Kalemba finally sworn in as Clerk of Parliament

Law expert Fiona Kalemba has finally been sworn in as clerk of parliament, two weeks after the state won a legal battle against some legislators who wanted to block her ascendency to the position.

Fiona Kalemba: New Clerk of Parliament takes oath of office
Fiona Kalemba: New Clerk of Parliament takes oath of office

Administering the swearing in on Thursday, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda asked Kalemba to be professional, saying this would enable her do the job effectively and effectively.

She said the oath of allegiance would help her uphold the Republican Constitution all time whilst the oath of office would help her serve Malawi without fear or favour.

The swearing in of Kalemba, the former chief draftsman in the ministry of Justice, brings to rest a political storm between the legislature and the executive arm of government on one hand and the opposition and the ruling party on the other.

The swearing in failed to take place in November, 2016 following a court injunction obtained by four MPs; Kamlepo Kalua, Enock Chihana, Harry Mkandawire and Peter Chakwantha who argued the parliamentary service commission interviews for the job were won by former judge Charles Mkandawire and wondered why President Peter Mutharika hand picked her for the job when she came third.

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Nyombi
Nyombi
5 years ago

No offence, but Kalemba really looks like Shrek’s wife Fiona

Legal mind
Legal mind
5 years ago

Let’s wait and see since already the working relationship btwn her and the MPs has tilted to the negative side. Won’t we see the same precedent of Matilda Katopola? Watch this space.

Lord
Lord
5 years ago

Koma ndi zwitsotu, asaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautilicios

Rankin Kumwenda
Rankin Kumwenda
5 years ago

Nepotism at its best.

John Paul al Khomeini
John Paul al Khomeini
5 years ago

is it true that her monthly salary will be twelve million mk?

Nyangwita
Nyangwita
5 years ago

Atumbuka wanted all parliament staff to be from Nyika. Fiona, if they give you shit, kick them out of parliament corridors, becasue this is what these people do, deliberate sabotage.

Ray
Ray
5 years ago

Congratulations Fiona

John
John
5 years ago

I think it is good to see a woman holding this position but I also believe that it should not be up to the President to decide who holds this position but it should be the role of the Speaker of the National Assembly – possibly with an affirmative vote from the National Assembly – to appoint the Clerk of Parliament. Is there any reason why the legislative chamber’s independence in this matter has not been upheld?

Ellias
Ellias
5 years ago

akuti was sworn in mu november 2016????? journalists….. nde kuti sanamulumbitsetu kkkk

Achimidizimidzi
Achimidizimidzi
5 years ago

Now a days, I am convinced that no appointed person can delivery, as long the appointing person is still power.

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