Clerk of Parliament injunction fixed for interparty hearing Friday

The High Court in Mzuzu has set Friday as the day it will have the inter-party injunction hearing after State legal team asked to vacate an injunction that is restraining parliament from swearing in Fiona Kalemba as clerk of parliament.

Itimu: Fighting to vacate injunction

Itimu: Fighting to vacate injunction

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice Apoche Itimu said the legal team was putting up a legal battle at the court to vacate the injunction.

She however said the court has called for two parties to present themselves for a hearing on Friday

Four members of parliament namely Kamlepo Kalua, Enoch Chihana, Harry Mkandawire and Peter Chakwantha obtained the injunction arguing the clerk of parliament Fiona Kalemba should not be sworn in because she came third in interviews conducted at parliament by the Parliamentary Service Commission chaired by Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya.

The four legislators accuse President Peter Mutharika of tribalism and nepotism for leaving out the person who came first Judge Charles Mkandawire.

Mutharika said he picked Kalemba because of her expertise in bill drafting which he said is prerequisite for the job.

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16 thoughts on “Clerk of Parliament injunction fixed for interparty hearing Friday”

  1. Manga MM says:

    Atumbuka kuzikonda and after all the panel had 4 tumbukas and one from centre what else can they do. Atumbuka mwaonekera pamtunda.

  2. Phwado says:

    APM is indeed a dunderhead.The clerk of Parliament is not responsible for drafting bills.Fiona Kalemba used to but not in the capacity as COP.Bills are tabled and scrutinized by members of parliament.Wakalambadi mkuluyi.

  3. Mkwapu says:

    Kalekeni kaphale ndi mai uyu ndipachibale chao
    Actually she was recommended by him kaphale

  4. judge says:

    Mama Barrister at work.

  5. Beast Msonda says:

    Journalists please do not hide the district of origin of Fiona Kalemba. We all know that she comes from Ntchisi district. Is Ntchisi district in the Southern region? Is it in Nsanje or in Mangochi or in Phalombe or Blantyre? Where is Mutharika’s nepotism or regionalism coming from?

  6. George phiri says:

    Let he who the cap fits wear it. Why legal battle? Am sure the legal team is paid by APM

  7. Mashamase says:

    It’s abt interview resullts not number 3

  8. Munju waku Embangweni says:

    Wawonekela n’gamba Peter.I see why fedalism is important in Malawi.

  9. Nabanda says:

    Ngati amadziwa kuti womulemba alipo kale chimene amatulutsira advert ndichani? Bwanji osangopita kwamunthuyo kukamutenga ayambe ntchitoyo? Than kuwavutitsa anthu kupanga ma interview yet omulemba alipo kale.

  10. chilipaine says:

    Kodi akususa ndi ndani, mkazi wa Brunoyu?

  11. mdk says:

    Kumangochedwetsa zinthu you seriously think you can fight the law?amapelekelanji maina atatuwo not just the one who got the highest?mayesa it’s up to the appointing authority to choose the one who has impressed him among the three?that is what the law says koma ma so called honorables think they are more powerful than the law itself.stupid

  12. Jalasi says:

    Tumbukas are very selfish. Who told you that scoring highly is a prequisite for being considered for the job after an interview? Other attributes for the candidates are also considered.The employer(APM) in this case considered other factors that the interview panel overlook.Yet Tumbukas are noisy simply because its a fellow Tumbuka. That is nonsense. How many Tumbukas will be holding high posistions at parliamnet. Count them. Almost 75 percent employees there are Tumbukas. Useless tribe. Selfish tribe. Ambwenumbwenu achabechabe inu.

  13. XXXXXXXXXXXX says:

    Give the job to the one who came first. You may wish to avoid these problems in future by stipulating in the advert as to the districts or regions whose sons and daughters are eligible to apply if that is what you want.

  14. Nyondo says:

    Atumbuka ife kudzikonda basi

  15. Bowler says:

    Kalemba yemweyo

  16. You mean the questions that were asked by the panel were not related to the job demands for her to come third? I thoiught the whole interview centred on the same job demands but she scored poorly. Employ able and capable people and not appeasement please.

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