1 minister, 7 MPs turn up for Malawi parliament, forces deputy speaker to suspend House

Only one Cabinet minister and seven members of parliament turned up for parliament after the four o’clock tea break prompting deputy speaker Clement Chiwaya to call off the sitting.

Members of parliament interact in House

The legislators are deliberating the K1.5 trillion national budget which Finance minister Goodall Gondwe presented to the 193 strong House some weeks ago.

Chiwaya told the House that in view of the erratic attendance, probably the worst since Malawi had independence, he had no choice but to suspend the House because the rule is that no business could be conducted in the House without the presence of Cabinet ministers.

One of the few MPs available described the afternoon mass absence of the legislators as shocking.

“The honourable deputy speaker had recognised me to contribute but I refused because the ministers were not there,” he said.

The ministers and MPs were reportedly locked up in meetings discussing  Vice President Saulos Chilima press conference where he announced he is witgdrawinjnv his membership from the ruling Democratic Progressivd Party (DPP) and bemoaned rampant corruption and nepotism in the country.

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
3 years ago

VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE
ON THE PART OF DPP —

Mama
Mama
3 years ago

Chilima anapupuluma. Anthu amupusisa.

Gwemula
Gwemula
3 years ago

Munva m’bebe simutati wanena wanena basi phulikanitu tikuoneni matumbo

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
3 years ago

Zovutatu izi. Chilima wazituluka,

MANA
MANA
3 years ago

Osati wagwa nayo? Did he really think he can wrestle DPP to contest for the presidency. Amunamiza anthu, it will be hard for him to start his party.

Masuzygo
Masuzygo
3 years ago
Reply to  MANA

Wait until the bus stops ! Who has told you that Chilima wants to form a new party ?
IT also shows that you are and were a very dull person in school who can’t read between the lines.

Bodza la N'nanu
Bodza la N'nanu
3 years ago
Reply to  MANA

Why are people so myopic! Why clinging to a government and its leadership with no vision and strategy at all. Kodi umphawi umakukomerani. We shall remain the poorest nation in the world because we embrace poverty so much.

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