New parliamentary committee in the offing

Malawi Parliament is expected to establish a new committee which will oversee development and cooperating partners supporting the ever expanding National Assembly.

Speaker Gotani Hara flanked by some parliament staff meeting donors
Donors meeting Malawi Parliament staff
Parliament staff during the meeting

Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara led officials from parliament in a crucial meeting with the cooperating partners to lay the foundation stone for the establishment of the committee.

“The meeting is an effort to improve coordination of the support to parliament and also to ensure that the support being provided is addressing the key needs of the institution,” says Hara.

Among those that attended the meeting include High Commissioners and ambassadors from the US, People’s Republic of China, Ireland, Norway, Japan and Egypt.

Others were representatives from the UN, World Bank and Department for International Development (DfID) of the UK. 

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mpilu
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mpilu

basi kusolobana apombonezeka a malawi

Mateyu salijeni
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I thought it will oversee the developments nationwide ? Malawians doing things upside-down everytime

Kaka
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Kaka

What a silly idea. This is where we always get it wrong as Africans. There is no need to bring foreigners close to an institution such as parliament in that way. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the one to handle that. Parliament is a sovereign institution. In other words, you DO NOT need to bring the so called development partners very close. Parliament should only provide oversight to what and how government (or the executive) is conducting Malawi’s foreign relations with external partners. The new Speaker seems to be less conversant with how Parliaments work as far as foreign… Read more »