Malawi to privatise mortuaries: Kamlepo says its ‘horrendous’

Member of Parliament for Rumphi East, Kamlepo Kalua (People’s Party) send parliament into a laughter mode when he said “a mortuary and an ambulance is the same and they marry.”

Kamlepo: How can you privatise mortuaries?

Kamlepo: How can you privatise mortuaries?

Minister of Health Kalilani: Malawi to privatise mortuaries

Minister of Health Kalilani: Malawi to privatise mortuaries

His comments came when he told Minister of Health Jean Kalilani that an ambulance in his constituency was withdrawn.

But when MPs laughed at his statement, Kalua said: “Listen, people should not just laugh for the sake of laughing or entertaining this House. It is similar and related because when a body is there, and there is an ambulance service, they can take that body to a village and for them to say it is not similar is something quite strange.”

There was more laughter and Speaker Richard Msowoya said Kalua was making the Members to laugh “for the sake of it, because a dead body, an ambulance and a mortuary are not the same.”

But Kalua insisted that they are the same.

“You know that they are not the same,” said the Speaker.

Kalua responded: “But they belong to the same section.”

Meanwhile, Minister of Health Kalilani told the House that through the reforms, government is going to propose the delinking of mortuaries from public hospitals using the Private Public Partnership (PPP) law, “to enable private people to run the mortuaries.”

Kalilani said it is a proposal and only informed “what is in the pipe line. “

Kalua stood on a point of order to state that Minister of Health is out of order by informing the country that in her ministry, there are plans to privatise mortuaries.

Said Kalua: “This is horrendous and terrible. How can you privatise mortuaries? What message is she trying to send to the country? “

Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya, commented on Kalua’s point of order: “I think you are in a very good mood today. You know, as much as I do, if I may say so, that in most of the developed world, all morgues are privately owned by the undertakers. Let us not go there, but what I am trying to say is that you are ruled out of order. Malawi must also progress amongst other countries. “

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INEYO
Guest

@ wINSTON MSOWOYA…….Hon Kamlepo has been talking about the Mlowe/Chiweta road in the house if u have been following deliberations, on this mortuary issue he is also right, dont put it as if it is the only thing he has raised for your constituency, mind u mps also discuss national issues,,,Kamplepo is outstanding…….ALL THE BEST KK

INEYO
Guest

hahah I LOVE KAMLEPO….we need him around. 2019 i will go vote for u in your constituency….keep it up

Keen Observer
Guest

Nzeru zopusa zimenezi do you want to tell us kuti ndi umphawi umene uli Mmalawi anthu azizitenga kuti ndalama zolipira ma Undertaker?????? DPP iganize bwino iyi ndi ticket yotulukira Mboma akuyiputayi.

Zinjathropus
Guest

First you store K92 billion from living people and now you want to steal from dead people;Sheeee!!!!

wooooo
Guest

zitsilu za dpp muuzane ndi mathanyula wanuyo

ADE
Guest

WHY NOT PRIVATE PRISON, PRIVATE POLICE, ETC. AND PRIVATE GOVERNMENT?

kesterchipala
Guest

Kid anthu akumiz azizatha kukawombola mtembowo?pofunika aMP akafuse anthu adera lawo pa zakugulisa ma mamotchale aboma.akawuzu ubwino ndi kuipa kwake.osamangothamangira Ku ombela mmanja.kamlepo akulondola

Malawiano
Guest

If this is true the we should not be paying taxes so that we can afford to pay for hospital,motury and even school fees

mafiloe
Guest

Kalua has a point u must think twice before coming up with this issue dont compare Malawi to these developing countries death is not something u can plan for pliz think twice

PIERRE
Guest

AVUTA NDI MA REFORMS. KOMA ZILIKOLIKO ZOFUKURA NDI MANJA KHASU LIRIPO

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