Chief whip for ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Henry Mussa stood on a point of order in parliament when opposition Peoples Party (PP) chief which said the opposition benches care and are the watchdog of the electorate while the DPP lawmakers did not care.
The PP chief which said the opposition lawmakers are the ones that are more concerned with the welfare of Malawians in the country.
Jooma said: “We are all Members of Parliament in this country, yes, I think people out there, look out more from Members of Parliament sitting on the opposition side. They are the watchdogs of the ones that are ruling. So when we stand here and request for necessary more information, we are only doing that on behalf of our people. “
The PP chief whip said it was only opposition benches that was more interested in accountability as MPs on government benches “did not even bother” even if money approved by the House to be loaned from World Bank is obtained and misused, “for them, it does not matter, but for us, I think, we have to be more concerned.”
But Mussa rising on a point of order quashed Jooma.
“That is totally out of order and he should be ruled out and proceed to withdraw that statement. There are 193 Members of Parliament in here, representing Malawians from our respective constituencies. Therefore, it was totally unacceptable for the Member to single out the opposition as the ones who are more concerned with Malawians than the government side,” said Mussa.
Mussa said government members are more concerned with Malawians than opposition.
The First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje sustained the point of order.