Lucius Banda asks for Wi-Fi internet access for MPs in Malawi Parliament to ‘Google’ issues

Balaka North Member of Parliament, Lucius Banda, asked Minister of Information Patricia Kaliati that government should provide free Wi-Fi internet access within the House of Parliament so they can be logged online.

Lucius Banda:  MP's should get wi-fi and be logged online

Lucius Banda: MP’s should get wi-fi and be logged online

Banda called for wireless internet access to be made available around Parliament so that MPs can be able to “Google” on matters arising.

“I think having internet will allow us to research properly (online),” said Banda.

He said the internet will also allow MPs to “compare other things across the borders.”

Said Banda:“For example the issue of maize purchase in Zambia, we can easily crosscheck with our neighbouring country while in session.”

Banda said “it’s not practical” to have no wireless LAN (local area network) at parliament.

Minister of Information Kaliati said parliament leadership sould liase with e-government officers on  lack of wireless internet access.

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Mtondoli wa Jonazi
Bwana Lucious Banda, you do not need to Google issues affecting your constituents. You just go round observing and talking to them! Ki ki ki. The example provide about maize purchases is something that always requires urgent attention. You do not need to Google it, you need the proper machinery in government to work tirelessly locating where this precious item can be found. And it beats me why such an issue requires the parliament to sit: to decide whether to buy the maize or not? While anthu akufa ndi njala? Ki ki ki So, when you Google it, what do… Read more »
Maso Ambolo

Lucius Banda also known as soldier you are brainless man, you mean you cant afford to buy dongle from Our telephone service providers? why do you always need free materials in the name of MP? Ma Range Rover mukumakwera aja zoona kumapepha WI-FI…SHAME ON YOU MBULUTU IWE…


So far I have not heard any MP advocate for anything for the poor people who sent these bastards to Parliament. All I hear is these dunderheads asking for more allowances and now Internet so they google porn sites……..give me a break!

che uzi

Thats absolutely true. Thumbs up Mr banda, an internet issue raised at parliament out here has attracted big eye as it remain in best interest of Malawians. Let me also remind other policy makers that logging on to the free internet access by our legislators while at parliament might ease the checking on of goods meant to be imported, thus finding out of its prices first.

Mtondoli wa Jonazi

Do you mean the government does not have people in place who can do that? I mean deal with such pertinent issues? So they have to wait for a whole MP to come out of their sleep and Google ‘maize purchases?’ Ki ki ki

Imraan Sadick

I have no comment


Parliament is serious business I don’t see the need for internet. How do you follow proceedings while chatting with concubines. That’s why use of phones is banned in offices like the UK, stealing govt or company time on private business. This should not be allowed.

Kriminal \'A\'

Please, don’t allow them free access to internet services. They are pocketing fifty thousand kwacha on daily basis and they want to tell us that they can’t afford to buy dongles or use smartphones for internet services? We are tired of this behaviour of subsidizing services with our hard earned tax!This is a sad development. In fact, if they are given free access to internet they will just waste their time on what’s up or twitter.

Gerard mapanga Phiri

Instead Lucius asking for wi-fi being free to the poor he ask for himself. That’s how selfish politicians in Malawi are. Mps can afford but millions poor people can not afford. He should advocate for free Wi-fi hot spots in Malawi so that people be accessed to internet. You are showing people now why you joined politics bra


Koma mavuto onsewa kumalawi kuno mungamakafatse kumapempha wi-fi zoona bwana,zatinyasa ndithu ambuye akuunikileni ndiyhu.

C Banda

Lucius Banda is being stupid. He can buy a dongle from Airtel or TNM and access the internet that way.

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