LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Government of Malawi has recalled a total 60 officials who were working in its various diplomatic missions across the world.
A letter terminating luxurious life for the diplomats was made available to all the heads of missions and their officials on Monday this week.
Notable names of the officials who have been recalled include; Ted Kalebe who was in Brussels, Roy Chizimba who was in Cairo, George Mkondiwa in New Delli, Peter Chilinda, Kondwani Munthali and Mwayi Dausi who were in London.
Edward Sawerengera in Washington, George Chilonga and Greena Gambatula in Johanesburg, Brian Bowler, Isaac Chiona and Mike Mwanyula in Brussels, Queen Kalichero in London, Gloria Bamusi in Pretoria and Dr Sam Kuyeri are also among some of the officials in the foreign mission who have been ordered to return home.
The recall has been effected following reports of gross mismanagement of financial resources by most officials in foreign mission.
Efforts to seek confirmation from Officials at the external affairs ministry proved futile as they were locked in a meeting which was aimed at facilitating logistical arrangements for those who have been appointed to replace the returnees.
Johannesburg diplomatic mission is said to be one of the most abused offices in diaspora followed by Brussels in Belgium where almost all the top officials have been ordered to return.
Malawi continues to maintain a very huge number of officials in the diplomatic mission despite the rising in number of poverty of the citizenry that is now considerably worse-off than the majority of the world population.
The level of deprivation means a majority in the rural setup are not able to access basic goods and services that are considered to be an acceptable living standards since they cannot afford the global absolute minimum daily per capital of $1, 90.
The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living below the International Poverty Line (IPL) which requires a family to access US$9, 50, a majority of people who are living in extreme poverty are found in Sub-Saharan Africa.