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.”

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Mike siliya
Guest

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!!!!

White Thamanga
Guest

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

mulopwana
Guest

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….

Keen Observer
Guest

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

Nyakwawa
Guest

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.

misheck jasi
Guest

kamlepo kaluwa ndiwamisala uja imeneyo simfundo

Mwendanato
Guest

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

Issa Kabudula
Guest
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… Read more »
Phodogoma
Guest

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

kanyimbi
Guest

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

wpDiscuz

More From Nyasatimes