Chakwera still wants to grill Mutharika in Malawi parliament: ‘Don’t be coward to answer outside the House’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of opposition in parliament, Lazarus Chakwera has renewed his call to ask President Peter Mutharika to come to parliament for President’s Question Time style-session as part of accountability politics.

Chakwera: Still wants to grill Mutharika in the House

Chakwera: Still wants to grill Mutharika in the House

Chakwera said Mutharika should behave like a coward responding to issues raised in Parliament outside the House.

“People should not be answering things said in Parliament outside of it. They should come to Parliament and debate national issues,”said the opposition leader.

He made the remarks on Sunday at a political rally he addressed after earlier attending a fundraising prayer service at Chenjewazi CCAP.

Chakwera said President Mutharika  should  oblige to the constitutional requirement by taking questions from legislators in the National Assembly.

According to Section 89 (3) of the Constitution, the President is required to submit himself before Parliament without necessarily being invited by anyone as he does with the State of the Nation Address.

The call for presidential question time have received backing from the civil society with Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) executive director Timothy Mtambo and rights campaigner Billy Mayaya, saying Mutharika should appear before Parliament.

Malawian professor of law based at the University of Cape Town, Danwood Chirwa, said the President “is constitutionally obliged to appear before Parliament every year, immediately before the consideration of the budget.”

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13 thoughts on “Chakwera still wants to grill Mutharika in Malawi parliament: ‘Don’t be coward to answer outside the House’”

  1. SHABC says:

    Malawi for savages. People who don’t know what they want in life. Stop crying then coz you are the reason Malawi is the poorest Nation in the whole world. Smile for your atrocities. You clueless people.

  2. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Laza! Musiye Mutharika sakufuna kukangana ndi iwe!

  3. Mtumbuka Sanga says:

    Mr Chakwera is employed as a leader of opposition and that’s his only source of livelihood. He makes noise to distract those who are geared to unseat him as president of Malawi Congress Party. I have listened to him, he is more empty than the people he points his fingers at. Munthu wamkulu opanda manyazi kumalankhula ngati mwana kenako nkumati ndi polofesala chifukwa amaphunzitsa pa ka seminale kena kake ku Ntandire wa ku USA. Chamba chopanda nacho manyazi.

  4. A123 says:

    Koma this abusa wants to kill the old man.
    Kkkkkkkk

  5. Chandamale says:

    Then if Southern is all over and south dictates the no# then this country shall never developed and therefore can be ruled by southerners only. It will be important to divide this country. We can’t have cowards leading the country basing on regional then it is very unfortunate. I wonder why the same lhomwes who go to the north Malawi and tell people not to allow to stand on the federal govt rubbish. Go and tell the lhomwes about that not the northerners or Central region people you foolish people. You can’t manage the country because you are thieves and want to use people from the north.

  6. kia says:

    Kodi iwe Chakwera ngati ukumfuna Mutharikayo bwanji osampitira kunyumba kwake? Ukumuwopa eti/ A PAC amzako ndi aja anapita konko ndi aja akangobwebweta okhaoka. Vuto lomasunga kampeni kumphasa ndi limeneli. Kumawoneka anthu a dongosolo musali choncho. Kodi iwe lolo atakupatsa u President lero chimene ungasinthe ndi chani mdziko muno. Tikukuwonatu

  7. pido says:

    Chakwera iweyo ukuti osamayankhula za mu parliament outside parliament. Where were you when you were yammering this kind of shit? Was it in parliament. Why should it be right you discussing parliament issues outside the house (at a rally) and wrong for the president to do the same? I sometimes wonder if you, Chakwera Lazaro, are not reaaly dull

  8. gurugunya says:

    Chakwera is a fool.Why does he make louder noise when he is only inside the parliament not when he is outside the parliament.Be aware that Muthalika is the president of the whole country not only parliament. Chakwera wants to fool Muthalika as what MPs in South Africa did with Jacob Zuma. He became a fool by attending useless louder lips of the Chakwera and Malema of RSA.Nonsense. Once beaten, twice shy. Opposition parties’s MPs can fool themselves only one president for african country but all all presidents in africa. Once again once betean twice shy.

  9. Petre Mathanyula says:

    This Mr ibu of a president is indeed a coward. I wonder what type of a professor and president do we have in Malawi? Kuopa kuyankha mafuso kuchokera kwa ma MP. What is he really afraid of? Zamanyazi.

    1. mgoloso says:

      2019 will crown it all when DPP will overwhelmingly win elections (believe you me) – its a game of #s. The south dictates election results (fact) and its the home of DPP. Southerners are like Nigerians – they are all over Malawi. You are free to deny this its a fact.

      1. koma Kumeneko says:

        Its not who will win elections but to fix current problems together dont look everything politically , its not chakwera suffering now but malawians. Its true southerners are almost every where but you have to deliver we have no problems with that. Bvuto umbuli unakuchulukilani anthu aku south kuzolowera utelala ndikulima mminda ya tumbuka ndi achewa basi. Koma kamuzu amaonaso ngati sadzachoka ngati mmene mmaonela inumu kuti upresident ku south sudzachoka koma mulungu simunthu. mark my words.

      2. Sorry says:

        Kodi chimene akuopa Ibuyu kuyankha mafunso m’parliament nkumakayankhila kunja ndichani ndichani popeza kuti ofunsao akufuna kuti amvetsetse mfundo zenizeni zachitukuko ,,,,,,,, people are severe suffering with this government ,,,,,God will rescue .

    2. mgoloso says:

      You can ask JZU – alibe mau ndi DPP mpaka anazisiya.

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