By Staff Reporter
There has been new developments amidst the ongoing issues at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship services. Secretary to President and Cabinet Colleen Zamba has summoned Commissioner Stanlake Kalimanjira and will be meeting him this Monday morning
According to the information gathered by Malawiana Times , Kalimanjira has come into the limelight after writing the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) levelling 15 administrative misconduct allegations against Director General Charles Kalumo.
The letter, under reference number IM/02/01 dated July 7 202/3/, says he authored it “on behalf of the concerned officers’.
In a brief interview, Kalimanjira confirmed being summoned by the SPC and he will attend, but does not know the agenda.
He said: “Indeed I was summoned yesterday to meet the SPC this morning but the agenda was not spelt to me. I will attend the meeting.”
In the letter Kalimanjira wrote , claiming to be on behalf of other officers , they are question several decisions made by Kalumo
According to Kalimanjira, the officers are seeking the suspension of the redeployment of 16 officers which he announced on 30 June this year, pending an enquiry into Kalumo’s conduct.
It alleges that among others, Kalumo has unprocedurally been granting foreigners citizenship, suspending workers without following due process, using obscene language against officers and failing to find a sustainable solution to passport issuance services.
Addressed to the Secretary to the President and Cabinet (SPC), the letter names seven officers that were allegedly suspended or dismissed irregularly.
“Officers are sent home without being given a chance to explain and defend themselves; they are sent home by word of mouth of the Director General. The word of the Director General is law.
“The Director General facilitated the interdiction of Assistant Commissioner Saddock Malinda without following procedure, Sergeant Geoffrey Malikula was dismissed and ordered to surrender the uniform without being given a chance to defend himself.
“Senior Superintendent Oswald Mhango is home for doing his work professionally which irritated the Director General. Senior Superintendent Blackwell Lungu was suspended (but later recalled) by word of mouth.”
Kalumo is also accused of being insensitive to funeral traditions as he allegedly refuses to permit workers to attend burial of their workmates.