Parliament rises as Chaponda becomes ‘Man of the House’

Malawi Parliament rose on Friday after a nine week seating which saw a swift enactment of the Anatomy Act and the passing of the K1.1 trillion budget among other highlights.

Chaponda was caught sleeping  on the job

Chaponda was caught sleeping on the job

During the scrutiny of the budget, the opposition took government to task on why it wanted to buy eight vehicles for the president’s convoy and why State House wanted to employ more waiters when there was freeze on employment in government.

Mzimba West MP Harry Mkandawire also presented to the House in what he said was evidence that former president Bingu wa Mutharika stashed K92 billion in offshore accounts.

He also presented to parliament in what he claimed to be evidence that the government gave a 35 year lease to Mota Engil to run Lake Malawi.

The House was also unanimous to stop civil servants and public officers from using the Business Committee when travelling due to the current economic problems the country is facing.

They also put their political differences aside and agreed that industrial hemp should be grown in Malawi.

However, ‘Man of the House’ turned out to be Leader of the House George Chaponda. He was caught napping when President Peter Mutharika was opening the House seating nine weeks ago and challenged Mzimba West MP Harry Mkandawire for a one to one bout just towards the end of the seating after Mkandawire told him he was on the list of those involved in the K577 billion cashgate.

 

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5 thoughts on “Parliament rises as Chaponda becomes ‘Man of the House’”

  1. lawson says:

    my man and my member of parliament Chaponda utimangire chipatara pa chikwaza’bravo!!!!!!!!!

  2. dzikondianthu says:

    Takunyadirani ma MP athu

  3. Racist McTumbukaFace says:

    Its “Business class” not “Business committee”

  4. Haswel Bandawe says:

    Parliament must be commended for scrutising Budget allocations seriously to prevent extragavance.

    By the way is it still the case that Malawi has so many State Houses? What are they used for? How mischief is spent on them?

    I hope that the challenge to a one-one bout between Honourable Mkandawire and Honorable Dr Chaponda was not seriously made by the Leader of the House. It would nit resolve anything but put Parliament to shame and divert attention to the issue involved.

    It is our expectation that nothing discussed in Parliament is not
    personal, but professional within the context of Parliamentary immunity.

  5. Chawanthu says:

    Koma Chaponda ndi mzwanya, kutereko amafuna kutiburana nda a Mkandawire pankhani za cashgate!

    Ndiye kuti kuyankhula kunawavuta?

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