Vocal Peoples Party (PP) Acting President Uladi Mussa faces arrest over allegations he granted citizenship to illegal immigrants from Burundi, Rwanda and other war prone countries when he served as Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security some years ago – in a series of instances that saw him obtaining millions of money.
According to reports, information that the law enforcers are gathering now indicates that the Salima South Member of Parliament made use of his post to to grant the citizenship to the foreigners who did not stand it to be granted a Malawian citizenship.
The incidents took place from November 2012 to until the PP lost the elections 2014.
”In one of the cases in the documents, Mussa is accused of granting citizenship to a Rwandese, Eric Banyana, who instead of applying for citizenship for only his wife, Kandenzi Alufongwa and children; Eric Havigineza and Angelique M. Eric, ended up adding six more people on the application list which was submitted to Home Affairs office.” documents on the evidences police are gathering cite.
As an adult and family man Banyana, based on laws, only had legal jurisdiction to apply for his wife and children under the age of 18 at the material time. Everyone beyond that age was supposed to apply separately for their own citizenship.
The ex Minister granted citizenship to all the people and in turn got a bounty package.
His previous remark on the issue was a blame on the Immigration Department but it back fired on him with the department stating that ‘the applications are dubious as they were not fully completed and had several anomalies when compared to other documents presented by the Rwandese during previous applications dated 2008.”
These revelations come hot in the heels of an influx of Mozambicans entering Malawi and some analysts believe such poor stance at the Immigration Department could see other foreigners also make way to attain citizenship in Malawi with ease.