So far Malawi parliament is farcical waste of time

This Parliament sitting is a pure waste of our time. The first week was spent on comparing and contrasting two speeches. The first one took 25 minutes to deliver and it was by President Peter Mutharika which asked all of us to further tighten our belts.Loose cannon

The speech — themed as Building Resilience for Sustainable Development — saw Mutharika warn that hard times should teach Malawians hard lessons for lasting solutions.

Mutharika called for citizens to get tough as the country embarks on the road to “self-dependence”, saying that the “age of donor aid seems to be gone.”

The other one was by Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera who assessed various afflictions that Malawians are experiencing and proposed a way forward.

In a  nutshell the speech painted the present DPP government a total failure.

Chakwera tackled the issue of security lapses in the country accusing Mutharika of downplaying the real security breakdown and disputed statistics by the President that indicate that the crime rate is going down, saying those statistics are “total lies and far from reality on the ground.”

Chakwera also questioned the DPP led administration why it is taking too long to investigate and act on the murder of Anti Corruption Bureau senior official late Issa Njaunju.

He questioned why the government has taken a “casual approach” to the issue just like the death of Polytechnic student activist Robert Chasowa,

In the round, Chakwera branded Mutharika’s speech as “zero plan”.

Sadly we spent a whole week, the first week of this Parliament sitting, comparing and contrasting the two speeches. At the end, it is over and we have forgotten about them. Nothing has been picked by either side and life goes on

Then business in the House is about bills that are from Planet Mars. Their relevance to us is hardly there. Yet we see the House playing games with bills that matter in our lives

The communications bill and Access to information bill are going nowhere. They are either adulterated in which the President is refusing to cede authority of appointing boards of MBC and Macra although that is the key issue if we are to move forward on the two institutions.

In end, there is no value for a Malawian in this sitting of Parliament. It is a waste of our time. It is just money making venture for our Honourable MPs. By the time they rise after four weeks the country will be where it was before they started.

This country needs revolution and nothing else to move forward.

“If we are selfish, we will go alone. If we do not love this country, we shall continue talking here, as I am told this is a talking House. But if the talk does not result into development of the nation, that talk is nothing. We are wasting resources and our time.”- Wakuda Kamanga, MP.

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tan'gatan'ga
Guest

The Electoral reform must include raising the minimum educational qualification for MPs. This would certainly improve the output of Parliament. Education is very important in being able to articulate issues.

Liana
Guest

Kkkkkkk who’s Lazarus chakwera?mind ur business shit!

Liana
Guest

Kkkkkkk who’s Lazarus chakwera?or is chakwera akazi iyaaa,mind ur business shit!

WAKUDA
Guest

Think about rural people who are sleeping on empty stomach even in hospitals because of ur behaviour in parliament. Instead of coming up with solutions to the problems, ur busy castigating each other. ENANU MWADYA VOMWEVI OSADZATIFUNANSO IFE KUNO KU MUDZI 2019 ino.

learnedmi
Guest

IN CONCLUSION WE DONT NEED MPs AND PARTY POLITICS.
EVERY TIME THERE IS A COUP,PARLIAMENT IS DISSOLVED BECAUSE A COUNTRY CAN BE GOVERNED WITHOUT POLITICAL PARTIES.
ALL THE CUTS IN FUNDING BUT MPs ALLOCATIONS ARE FULLY FUNDED,PAID SALARIES IN TIME.

Mwandi
Guest

Chikwawa to Nkhata Bay we r all Malawians we will all sink or rise its all about how we think of Malawi in 20 yrs to come otherwise it’s cries all over

Gibo
Guest

MAUULEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!

Jimbo
Guest
The Malawi Parliament is nothing but a talking shop. The MPs love to hear their own voices but they have nothing to say that anyone else wants to hear. They are simply blind leaders of the blind. They are busy fiddling while the country sinks like the Titanic. The DPP, the MCP, the PP, etc. are all as bad as each other, headless donkeys with not a brain between them. There must be practical minded people out there who have some idea of how to solve the country’s problems. Remember when Parliament met during Kamuzu’s dictatorship; that too was a… Read more »
munthu wamba
Guest

Malawi Parliament is indeed a collection of fully grown idiots. The other day I decided to listen to live broadcast of deliberations and, boy, I was really embarrassed – there were jeering and shouting like at a beer hall! Every speaker was interjected by pointless point of order! And our parliament speakers are a miserable lot as well – they could not control proceedings, let alone provide leadership! This is our tragedy!

bwapmini
Guest
I agree with the writer of this article. we have useless mps. I don’t know why they were voted . These are bunch of nusty and useless idiots. The main idiot is THIS dOG CALLED chakwera. he has been wasting his time talking nosense than coming up with tangible facts. CHAKWERA IS A USELESS FIGURE AND WE ARE TIRED OF THIS CROOK. yOU CANT WASTE YOUR TIME ND TAX PAYERS MONEY TALKING ABOUT SPEECH. KAMUZU WAS MAKING LING SPEECHES SOMETIMES TWO HOURS BUT WIHT NO FACTS JUST TELLING PEOPLE WHEN I WAS IN LONDON AND FOOLISH MALAWIANS WE CLAPPED HANDS.… Read more »
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