Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has hinted that it is ready to surrender the vehicle MG393AH which leader of the opposition Dr Lazarus Chakwera is currently using as part of his parliamentary entitlement.
Addressing a news conference at the MCP headquarters in Lilongwe on Thursday, five Members of Parliament of MCP led by Publicity Secretary, Dr Jessie Kabwira took turn in asking government to take Chakwera official vehicle if Executive see it as only remaining solution in solving myriad of problems locking the country.
“We are not clinging to the vehicle, after all as a party we are ready to give it to government so that the issue can be resolved once for all,” said Kabwira.
Taking his turn, Member of Parliament for Kasungu Central, Amon Nkhata, said that Government should also withdraw all vehicles from different heads of departments, Principal secretaries, Ministers, and from the office of Vice President.
“All of them were bought the same vehicles as their entitlement but it is surprising that only Chakwera is being fingered,” said Nkhata.
Kasungu East Parliamentarian Madaliso Kazombo, said when one is being employed he is given condition of services and entitlements.
He said Chakwera is entitled to the vehicle as his title is constitutional office.
Meanwhile, MCP has said it is geared for the next sitting of Parliament slated for Friday, Nov. 6, which starts with State of Nation Address from President Peter Mutharika.
Among other businesses during the sitting, the minister of finance is expected to deliver ministerial report on the state of economy in the country.