Opposition MPs reject ambush over Mwapasa confirmation as police IG

First deputy speaker Madalitso Kazombo on Wednesday adjourned parliament 30 minutes earlier than scheduled as opposition lawmakers rejected the government move to ambush the legislators on the confirmation of embattled acting police Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa.

Mwapasa: Parliament to reject or confirm

This was after Leader of the House Kondwani Nankhumwa asked the House to adopt a motion to vary order paper and print a new one which would have born the confirmation of Mwapasa and Joseph Nangantani as auditor general.

This caused commotion in the 193-strong House as opposition lawmakers vehemently rejected this, saying they needed enough notice to debate the issue.

Dowa east MP Richard Chimwendo Banda accused Nankhumwa of flouting House procedures when introducing such matters in the House.

“The House is a House of procedures and rules. The procedures and the rules have not been followed here,” said Chimwendo Banda.

He asked why Mwapasa should be confirmed IG when there is already another police chief, Rodney Jose, whom he said had just proceeded on leave and was yet to retire.

But Nankhumwa said all procedures and rules were followed before he introduced the matter into the House.

He said the Business Committee of parliament, the political leadership of the House, has endorsed the subject matter, saying this was why it appeared on the order paper.

Nankhumwa said the Public Appointments Committee (PAC) of parliament had been meeting to scrutinize the qualifications of Mwapasa.

 

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Jemusi
Jemusi
1 year ago

MPs should not confirm Mwapasa. It will be a disaster if they do. He is already failing in his duties. He is also linked to the death of Njaunju and Robert chasowa. Just look at the way the police has conducted themselves. He cannot even apologies for the unprofessional behaviour of the police during the demos

Iantana
Iantana
1 year ago

If he has the right qualifications, let him be confirmed !! After all he is already working as such

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  Iantana

its not the qualifications rather his performance! And he has acted as a thug rather than a policeman.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
1 year ago

Koma zambili ndie mbuzi,kumatsogozedwa ndi Ntembo.A ah koma ndi zizete zosaseta

A.m
A.m
1 year ago
Reply to  HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Ndi mbuli za asogoleli.ankazitamililatu kuti iwowo ndi adolo pazobela lelo zakanika.

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Jane asah wakulepherani pano mwayamba yina, koma olophera ndi wolephera basi aliyese wogwira ntchito boma ndi Kasey?pano mwayamba kutiopsa tikufuna kulanda boma .

Zholashe 78morere
Zholashe 78morere
1 year ago
Reply to  Charie

A charie
U Charie wathera pano lero mwaziona mbuzi zanu ZADWALIKATU AKUTI NDI RE-RUN BASI Osalowera u president pawindow achulukirenji makomo ku Sanjika.
RE RUN RE RUN ULENDO UJA WOTHAWA WAKWANA

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Court lake liti ?mm chisoni kwa opposition Court alowa mawa Friday.kuyambila 9 until 12 anakunamiza munthu Bale re run ndi 2024 woooh

A.m
A.m
1 year ago
Reply to  Charie

Ankhalila zomwezo sazaulawaso

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago

Mwapasa should not be confirmed as an IG of our police. If he is behaving with this level of impunity now how will he behave when he gets the top job? How many citizens will he kill or maim? Mwapasa should not be confirmed under all circumstances.

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

Chimwendo wake uti. I hope he is not The nepotistic one who announced that he does not want any MP from the south in parliament in Lilongwe forgetting that the building, he and his fellow Malawi Crocodile Party(MCP), call parliament was built by a development conscious Southerner, mapwiya mulhupalhe, the late BINGU WA MUTHARIKA, May his soul Rest In Peace. Zikomo kwambiri alhomwe polemekeza achewa. Ngakhale manda a Kamuzu, anakonzedwa ndi mulomwe. Zangovuta kuti Chakwera ndi osathokoza and he is spreading that cancer kwa achipeta onse. Kutereku Chimwendo Banda akufuna mchipeta akhale IG, sizitheka. Ma MP a kummwela kumayamba mwawelengana… Read more »

Zholashe 78morere
Zholashe 78morere
1 year ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

inde koma zilibe ntchito angulunu mwalephera to develop Blantyre ANGULU ACHABE CHABE

Charie
Charie
1 year ago
Reply to  Mesimadzi

Amen DPP Moto moto

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

By the end of the day the cadet will be confirmed

Chizo
Chizo
1 year ago

Zoona

Zawadi
Zawadi
1 year ago

Boma la zitsilu I ve never seen since I was born. Its like we have mbuzi za ma leaders this time around because president ndi chitsiluso without proper strategy and poor policymaking.

If they want mwapasa back door to be IG that’s another problem that will provoke Malawians to be in the street DEMONSTRATING that they don’t want him.

In fact Malawians they don’t want mwapasa.. koma Peter ndi galu samanva YET.. tell him he has to pay attention to the will of the people..

WE DONT WANT MWAPASA ASANKHE WINA..

Suzgo
Suzgo
1 year ago
Reply to  Zawadi

Iwe ndi ndani kuti uziti “we”… phokonyole ngati iwe, ukudziwa chani iwe… shupiti!

Charie
Charie
1 year ago
Reply to  Zawadi

Jane asah wakulepherani pano mwayamba ya mwapasa

Amdara
1 year ago
Reply to  Zawadi

Ukhale munthu usakhale ndi mphavu zosankhazo iweyo. Mbatata iwe eti.

Kachimanga
Kachimanga
1 year ago

Bravo our MPs…this cadet must be rejected

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago

I think we should not trust the leadership of the house.Something fishy here.

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