Kalemba finally sworn in as Clerk of Parliament

Law expert Fiona Kalemba has finally been sworn in as clerk of parliament, two weeks after the state won a legal battle against some legislators who wanted to block her ascendency to the position.

Fiona Kalemba: New Clerk of Parliament takes oath of office

Fiona Kalemba: New Clerk of Parliament takes oath of office

Administering the swearing in on Thursday, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda asked Kalemba to be professional, saying this would enable her do the job effectively and effectively.

She said the oath of allegiance would help her uphold the Republican Constitution all time whilst the oath of office would help her serve Malawi without fear or favour.

The swearing in of Kalemba, the former chief draftsman in the ministry of Justice, brings to rest a political storm between the legislature and the executive arm of government on one hand and the opposition and the ruling party on the other.

The swearing in failed to take place in November, 2016 following a court injunction obtained by four MPs; Kamlepo Kalua, Enock Chihana, Harry Mkandawire and Peter Chakwantha who argued the parliamentary service commission interviews for the job were won by former judge Charles Mkandawire and wondered why President Peter Mutharika hand picked her for the job when she came third.

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14 thoughts on “Kalemba finally sworn in as Clerk of Parliament”

  1. Nyombi says:

    No offence, but Kalemba really looks like Shrek’s wife Fiona

  2. Legal mind says:

    Let’s wait and see since already the working relationship btwn her and the MPs has tilted to the negative side. Won’t we see the same precedent of Matilda Katopola? Watch this space.

  3. Lord says:

    Koma ndi zwitsotu, asaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautilicios

  4. Rankin Kumwenda says:

    Nepotism at its best.

  5. John Paul al Khomeini says:

    is it true that her monthly salary will be twelve million mk?

  6. Nyangwita says:

    Atumbuka wanted all parliament staff to be from Nyika. Fiona, if they give you shit, kick them out of parliament corridors, becasue this is what these people do, deliberate sabotage.

  7. Ray says:

    Congratulations Fiona

  8. John says:

    I think it is good to see a woman holding this position but I also believe that it should not be up to the President to decide who holds this position but it should be the role of the Speaker of the National Assembly – possibly with an affirmative vote from the National Assembly – to appoint the Clerk of Parliament. Is there any reason why the legislative chamber’s independence in this matter has not been upheld?

  9. Ellias says:

    akuti was sworn in mu november 2016????? journalists….. nde kuti sanamulumbitsetu kkkk

  10. Achimidizimidzi says:

    Now a days, I am convinced that no appointed person can delivery, as long the appointing person is still power.

  11. Emupi says:

    Congrats Fiona!

    It is a crying shame that some losers from a certain tribe have the dim illusion that they were somehow given the monopoly of intelligence and wisdom in the country.

  12. Ankhwinda says:

    I do believe you will be professional in discharging your duties don’t allow politicians to use you

  13. maxwell nsani says:

    . ..

  14. maxwell nsani says:

    Congratulations Finns, very well deserved. All the best in the new job!

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