Malawi parliament suspended over MPs demand for loans

Malawi Parliament has been suspended until further notice and  MPs say they’ll only reconvene if their conditions of service are discussed and reviewed.

Chilenga: Moved the motion

Chilenga: Moved the motion

Parliament adjourned prematurely on Thursday after an opposition Peoples Party legislator asked for an early rise to force the government give them the K3 million loans for each of the 193 members of parliament.

Chitipa South MP Welani Chilenga asked for the early adjournment, arguing the government was not coming out clear on the matter.

“We are not getting any joy from the government so we cannot go ahead with the deliberations unless we get response from the government,” he said.

After the First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje put the vote on the floor on whether the House should be suspended, three quarters of the House voted for the adjournment.

Leader of the House George Chaponda said the adjournment would negatively affect business in the House.

He said there are crucial issues the House is supposed to deliberate including the buying of maize for starving Malawians.

Chaponda accused the MPs of putting their personal interests first before interests of Malawians.

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe said the government had allowed the MPs to access the loans from their banks and wondered why this was an issue.

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Gogodasi
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Gogodasi
3 months 3 days ago
These guys must start paying tax and let them feel how it pains. Another thing is that the President should extend an olive branch to those MPs willing to return to Parliament to continue deliberations and leave out the selfish ones or else he can use his executive powers to dismiss Parliament and reopen it within a week and let those that have returned to pass the budget. I am 100% sure if he intervenes in this manner three quarters of the MPs will return including leader of opposition. Chakwera will have no choice, but to reason with his MPs… Read more »
Cash Gate
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3 months 3 days ago
Vuto lilipo ndi carbinet yathu yomwe ikutenga ndalama zambiri, aphunguwa akudziwa zomwe zikuchitika ndi nduna zathu pamodzi ndi presdent podzikundikila ndalama zambiri. Aphungu chomwe akufuna ndi ngongole basi osati awapatse mawonjezero. Dziwani kuti abomawa alibe chidwi chotukula dziko lino koma kumangokhutisa mimba zawo. Carbnet yathu ikanadzipatsa ndalama zochepelako, nkhaniyi siyikanabwera. chatsalatu apa ndikumangokanganilana misonkho yathu basi osati kutaya nthawi pa nkhani za chitukuko. Bwanji osatisunthirako ‘ tax free’ kuchoka pa k20,000 paja kuti mwina kandalama katha kumatsalirako mthumba. Dziwaninso kuti tikapita kogula zinthu timakumananso ndi ma ‘tax’ okweranso mma shop omwe amawatcha ‘value added tax’ Chonde timvereni chisoni ife anthu… Read more »
Mfana odzisata
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Mfana odzisata
3 months 3 days ago

I agree with you 100%. A Chaponda asaname its us who will suffer koma iyeyo ndi anzake.

Mulolopwa
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Mulolopwa
3 months 4 days ago
In this case the MPs are justified. Chaponda should not fool Malawians in the name of buying maize when He has already pocketed from the ministry. We all work for money. The MPs demand is part of their conditions of service which all of us equally demand in our respective work places. To be an MP is not a voluntary job, its a paying one that comes with all Those conditions like loans that have to be honoured. If the ministers got theirs, Why not the MPs? And to My fellow Malawians, Lets not be taken for granted Because We… Read more »
Issa
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Issa
3 months 4 days ago

aliyense wamboma tools down.

njoloti
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njoloti
3 months 4 days ago

After 23 years of multiparty system of government in this country, iam convinced beyond doubt that as long as this system continues, no meaningful development will ever take place in Malawi.Fellow Malawians, you can see what these rogues masquerading as MPs are doing-literally holding the entire nation to ransom for their own selfish reasons.Malawians we need to go back to the drawing board to come up with a system of government that would cater for the needs of the people of this country.

The true Malawian
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The true Malawian
3 months 4 days ago

Malawian MPs just know that you are digging your own political graves.The people of this country will never be taken for a ride by hyenas in goats skin.Come the year 2019 the majority of you will weep and wet your pats.Mark my words.

spectator
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spectator
3 months 4 days ago

Ma MP adabwa nduna ndi a president atagawana papakulu iwo akupemba ka K3M ndiye muziti ndi adyera. Akulu akulu ngati Goodle ndi Chaponda akamagwirabe ntchito mmalo mochita retire achinyamata sitikhala ndi sogola pa Malawi pano ntheradi ndithu.

Douglas Ndindi
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Douglas Ndindi
3 months 4 days ago

When campaign time for the next elections comes, I hope Malawians will remember that most of our MPs are there to represent themselves and not their constituents. Ndiye poti monga Atcheya Che Bakili Muluzi ananena, aMalawi tiri ndi vuto limodzi – sitichedwa kuyiwala. Why wake up very early on polling day to go and vote for someone who doesn’t care what happens to you thereafter? Wake up Malawians! We can put the time we spend on that queue to better use! Ndanenatu.

chitmukulu
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chitmukulu
3 months 4 days ago

MPS ARE NOT GREEDY. THE MINISTER AKHUTA KALE . ZAWO ATENGA KALE LER AFUNA APUSITSE ANZAWO. HYPOCRITES.

Ma MP a DPP ali mkati momo kusapota adjurnment.. Ndiye wina akuti a DPP akuchitabwino

Gogodasi
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Gogodasi
3 months 4 days ago

Kalindo yenda maliseche anzako abwerere ku nyumba ya malamulo. Waziyamba, limba.

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