Kaliati’s swearing-in sealed with a kiss
A married couple in the new parliament Patricia and Angie Dishon Kaliati on Tuesday took their oath of office and received more attention as they displayed their affectionate.
The Kaliati’s are members of ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
After taking his oath, Angie who is amongst the ‘newbies’ in the National Assembly, walked to his wife and firmly planted a kiss on her lips. It was still very loving.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, Kaliati described his wife as his “best friend”.
A section of new Members of Parliament swore before God to well and truly to serve the Republic of Malawi while doing right to all manner of people in accordance with the laws of manner and without fear or favour.
Among the faces in the new Parliament that took an oath on Tuesday included Juliana Lunguzi of Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
The parliamentarians will undergo a one week orientation training before the House starts sitting for a budget session next Monday.
Five lawmakers have already confirmed plans to vie for the post of parliament speaker when the house convenes for its first meeting next week.
There are 52 independent MPs in Malawi’s 193-member National Assembly.
President Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has 49 seats; the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 48; the People’s Party (PP) of former president Joyce Banda 26; the United Democratic Front (UDF) 14; and one each for the Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) and Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP).