The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has pledged to concentrate on the job of a legitimate opposition in a democracy by ensuring power checks and balances for the benefit of Malawians.
MCP spokeswoman Dr Jessie Kabwila said the party will provide firm, fair and honest alternative voice “in the best interests of Malawi.”
Kabwila, who is Member of Parliament for Salima North west, told Nyasa Times in an interview on the sidelines of her launch of a K2 million football cash bonanza in her constituency on Saturday.
She said MCP is ready for a budget session of parliament and that through its president and leader of opposition Lazarous Chakwera, it will provide a system of checks and balances that will prevent the abuse of power and promote good governance.
“A legitimate opposition provides constructive criticism rather than destructive mudslinging. MCP will always be constructive,” she said.
The 2015/16 budget sitting, which starts on Tuesday, May 5, will go on until July 3.
The house will also discuss bills carried forward from previous sitting; they include the Reserve Bank of Malawi Amendment Bill, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Bill, Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply Bill, Metrology Bill and the Insolvency Bill.
Speaking about the football tournament in her constituency at Nakaleza Primary School in the area of T/A Makanjira in Salima, said there is talent for the youth and wants to enhance their potential.
Former Central Region Football League official Zacharia Kasakura thanked Kabwira for launching the tournament, saying it will go a long way in nurturing talent.
Present during the launch was T/A Makanjira who commended Kabwila for the initiative.