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.
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.