By Linda Kwanjana
The Minister of Homeland Security Kenneth Zikhale Ng’oma has warned police officers who are receiving bribes to sabotage the ongoing relocation of refugees and asylum seekers to Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa district.
Ng’oma made the remarks during the meeting with senior police officers for the South West Region in Blantyre.
Ng’oma said some immigrants are getting into the country under the pretext of being refugees and asylum seekers.
Ng’oma pointed out that foreign nationals especially, Rwandans and Burundians are being helped by some police officers in exchange for money, adding that illegal immigrants are eroding the country’s economy through informal ways.
Ng’oma further urged police officers to be professional in the execution of their duties.
The Minister also warned police officers to stop receiving bribes as it hampers the growth of the country’s economy.
“Do not do bribes because bribes are killing the economy of the country.
I need discipline in the Malawi police service for it to be vibrant, effective and efficient.
I have to warn police officers who are receiving bribes to help Rwandans, Burundians and other foreign nationals that I will dismiss you with immediate effect once caught,” he said.
Meanwhile,the Deputy Commissioner of Police responsible for South west Region Mavuto M’bobo has pledged for professionalism and hard work among police officers.
Homeland Security Minister Kenneth Zikhale Ng’oma paid a courtesy call to South West Headquarters offices and Blantyre Police Station.