa, observes that the use of excessive force on citizens when exercising their right to demonstrations and industrial actions; and victimization of police officers from the southern region are just but a few examples of conduct that bleeds the current glaring nepotism.

“It is against this background, therefore, that CDEDI is writing your office, to use the powers vested in it, through the Republican Constitution, to investigate and conduct a public inquiry on the above stated concerns. It is important to point out that what is happening at the MPS, poses a threat to the country’s national unity,” Namiwa says.

He further brought to light a number of issues that are bordering on nepotism in nature.

For instance, the letter which has been dully received by the office of the Ombudsman and seen by this publication has contents comparing two regimes on how Police High Command was constituted.

Namiwa wrote the Ombudsman that while the Police High Command was designed in such a way that it should reflect the social, cultural, and geographical aspects of our great nation, on the ground it is contrary.

“Our investigations after the meeting proved something contrary to what Dr. Kainja claimed during the meeting.
CDEDI has established that there is no officer from the southern region districts in the current Police High Command,” he says.

On a sad note thereby worsening nepotism claims, CDEDI further established that the IG sits on the interviewing panel for the PSC, for the recruitment of officers into the Police High Command, and that the IG makes recommendations to the commission, to base their decisions on.

“This is contrary to Dr. Kainja’s assertions during the meeting that he is not involved in the promotion of senior officers into the Police High Command. Therefore, reports about nepotism in the MPS, are not only valid but can be attributed to the current IG desire,” the Ombudsman Malera has been notified in the letter.

Namiwa has also quashed a statement from the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the MPS, James Kadadzera, dated 6th October 2021 which was headlined “FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF NEPOTISM IN THE MALAWI POLICE SERVICE’ saying was just an attempt to discredit CDEDI’s findings using legal jargons and sections since it miserably failed to prove its revelations wrong.

“In fact the statement contradicted what the IG said about the composition of the Police High Command, but opted to hide behind the laws. This is an attempt to use the law to victimize police officers from one region,” he says.

Namiwa, therein, acknowledges efforts by his organisation saying following information at hand it appears that CDEDI has successfully managed to break the silence on the victimization of some police officers, bordering on the issues of nepotism.

“Reports are now coming through, indicating that nepotism is not only being manifested in the Police High Command, but rather it is now a norm that is silently being implemented by Dr. Kainja, with the backing of the sections cited in the aforementioned media statement, that no police officer in the south should be given a chance to head a Directorate or a department within the service,” he says.

He elaborates that as it stands; Director of Criminal Investigations Emmanuel Soko, from Dedza; The Director of Police Mobile Services, Munthali from Rumphi; The Director of Prosecution services, Levi Mangani from Dedza; The Director of Road Traffic, Mabvuto Mbobo from Nchisi; The Director of Human Resource, Josiah Kanthiti from Dedza; The Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Develin Mwamkili, from Karonga; The Director of Community Policing, Aubrey Nyirenda from Rumphi; and The Director of Operations, Akims Muwanga from Lilongwe.

At regional level CDEDI has singled out the traffic departments as follows: Regional Traffic Officer (RTO) for South West, Mumba from Kasungu; RTO South, Mrs. Ndilande from Ntcheu; RTO Central East, Miss Tembo from Kasungu; RTO North, Mkunika from Kasungu; with no officer from the southern region in any of the high-ranking positions.

“Contrary to claims that these officers are appointed on merit, CDEDI would like to request you Madam Ombudsman, to ask the IG to furnish you with both the academic and professional qualifications of the officers that have been promoted into the Police High Command, in order to ascertain if indeed they qualify for such positions. We believe this is just an excuse to victimize the well qualified and deserving police officers from the south,” he says.

CDEDI has also brought to her attention that soon after his appointment as IG, prior to parliament’s approval, Dr. Kainja reshuffled the Police High Command, and the Heads of departments and directorates within the service, with other officers being sent into police establishments that do not match with their ranks.

According to the CDEDI Executive Director, the reshuffle, apparently was a move to clear the way for his favourites.

In a letter, CDEDI has also drawn the attention of the Ombudsman to the current recruitment exercise which is underway at the MPS.

“CDEDI has received a number of claims of nepotism and corruption, to an extent that names are being replaced by some favourites, while others that did the interviews and were shortlisted in the previous physical interviews, have been replaced by others, in a similar fashion as that of the Police High Command, and directors of departments at the police headquarters,”

The following is the list CDEDI has in its possession:

The Inspector General of Police: Dr. George Kainja, from Ntchisi;
The Deputy Inspector General of Police – Operations: Demster Chigwenembe, from Ntcheu;
The Deputy Inspector General of Police – Administration: Merlyne Yolamu, from Mchinji;
Commissioner for Central East Region: Arlene Baluwa, from Lilongwe;
Commissioner for Research and Planning: Sekani Tembo, from Mzimba;
Commissioner for Human Resource Management: Stan Kaliza, from Ntcheu;
Commissioner for South West Region: Ellobiam Banda, from Kasungu;
Commissioner for Central West: Peter Chasweka, from Mchinji;
Commissioner for South East: Chikondi Chingadza, from Dedza;
Commissioner for Eastern Region: Happy Mkandawire, from Mzimba;
Commissioner North: Richard Luhanga, from Rumphi;
Director of Finance: Lenford Kamphika, from Lilongwe;

CDEDI also managed to source a list of the Police High Command, from the previous administration, prior to the appointment of Dr. Kainja as the IG, and it was as follows:

The Inspector General of Police: Rodney Jose, from Zomba;
The Deputy Inspector General – Operations: John Nyondo, from Karonga;
The Deputy Inspector General – Administration: Duncan Mwapatsa, from Chiradzulu;
The Commissioner for Research and Planning: Dr. George Kainja, from Ntchisi;
Commissioner South: Silage Yusuf, from Zomba;
Zomba College Commandant: Demster Chigwenembe, from Ntcheu;
Director of Community Policing: Merlyne Yolamu, from Mchinji;
Commissioner for Eastern Region: Arlene Baluwa, from Lilongwe;
Commissioner for Central Region: Innocent Botomani, from Mulanje;
Commissioner North: Huldin Mlotha, from Mzimba;
Commissioner for Human Resource: Joseph Chambaluka, from Balaka;
Director of Finance: Tiadius Samveka, from Dowa.

Meanwhile the office of the Ombudsman has confirmed receiving the letter and that any outcome from its investigations will be made public through the media.

The police are still refusing the current claims that there is nepotism in the police service saying such thinking is just aimed at amplifying divisions in the service…

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Animal Crossing: Fans Imagine How Socrates Could Be In Human Form New Updates

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The excellent Publication is arriving back to us related to one of the most phenomenal franchises, regarding the case of Animal Crossing. Ever since the users got acquainted with the news their curiosity is hitting the bricks to get the comprehensive details about it. Because Animal Crossing is such a topic which remains a hot topic among users always. All the characters of Animal Crossing are grabbing the attention due to Human form, which is new for everyone. Hence it is being speculated that the results will be fantabulous, so below you can check the essential details which you need to know.

Animal Crossing: Fans Imagine How Socrates Could Be In Human Form New Updates

According to the sources, an overwhelming publication decided to release such a phenomenal Animal Crossing and this is associated with some excellent franchises as well. Artist Chuwbs had assumed the way it might look, Socrates. Everyone is paying attention to the announcement. So that, they can make themselves familiarized with the initial interface of it, but still, everything is under the surveillance of the makers, work is going on to make it more impactful. So this is the reason not enough details have been coming in front of the people, so you just need to wait for a not more.

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Although, a shared image set social media on fire because as soon as the users saw it their massive reaction popped out, because no one would like to be ignorant of anything especially the details regarding the “Animal Crossing in Human Form”. Always makers do such things to make their content superhit, and therefore they always try to enhance such angles as well, like fun, action, drama, and all those emotions which the story requires. Many reports are claiming the different stories, so unless the genuine come arrives you should not consider any false narrative.

Recently, Animal Crossing got the hype ever since the “Ankha Zone” came into the limelight and grabbed the entire attention of the netizens, because whoever created the video did something beyond the expectation. Because the content was getting viral in such a way that made everyone shocked because like wildfire it took fire. But as soon as time passed and many trends came Ankha Zone video was lost in the social media world. But this time another Animal Crossing is remaining the hot topic, this is the reason several speculations are also brought by this, so let see what will happen this time.

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(SSK2) Sasural Simar Ka 2 Full Episode 29th November 2021 Written Update, Gajendra comes to Avinash House

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The Sasural Simar Ka 2 update is one of the biggest entertaining daily soaps which has a huge audience around the country. Its twists-filled episode makes people curious to watch the show till the end.

(SSK2) Sasural Simar Ka 2 29th November 2021 Episode

There are many things that are essential to be known and you will see a marvelous scene in the upcoming episode. Here is the complete detail about the latest episode of November 29, 2021, and you will definitely get all the important details here.

In the recent episodes, we have had such an amazing level of suspense the twist will remain to continue in the latest episode. The upcoming episode will start with Gajendra were we going to watch that he will say to Samar, you have used very strong words for simar and now you have no words in front of me.

He asks him, do you like her? Samar says that she is an independent one and she is arrogant as well. Her self-respect is more important for her than her life. Also, Simar can ignore the attack on her but when the matter is about her family then she will not forgive the enemy.

While on the other side, Reema is making Rangoli and tells that Rangoli is very beautiful. Aditi comes out and appreciates Reema to made such beautiful Rangoli. Aditi says today I am missing Simar bhabhi a lot at this moment. She always helps me to make rangoli and most of the time we made it other at every festival. There are many things that will go interesting and you will see in this latest episode.

Aditi says that stop calms down because if Badi Maa hears Simar’s name then definitely she will be angry and you will see her in extreme anger. Reema asks her to see all the arrangements if the arrangement is fine or not.

You can watch the serial on colors tv where it will release all the episodes. While on the other side, if you want to watch the serial online then you can watch it on Voot. If you are a busy person then it is the way from which you can watch the serial anytime anywhere. For more updates stay in touch with us.



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Kumkum Bhagya Today’s Written Episode 29th Nov 2021: Prachi Gets Pregnant

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Kumkum Bhagya today’s episode starts with hotel staff congratulating Prachi for being pregnant. The staff lady gives the pregnancy strip to her. Prachi looks at the positive line on the strip and thinks that she is actually pregnant. She recalls Ranbir rushing home and telling her that she is pregnant. He then lifts Prachi and swirls her. Prachi asks him to calm down and tell what does he even mean to which Ranbir says that he is going to be a father. Prachi says that it can’t be possible as she is not even pregnant.

Kumkum Bhagya Today's Written Episode 29th Nov 2021: Prachi Gets Pregnant

Ranbir tells Prachi that he is happy with the happiness of becoming a father. He tells her that he has three dreams that include marrying her, having a child with her and the start-up. He promises Prachi that he will never hurt her. It is then shown that it was a flashback all along. Once the flashback ends, Prachi gets tense thinking what would she do now as she wanted to get separated from Ranbir but now she is pregnant with his child. Here, Pallavi tells Ranbir about the marriage’s Muhurat and says that she has talked to Pandit Ji about it.

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Pallavi says that she feels that this marriage should have happened 2.5 years ago. Pallavi then asks Ranbir for Sid’s number. Surprisingly, Ranbir refuses to have his number. Later, Ranbir thinks of the moment when he had seen Prachi and Sid on a bed and gets upset. Here, Vikram asks Pallavi why does she want to inform Sid about Rhea and Ranbir’s marriage. Nevertheless, Pallavi calls Sid who pretends to not know them. Vikram gets angry and calls him a snake. Sid sarcastically laughs and says that they are expecting from him when they have already done their Tilanjali.

Sid’s words hurt Pallavi who angrily tells him that she didn’t call him to invite but to ask not to show his face in the marriage. Pallavi says if he thinks that only he and Prachi can move on and not Rhea and Ranbir. Sid cuts the call and thinks of telling the news to Prachi. He goes to Prachi’s room and sees her crying. Sid thinks that she already got the news and asks when did she come to know to which Prachi says just now. Sid says it’s destiny and that Rhea and Ranbir will get married tomorrow. Prachi gets shocked hearing that. Follow for more Kumkum Bhagya updates.

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