Parliament has today confirmed Dr. George Hadrian Kainja on his appointment as Inspector General of Police in accordance with Section 154 (4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi.
Dr. George Hadrian Kainja has 27 years of service in the Malawi Police Service in various positions including Commissioner of Police responsible for Research, Planning and Reforms, Commissioner of Police responsible for Central Region of Malawi, Commissioner of Police responsible for Southern Region of Malawi, Head of Research, Planning and Organizational Development, Service Administration Officer and Deputy Officer in Charge Community Policing Services among others.
Section 154 (2) of the Constitution provides that “the Inspector General of Police shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly by a majority of members present and voting.
But the Public Appointments Committee may at any time inquire as to the competence of the person so appointed to carry out duties of that office and as to such other questions as may have direct bearing on the performance of the duties of that office.
The Committee was satisfied that the appointee possessed the requisite qualifications and experience to be considered for the appointment of Police Inspector General.