Opposition summon Mutharika in Parliament:  MPs to grill Malawi President in question’s time

Opposition legislators say they have summoned President Peter Mutharika to answer questions on food shortages and accessibility as well as the fast decaying economy.

Mutharika  expected  in parliament to answer questions
Mutharika expected in parliament to answer questions

Firebrand Rumphi east MP Kamlepo Kalua has confirmed the summoning, saying he is expected to appear before Parliament this week.

“He was supposed to appear before parliament last Wednesday but as you might be aware, parliament was in committee of supply so he could not come,” said the outspoken Peoples Party vice president.

Kalua assured the President that the opposition would respect his presence, saying it will not be characteristic of South African parliament where the head of state is shouted at and booed by the opposition.

“He will have a dignified and peaceful atmosphere because the issues he will be tackling will be of great national importance. We want him to tackle issues of maize availability and accessibility as some people continue to die or faint. We want him to declare a state of emergency,” he said.

He also said the President should tell the nation how his administration is dealing with the ailing economy that has led to the high cost of living pushing more Malawians in untold poverty and misery.

Leader of the House Francis Kasaira could not be reached for comment but Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale said the President would attend to such summons if questions are filed in advance.

If Mutharika honours the summon, this will be the first time in over 20 years when a head of state has answered questions in the House after Bakili Muluzi who faced a myriad of questions in mid 1990s from the then leader of opposition Gwanda Chakuamba when parliament was meeting in Zomba.

 

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phunziro
phunziro
5 years ago

this country is for us all.

kudya nkhupisaka
5 years ago

Kodi iwe Kamlepo atati akupatse mpata kwa mwezi umodzi kuti ungolamulirako ungakonze zinthu? osamangotchuka ndi kuvuta ngati an eye sore anthu azikutanani kuti mumalankhula.Ndale ziri ngati mpira umaona kuti sakusewera bwino koma lowani kumangokanika,inuyo ndinu M’malawi lithandizeni boma pomwe pakuvutapo zikatero tidzati we have a constructive opposition.Or APM abwere ku parliament zomwe mukufuna will it happen in 24hrs? Mabvuto ali mdziko muno ngofuna kugwirana manja osati momwe mukuchitira APM sabweretse njala if anything call JEHOVA for that questioning coz if read the Bible which the bôok of prophecies it rightly says that masiku otsiliza kudzakhala zinthu zomwe zikuchitikazi njala,nkhondo,zivomezi,anthu azayipilayipila,osakonda… Read more »

Phwisa
Phwisa
5 years ago

A Jelbin Mk mwasonyesa utsilutu apa. Funsani odziwa kuti mafunso amene ma MPs amafunsa zimakhala bwanji. 21 years have passed since tha last Malawi president answered questions in parliament . Why today. We have been saying we want our MPs to come up with policies which will help prevent hunger in future not yesterday whether be it DPP govt or PP, MDP or MCP .

Phita Muthanyula
Phita Muthanyula
5 years ago

“If the questions are filed in advance”? Kalekeni Kaphale usilu wakowo.

Phwisa
Phwisa
5 years ago

Any sane Malawians knows why the country has such problems. Even outsiders know. PAC conference . Parliament . But opposition members of parliament do not know. The good thing is its the opposition members and not parliament. What these Opposition MPs are forgetting is chimanga chacha madela ena akukolola. What will opposition then say come Aprili May. Mukuzimbaitsila za treason. Muona mu akafoila mapulani anuwo. 2019 si panotu

Jelbin mk
Jelbin mk
5 years ago

Kaphale is another fool how can question time be pre-scribed? Then what will be the basis of summoning him if questions are already prepared? Do you want to answer for him?

cymru
cymru
5 years ago

KK, may be you have not read the other comments. For your information I’m not a support of any party. The president for Malawi is the president of all whether you like it or not. It is not proper to say your ”president” as if he is president of a party. As far as he is State president, then it is obvious that he is president of Malawians because the State of Malawi belongs to people of Malawi. If you are a foreigner then its alright he is not your president. For example Hon. Dr. Chakwera is president of MCP,… Read more »

2016 welcome
2016 welcome
5 years ago

@5 you seem to be the pinnacle of ignorance almost in all spheres of life.Your writing tells it all. You can’t even know that a sentence needs to start with a capital letter. Then how can we expect such a dolt to understand the functions of the three arms of government? Arranging adult literacy classes is in order for you.

KK
KK
5 years ago

11,Who is writing bad names of your leader what ever you call him here? read carefully before you start talking shit yah!! check again. No one has called your President any bad name here,
Mukufunika kukayezetsa maso inu kuti muzivala mandalasi.

Sizoona
Sizoona
5 years ago

I know some think they are the wisest, but alas, too dull indeed. Admarc showing availability of maize in their markets, and it is reported that the kwacha is gaining strength, so what answers do you want? If I were an advisor to the president, i would tell him not to go. They want to fulfill their ritual on him aziti mulungu wawo wa ku Nigeria akunena zoona. Already some foolish people are celebrating saying they are waiting for a state funeral. Akuti aguliratu ng’ombe. Foolishness at its worst. Mwaiwala kuti mudampha munyenyembe ku parliament komweko?

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