Kamlepo queries ministerial absenteeism in Malawi Parliament

Opposition lawmaker Kamlepo Kalua of Peoples Party representing Rumphi East has queried why there is a chronic absenteeism of some ministers in the legislative body.

Kamlepo: Absentee ministers in Parliament a poor advertisement for Malawi government

Kamlepo: Absentee ministers in Parliament a poor advertisement for Malawi government

Some ministers were reportedly part of the presidential entrouge in Egypt.

Kalua, rising on a point of order, queried why there were few ministers in the front bench during budget deliberations.

“I am very, very worried and what is out of order here is that the government brought the budget into this House. When they brought this budget, it is for the people of Malawi; but, looking at the seriousness of the government, it is not there.

“Only few ministers are here, excluding the deputies because those are not ministers but I am talking about ministers. This is a very serious matter,” said Kalua.

But the First Deputy Speaker, Esther Mcheka Chilenje, ruled him out: “Point of order not sustained. Thank you.”

Kalua insisted: “But it is a fact, Madam First Deputy Speaker.”

The First Deputy Speaker insisted the front benches were well represented.

“I can see the government side is well represented. We have a good number of ministers.”

Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Vincent Ghambi reacted, saying “it is completely out of order for the Honourable Member to say deputy ministers are not Cabinet Ministers. I attend cabinet meetings as well.”

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18 thoughts on “Kamlepo queries ministerial absenteeism in Malawi Parliament”

  1. Mike siliya says:

    Akamulepo, kuimilira ndi kuimilira basi mfundo yake imeneyo? I think u must be very stupit, chitukuko unapempha kale? Nanga nkhani ya njala ukuti nayo bwanji? Kusowa kwa ntchito ukuti bwanji, tikukuonanitu!!!!

  2. White Thamanga says:

    kodi Kamulepo adamuvotela ndani? Ntchona wa kumwela uyu 1day we will depot him, we don’t want the silly person here in BT.

  3. mulopwana says:

    AMWENDANATO MULI WATESI.KAMLEPO WAKULUTA KU KWAWO NA PA ZIYIFWA UWO ,ISE TIKUMUWONA.PARA MULI NAYO VIFUKWA VINYAKHE YAYE DADA YOWOYANE PAKWERU ,KUGWENTHAGWENTHA CHARA.PANJI MUKAKHUMBA KUTI WAWINE NDI NJANI.kAMLEPO IS PUMPING GOOD SENSES INTO THESE HONOURABLE PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE AND YOU CAN’T SEE THAT….SHAME MALAWI….

  4. Mr Kamlepo you put your money on the lame horse. Be matured & speak Mfundo in parliament.

  5. Nyakwawa says:

    Kamlepo is double right that deputy ministers are not ministers but rather members of the cabinet.

    Attending ministerial meetings is one thingwhile being a minister is another.

    The presence of ministers is not just vital,but also significant particularly during this time of budget scrutiny whereby most misters rise and defend important budget aspects.
    Well done Sibweni.

  6. misheck jasi says:

    kamlepo kaluwa ndiwamisala uja imeneyo simfundo

  7. Mwendanato says:

    IMWE A KK SAY SOMETHING ABOUT DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR AREA SINCE YOU WERE ELECTED YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO YOUR CONSTITUENCE EVEN ONCE AND JUST SEATING PHWIII THERE AND YOU O NLY SERIOUS CONCERN IS ABSENCE OF ONE OR TWO MINISTERS. SHAME PEOPLE OF RUMPHI NORTHEAST NKAMUPHALIRANI IMWE BANTHU NO KUPULIKA. WAKA YAYI BETALA MBANGE IZI TIKUPOKERA. IZI PAPO TIYENI NAZO ANOTHER FIVE YEARS OF LOST OPPORTUNITY

  8. Issa Kabudula says:

    Mr. Kamlepo, I first conglatulate you for having faith that one day is one day – you are now in government, and work extra hard to make your name and the develop Rumphi District, the problem of Misnisters to be less in parliament, I think it is not a worrisome issue as far as they are going to bring good news from wherever they might be.

    The number of the cabinet ministers is already small, even by the miss of one we will see that one is missing, unlike the years passed by – where 20 ministers can be absent and still 50 still available, earning cash for no reason.

    PP want think tanks to bring itself from the defeat of the 2014 – and there is hope if, there is a leader who will speak tough in terms of togetherness.

  9. Phodogoma says:

    Kamlepo now is a grown up person . he only makes mature comments on Malawi’s national issues. Congratulations.

  10. kanyimbi says:

    Paja anthu ena ndi a Chamba. Sakudziwa china chili chonse cha mboma.

  11. NYAU says:

    Akanatenga inu ku Egypt Koma!!

  12. PP IS JUST THERE TO CAUSE DISTURBANCE IN PARLIAMENT

  13. ujeni says:

    They have gone out to do some shopping abroad they are vaultures these DPP thugs. Where they smell blood they go in large numbers. Look at Mwanamveka and Chaponda they are joined on the hip flying regulary outside competing with US officials.

  14. osman usu justin says:

    Nanga aka kangwazi kanalipoooooooo

  15. Chemjambe says:

    The MP was talking the truth……sometimes i wonder how we ran government affairs in Malawi.

  16. Dr Mrs Ben Phiri Mutharika says:

    I BLAME JOYCE BANDA FOR NOT JAILING PETER MUTHARIKA AND HIS MID NIGHT SIX CLUE. NYASI ZINAZI BWENZI KULIBE. JAILING THEM WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE WHAT THESE IDIOTS WERE DOING WHEN DANIEL PHIRI DROPPED DEAD WAS TANTAMOUNT TO BRING ANARCHY IN THE COUNTRY. NEXT TIME SUCH PEOPLE NEEDS STONING TO DEATH.

  17. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    the country is in the hands of dogs…….let them fool us

  18. peter muthanyula says:

    But really, do a dozen ministers need to join the presidential entourage? Waste of resources ad lack of priorities. When shall this county start practicing mature governance? Does the president really need to have 50 people escorting him? Sitidzatukuka guys. Ufumu unatilowerera kwambiri.

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