Kamlepo successfully lobbies for Malawi media to cover Parliament live

Firebrand Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua has become the darling of the media after he succesfully lobbied that the media should cover live parliamentary committee meetings.

Kamlepo: Let news organisation access information freely

Kalua said after the succesful passing of the Access to Information Bill, the media should no longer be controlled and told what to cover in parliamentary committee meetings.

“We are here for the people we present, they must know everything we do for them, we do no have anythin to hide,” he said.

He said allowing the media cover parliament would fit in to the policy of bringing parliament to the people.

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya has since authorised the media to cover live parliamentary committee meetings.

Meanwhile, parliament rises Friday, after a four week meeting.

However, some sections of society have expressed concern that there was laxity in the way the legislators did their job.

Former speaker of the National Assembly Sam Mpasu  said high abseteism showed the members of parliament lacked commitment.

At least 83 MPs were absent on Wednesday and 68 on Thursday.

“The National Assembly leadership should take the blame, it did not instil discipline,” said Mpasu who is now the president of New Labour Party.

He said the common disciplinary action is deduction of their K50,000 a day allowance on each day they are absent from the House.

Leader of the House George Thapuwela Chaponda said there are seven bills yet to be passed.

He said on Friday, the legislators will work late, will not rise at 12 noon inorder to tackle some of the bills.

In addition, the next meeting of parliament will be called earlier than scheduled to deal with the outsstanding bills.

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ROBINYO CHAVINYO
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Our Parliament must also make amendments on The Bill for Term of Office for MPs to limit them to TEN YEARS This will avoid the syndrome of having Life Ministers who are always busy enriching themselves thereby making our country poor and poor

bournney salima
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yaaa zafikapo. a Chakwera opposition yanu mwaitenga profetionally pitilizani kugwirizana lemekezani awo mukuwatsogolera, tayambatu tsopano kuonachungamo zoonadi otsutsa mukuimiriradi amalawi. chonde tiomboleni tiri pamoto. kamlepo pepa udachedwa kulowa mpaliament anthu akwanu samadziwa kuti mwa inn muli chilungamo osati makani. zabwino zose otsutsa tilankhulireni, timenyereni nkhondo tigonjetsereni Goliath.

ATU
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DONT PAY MPS WHEN THEY RUN AWAY FROM PARLIAMENT
THEY ARE AFRAID OF SPEAKING THEIR BROKEN ENGLISH IN PARLIAMENT

WELL DONE MWANA NTCHEE MWANA NTCHEEE
FOR FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE THATS THE WAY TO GO.

MAY GOD BLESS

Anafi Ibrahim
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Zingamakhale bwino kwambiri zitamatero.

Peter Mukhalika
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Kamlepo ndi deal amwene……

Khwanya
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Thats the way to go, chisalu chankachisi chang’ambika pakati, imeneyo ndiyo Demokalase.

Chambe
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That’s good development. Next is the guiding Policy document and procedures to access the information. We need this like yesterday. As common people, we are concerned about how our Local Government is conducting its business at District, Council and TAs Levels. As concerned Vendors,there are too many informal markets in the Districts and Trading Centers and the Councils are not building any markets for us yet they collect revenue from every vendor every year with nothing in return. Where there are markets, sanitation,running water and electricity are non existent. We know that Council Officials are stealing the funds and we… Read more »
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