Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Uladi Mussa has advised prison officers to refrain from politics and serve the government of the day.
Mussa gave the advice on Friday during a prison recruits passing out parade at Mapanga Prison Training School in Blantyre where the appointment of Kennedy Nkhoma as Chief Commissioner of the Malawi Prison Service was also announced.
Nkhoma was acting following the death of Macdonald Chaona in April this year.
Said Mussa: “This profession is a noble one and requires good conduct and integrity and as professionals, prison officers should not indulge in politics.”
On Nkhoma’s appointment, Mussa said the service operated for a long time without a chief commissioner; hence, government appointed Nkhoma because of his contributions to the service.
In his remarks, Nkhoma said the 2012 passing out parade is historical in the service because it was the first time that a large number of recruits graduated since the inception of the training school in 2000.