Malawi Parliament goes paperless, electronic Hansard

Speaker of parliament Gotani Hara says the National Assembly has now stopped publishing hard copies of chamber documents which include Hansards.

Speaker Gotani Hara

Hansards details the daily planned business of the House.

She said parliament will now be producing the Hansard in electronic form following an agreement reached at a recent business commitee meeting, a meeting of party leadership in the 193-strong House.

“This will improve efficiency and cost effectiveness in the circulation of chamber documents, especially the Hansard,” she said on Monday in the House just before Finance minister Joseph Mwanamvekha presented the K1.7 trillion national budget.

She said hard copies of the Hansard will only be produced on request by members of parliament.

Parliament is expected to buy a laptop for each of the member of parliament.

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The Socialist
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The Socialist

Wow! I hope you mean every MP will buy themselves a computer…? Those people get so much money for doing basically nothing! Now it is only logical that they buy the tools for their “trade” by themselves. And it’s high time we raised the bar of requirements for one to run for parliament otherwise if we are worried that some MPs may not even be able to operate a computer then it’s safe to say at best we are f*k’d.

Ulemu Banda
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Ulemu Banda

About time. Printing is more expensive and environmentally unfriendly. Laptops for every member of parliament is a good idea.

Justice Uris's
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Justice Uris's

This would be more expensive such as buying laptops and teaching Std 4,5,6,7 8 Mps

MUTABARUKA
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ABSOLUTELY RIGHT VINJENJE OTHER MPS DONT KNOW EVEN HOW TO OPERATE THE COMPUTER

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Ma lap top were already bought and distributed to the president, cabinet ministers and all members of parliament.

A Chimu apempha kuti adzilandira printed copies. Akuti izi za ma laptop kumangoni kulibe moti akusaka munthu woti awaombole pamtengo wokambirana.

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Abuse of resources at its worst.How often do they buy laptops for these useless M.P.s ?