Exodus! Malawi opposition MPs walk out of Parliament over Land Bill

Opposition member of parlaiment on Tuesday walked  out of the House after disagreements with goverment  MPs on the Land Bill. Only government MPs left in the chamber and the bill has been passed.

Empty opposition benches after they all walked out of Parliament

Empty opposition benches after they all walked out of Parliament

The opposition MPs were against some of the amendments in the Land bill and the progress of debate on the matter with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) dictating the debate.

Opposition MPs argued that the amended close was not favouring the poor Malawians and they accused Minister of Land and Housing Atupele Muluzi of betraying the House.

The situation went out of hand when Second Deputy Speaker Clement Chiwaya called for division on the matter without hearing what the opposition MPs were saying on the matter.

This did not please the opposition MPs who decided to walk out of the chamber.

Parliament is expected to rise on Friday after a week long extension.

Leader of the House George Chaponda said there are many bills which need to be tackled before parliament rises which include the Access to Information bill.

The one week extension of parliament has cost the government unbudgetted K67.5 million in allowances for the 193 legislators who get a whopping K50000 per day each in addition to the K1.5 million basic salary.

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ebrahim isa

The bills and laws must always be the favour citizenry. and,failing which such are legal.

chief activist

aaaaam it follows therefore that the land bill carries some lloopholes undr the guise of the beneficiaries………………….i wuld walk out as well if i was frm the oppp side,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


What does the new land bill say


Now in such a situation is itl legal for the bill to be passed when the opposition concerns are not listened to.? Where is our democracy?


Now in such a situation is it legal for that bill to be passed when the opposition part of the house is not listened to . where is our democracy?


DPP is selling Malawi and they’ll do with everybody watching. People need to stand up against this nonsense…The land of Malawi belongs to its people and once you start giving it away, you might as well sell the whole country because this is what the stupid amendments to the Land bill will eventually lead to…Kodi are some of these MPs really educated or just straight up stupid??? It really begs the question doesn’t it?
You must be doing something wrong if all the opposition MPs walk out, even a two-year old baby could sense that.


Why should they walk out instead of voting against the BILL? isnt that stupidity?

Blesses Banda

Mr Reporter, you haven’t given us the section in contention so that we can also make informed comments. Half stories leave us in suspense please.

conserng citzn

If you talk of massive irrigation,it means massive land as well to b allocated,our land should go commercial,,,!!!big up atupele.

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