Chakwera to face MPs grilling October 21 in Parliament

President Lazarus Chakwera is set for a grilling as he returns to the Parliament Wednesday next week (October 21 2020)   for his second His Excellency’s Question Time (HEQ) since he defeated former president Peter Mutharika in the June 23 presidential election re-run.

President Chakwera: Questions will be submitted in advance

Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara announced Monday afternoon in Parliament that the President is expected to answer nine questions submitted by nine members of Parliament through the Speaker’s office.

Hara said her office will be submitting the questions to the Office of President and Cabinet for the President to get ready with responses.

Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa is set to have a second chance of a set-piece event s to question the Government’s response to concerns of Chakwera’s first 100 days in office shortfalls and to pressure the President to set out a detailed plan on fulfilling his promises of one million jobs and  the metaphorical three-meals-a-day Tonse Alliance campaign promise .

Nankhumwa urged Chakwera “not to fall into this trap because Malawians have high expectations”, saying, among other things, “Malawians cannot wait to start eating three meals a day and to start buying cheap fertiliser under a universal subsidy.”

Within 100 days in office, the Chakwera administration has introduced the Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) where 4.3 million farmers will access fertiliser at K4 495 per 50 kilogramme bag, and not universal subsidy as promised.

Currently, the 2020 Food Security Vulnerability Assessment indicates that 2.6 million Malawians, or 15 percent of the 17.6 million population, will be food insecure in the 2020/21 consumption period.

On the campaign trail as Tonse Alliance, MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera and his UTM Party running mate Saulos Chilima promised three meals a day and fertiliser at a reduced price, at K4 495 price tag on a 50kg bag of fertiliser from K23 000.

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APM and Zameer in K145 million Scam

Nankhuma (MSCE 39 points, 1998 mayeso ogula) is no match for Chakwera (MSCE 7 points, 1976). Nanji Fyness!

Mapopa
Mapopa
8 months ago

A chakwera 7 points koma zeru alibe bwanji??? zodabwitsa kwabasi.

Joni
Joni
8 months ago
Reply to  Mapopa

Sukulu sudachite…pitanso ngati ungathe…kapena ndivuto langonangona kufamily yakwanu!!!

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba
Reply to  Mapopa

How do you measure nzeru iwe nawenso. The grades you get are an indication. Pitala wakoyo ndiye bulutu winanso.

Yeremiya
Yeremiya
8 months ago

Zachibwana zomwezija kachikena?

Rocky Dada
Rocky Dada
8 months ago

Lets hope the MPs are going to utilise this opportunity to the fullest…..Bravo Citizen Number 1…

CULTURE
CULTURE
8 months ago

I thought he will be answering from his own knowledge. Consult, consult, consult. Useless.

Hazmat
Hazmat
8 months ago
Reply to  CULTURE

the guy is brainless. He first has to consult the man with the brain SKC

Marx
Marx
8 months ago
Reply to  Hazmat

You just don’t like him. But at least you should know this is how it’s done elsewhere.

Mzedi
Mzedi
8 months ago

For the first Malawi has president and leader of opposition who are both clueless. The sooner the two get voted out the happier Malawians will be.

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
8 months ago
Reply to  Mzedi

Whatever you are smoking is too strong! Ingotambani kachasu basi. So Nankhumwa has become clueless because Mutharika does no longer want him? He is the guy who has been leader of opposition ena aja atawachotsa chifukwa choponda maize.

Marx
Marx
8 months ago
Reply to  Mzedi

Dem hetaz phein njosayamba. The sooner you start accepting, the better

Last edited 8 months ago by Marx
Joni
Joni
8 months ago
Reply to  Mzedi

MWASUTA CHIYANI BWANA….cha KK kapena???!!!

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