MCP scoops leadership of most parliamentary committees

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has scooped leadership of most of the parliamentary committees during elections held on Friday.

Kandodo: Chairperson for Public Accounts Committee
Gwengwe: Budget and Finance chair

MCP Chief Whip Sam Kawale confirmed that the party’s MPs had been elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of various committees, including the crucial Budget and Finance, Public Accounts and Public Appointments and Declaration of Assets.

According to Standing Orders at Parliament, constitutionally established committees such as Legal Affairs, Public Appointments and Declaration of Assets, Public Accounts, Defence and Security and Budget and Finance are supposed to be chaired by opposition MPs for effective checks and balances.

Among the MCP MPs,  parliamentarian Collins Kajawa (Lilongwe Mpenu Nkhoma) has been elected to chair the Public Appointments Committee (PAC), Ken Kandodo (Kasungu Central) will be chairperson for Public Accounts Committee while Sosten Gwengwe (Lilongwe Msozi North) will head the Budget and Finance Committee.

Kezzie Msukwa (Chitipa East) has been elected chairperson of Legal Affairs committee while Jephter Mwale (Mchinji Central) has taken the chairmanship of the Government Assurances Committee mandated to keep track of responses to oral questions posed by MPs during question time.

Deus Gumba Banda (Mchinji South West) has been elected chairperson of HIV/AIDS and Nutrition committee.

Other committees which have gone to MCP include Social and Community Affairs, Education, Natural Resources, Education,  Industry, Trade and Tourism, and Local Government and Decentralisation.

The governing  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has taken the chairmanship of the Agriculture and Irrigation. It is chaired by Sameer Suleman (Blantyre City South East) And his deputy is MCP’s  Ulemu Chilapondwa (Ntchisi South), while McNice Aboo Naliwa (Zomba Nsondole)  is chairing mEDIA Committee and Werani Chilenga heads one on Climate Change.

DPP’s Lonnie Chijere Phiri (Zomba Chingale) has been elected chairperson of the Women Caucus in Parliament which comprises all female MPs, including Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers.

Independent legislator Dr Matthews Ngwale (Chiradzulu West) has been elected chairperson of Health committee.

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mtete
mtete
1 year ago

APM is so worried about all this. The guy must have high blood pressure.

Smart Aunt Sally
1 year ago

It is time for Makoka light ground coffee. Enjoy.

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Chakwera’s accent is real and not fake. We can understand what he is saying, unlike APM who sounds as though the mouth is full of marbles.

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

Mipando yonse yomwe atenga a MCP, amatenga ndi otsutsa boma. Apa MCP yavomera kuti ndi yotsutsa.

TOSH
1 year ago

LETS CLAP HANDS FOR MCP MY PARTY

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago

Ghost worker fake accent ex-reverend did not attend the entire 3 weeks of the Session of Parliament yet claimed allowances for the entire period without shame.

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago

Shameful indeed.

Philosopher
Philosopher
1 year ago

Only one from the North, the rest are Chewas, and you are busy pointing finger at DPP for nepotism while three of your own fingers are pointing at you. Pathetic! All politicians are the same so pasamakhale wina omaloza mzake kuti Ali ndi ziwanda. Olo kuberana mavoti zimangotengera kuti mbava yayikulu ndi iti but you are all thieves! Fwatseki!

Austin j.Zuze
Austin j.Zuze
1 year ago
Reply to  Philosopher

Kikikikiki ask your father if he’s he’s still alive among all this position which is bigger than speaker of national assembly? I rest my case,stupid tipxt cadet

Philosopher
Philosopher
1 year ago
Reply to  Austin j.Zuze

Mukufuna kunena chani kodi inu? Kkkkkkk. Yeselani kulemba Chichewa mwina zimveka

Belekanyama
Belekanyama
1 year ago

Boma iloo! Just waiting for a default judgement lol

Okwiya
Okwiya
1 year ago

Let’s all put hands 4dem pliz

Emmanuel
Emmanuel
1 year ago

Kodi utm kulibe koma ndiye yathapo msanga

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago
Reply to  Emmanuel

Moto buu! – wamapesi… kkkkkkkkkk

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