Malawi Parliament adjourned sine die on Friday October 3 after the sitting approve t he 2014/15 K742 billion zero-aid national budget, passing of seven bills as well as reading of ministerial statements among others.
The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) described the just ended National Assembly second meeting of the 45th session as “fruitful” and a “great success”.
“ It is our belief as MCP that we will work together for the betterment of this nation without tribalism, regionalism and any other -ism to move forward,” said MCP president and leader of opposition Dr Lazarus Chakwela.
Although he described the meeting as fruitful, the leader of PP in Parliament, Uladi Mussa observed some shortfalls in ministerial statements on Cashgate, education quota system and students selection to Nkhatabay Secondary School.
“We wish the names of those involved in Cashgate could have been released because some people who are being labelled out there as cashgaters are not those who took part,” he said.
However, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu told the house that it is difficult to come up with the names as the forensic report did not contain them.
“However, looking into the report, we have come up with the names but since there are still cases in court, we may disclose them off record,” he said, but this did not happen.
Leader of government Francis Kasaila expressed his profound gratitude to all members for their co-operation, dedication to duty and constructive and invaluable contributions during the meeting.
Speaker Richard Msowoya adjourned parliament sine die.