Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe on Wednesday asked the second deputy speaker of Parliament, Dr Clement Chiwaya to order Members of Parliament (MPs) to stop referring MzimbaSouth West MP Khumbo Kachali as the former vice president while in Parliament.
Gondwe’s remarks come after number of legislatures from both government and opposition side, including the Minister of Health Dr Peter Kumpalume referred Kachali as former vice resident especially if they are in support of his comment in the House.
However, Gondwe who was responding to most of the MPs’ questions as the Finance Minister, said the development was uncalled.
He said if Kachali accept that or the MPs continue referring him as a former vice president, he have a lot questions to answer.
“Mr Second Deputy Speaker Sir, through you, I want honourable members to stop referring the Mzimba south west legislature as a former vice President. He is just a mere MP here and if he accept or members continue that, he will answer a lot of questions,” said Gondwe.
The second deputy speaker, Kachali or other MPs did not respond to Gondwe’s remarks.
Nyasa Times understand that Kachali will stop receiving the benefits of being the vice president especially if he allowed to be referred to as vice president while in Parliament.
The benefits include, free house and security guards among others.
Kachali served as the vice President of the country after the death of President Bingu Wa Mutharika in 2012 for two years .
He was hand picked by former President Joyce Banda and who later dumped him in 2014 during the tripartite elections.
But he contested as MP and won.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :