Chakwera promises to attend Malawi presidential question time in parliament

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera has said he would attend presidential question time in parliament once voted into power during the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Chakwera addressing triple-alliance supporters in Lilongwe
Thousands attended Chakwera’s rally in Lilongwe

He said this Wednesday evening during a grueling whistle-stop  campaign tours in Lilongwe.

President Peter Mutharika has always snubbed the questions to the president session when called and instead delegated a senior cabinet minister to answer on his behalf.

“Parliament is the representative of the people. I need to be answerable to the people of Malawi through their representatives, this is why I would attend the question time for the president,” Chakwera said.

Current laws give the Head of State a choice on whether to attend the question time or not but parliament has drafted some laws which, if passed, would compel the president to go to parliament to answer the questions.

Former president Bakili Muluzi faced the then Leader of Opposition Gwanda Chakuamba in an exciting and historic question time in the 1990s.

Chakwera also sold his ‘Super Hi5’ political mantra to the people of Lilongwe, committing prospering together, ending corruption, upholding the rule of law, servant leadership and uniting Malawi.

MCP is in a triple-electoral alliance  with three strategic parties of People’s Party (PP) led by former president Joyce Banda and Freedom Party of former vice president Khumbo Kachali.

On the other hand  ruling DPP is in an electoral alliance with tiny Depeco party of Chris Daza and rejected independent presidential hopeful Ras Chikomeni Chirwa.

While UTM Party of Vice-President Saulos Chilima is in alliance with Aford and Tikonze People’s Movement.

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Chokazinga
Chokazinga
1 year ago

All DPP guys and UTM ana a Dad are not happy with this. But that’s it you will have to live with it! Chakwera is simply telling us he will be accountable to citizens and you say no! That’s why I do not see any difference between DPP and UTM. Are you sure this this is not an issue? What a shame…

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago

This will not come to pass, as oChakwera will not become the next President. Period.
oChakwera thinks this kind of talk exudes confidence, much along the line taken by “HARDtalk” Chilima.
This confidence is sickening, and has no basis.
Can”t wait to see these two guy’s reactions when it is announced none of them won the Mpando wo Nona..

BANDABANDA
BANDABANDA
1 year ago

That’s a non-issue as far as campaigning is concerned.

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
1 year ago

He has been attending already as leader of Opposition, now leader of Opposition with be Mr Maliseche, iwowa akangokhala munthu wamba Ku parliament

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick Mbewe

I feel your pain!

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago

Awanso awa? How will this end poverty? Do you want us to spend the next 5 years listening to the fake accent? I will not be able to stand that.

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

Kikkkkk m tima kuwawatu, dzinjateni man!!!!!!

Duli
Duli
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitano

No mwachukucha pelese oKaitano?

funcky
funcky
1 year ago

if you care about goods governance, which is critical for ending poverty, you have to have a president who respects parliament and is willing to respond to issues directly in the house. I don’t support Chakwela but I believe his point is gods for Malawi

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago
Reply to  funcky

Lembaninso timve. Fake accent mukuti watotani?

Poverty die die
1 year ago

Moti ras chikomeni wapanga alliance ndi dpp.?

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
1 year ago

There is a storm coming.

Kotakota mtalamo
Kotakota mtalamo
1 year ago

Boma ilo 21st may 2019

Buleya
Buleya
1 year ago

Chakwera bomaa. Chala chikaloza chaloza basi. Chaka chokolola ngakhale kudzala gaga munthu umakolola chimanga.

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Buleya

Hahahahahahaha! Kodi zimathekadi eti??

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
1 year ago
Reply to  Buleya

Awa amangozikakamiza ndalezi. Mulungu sanawaloze. Kuluza ndi DPP 2014 , lero akwera Joyce Banda ndiye mavutotu. Taberedwa part 6 loading.

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