Malawi Govt to Give Paramount Chiefs Diplomatic Passports

31 March 2020

President Peter Mutharika's Cabinet has approved that paramount chiefs in the country should be issued with diplomatic passports, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri has said.

Phiri was speaking during an ad hoc full council meeting in Ntcheu District Council chamber on Sunday.

Said the minister: Cabinet has approved the inclusion of all paramount chiefs in the country to have diplomatic status and be issued with diplomatic passports and also to be on medical insurance scheme."

Phiri said paramount chiefs play an important role in society and diplomatic passports will raise their status within the country and abroad.

Reacting to the news, Paramount Chief Gomani V said diplomatic passport shows the degree of importance a person carries in a country.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Nyasa Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.