Absenteeism in parliament angers Speaker

Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara was on Monday seemingly angry over high rate of absenteeism in the 193-strong House  by legislator  without valid reasons.

Order! Speaker Gotani Hara

She has since ordered parliament secretariat to check members physically present in the  House and those on Zoom inorder to find out who is absent.

This comes after there has been an observation that there are vacant seats on the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  bench as most of its members including the leadership are not present.

Hara has also told the House that necessary actions will be taken against those not present in the house saying members are called to parliament to represent Malawians.

She says it is sad that MPs on the DPP bench continue to be absent.

Last week, the Speaker also warned the DPP leadership on the same when she asked leader of the House to talk to opposition members.

Today, leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa was not in the House including some top DPP members.

Leader of the House Richard Chimwendo Banda said members of parliament sitting on the government side who were not in the House were taking the Covid-19 jab outside the Chamber.

The Malawi Law Society (MLS) is on record to have  condemned the conduct of members of Parliament (MPs)  choose to stay away from transacting important business on behalf of Malawians.

The society said the conduct of the MPs is not only irresponsible, but also a blatant betrayal of the trust citizens of the country have put in them both in their individual capacities as well as in their collective capacity.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
10 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Madam speaker you are the problem, because of your favouritism, Malawian parliamentary sessions are boring. Even when watching, rather watch South African parliament. Your fellow MPs absconding is a testament.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

ndekuti palibe lamulo la absenteeism??? mpaka aku primary school kuwaposa ma dirty MPs ? cilango ukakhala ku school opanda reason yeniyeni. nde apa mukutinji?
yes zanyanya poti dzulo ma mp amapitabe cifukwa pitala sankapitako. nde ankaopa ma benefits kungwanjulidwa

monosile
monosile
1 month ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

Ma MP ojomba akuopa chizungu cha a president chifukwa samamva slung ya Chakwera. This means if you continue to call the president to parliament they will absent themselves for fear of communication problems.

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 month ago

Palibe cha nzeru mu parliament, only foolishness because of the failed leadership of Chakwela and Chilima. Even MPs themselves are not inspired. MPs only enjoy allowances. Mkaka, Chomwendo Banda in the lead???? Shame to Chakwela and Chilima. Muzimvelanso “Muvi wachilungamo amene amakusapotani koma lero akuukilani because of your failed leadership”.

ponda
ponda
1 month ago
Reply to  CULTURE

mulindi nkhani zina

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 month ago
Reply to  ponda

Ndiyomweyi nkhani yake .Simukuona agalu anzanu akuwathamangitsa ku karonga kodi kkk

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago

This is no strange. It has been happening for the previous successive governments. It means the sessions in the house are boring. The speakers act as headmasters to pupils at primary schools. Thus why even the public lost interest watching on TVs. Would rather watch South African National Assembly sessions because EFF makes it fascinating.

Amaravi
1 month ago

Time to act Madame speaker,is becoming a habit,do what is expected of ur position now

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 month ago

and we are fucking working hard for them to be getting free fuck8ng pay and allowances.
this only happens in malawi. ijiots.
can someone tell us wats go8n on pls?
lazy bastards

Malawi Timkonde
Malawi Timkonde
1 month ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

You guys are working for MP allowances??

shares
Read previous post:
Malawi govt probes foreign entrepreneurs over fraudulent business permits: Illegal traders to be flushed out

Government says it is investigating some foreign enterprises for obtaining business resident permits without following proper procedures. This follows revelations...

Close