Parliament curtail point of order: Mutharika says Malawi not spared of Covid-19 crisis

Malawi Parliament on Friday morning adopted a motion to wave some of its standing orders as part of adjusting to the coornvarius (Covid-19)  pandemic.

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Leader of the House Kondwani Nankhumwa is the one moved a motion in view of the Covid-19 pandemic to amend standing orders and suspend some standing orders of the House to allow the Speaker to enforce measures to safeguard it from the pandemic.

Some of the newly adopted measure includes limiting the session to two hours per day, curtailing too many point orders and creating two chambers.

Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani-Hara said the measures are aimed at ensuring that Members of Parliament are free from contracting Covid-19.

She said the threat of Covid-19 cannot be underestimated.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika delivered a pre-recorded State of the Nation Address (Sona) to Parliament through a video link.

“Let us admit we have a crisis. Coronavirus is real and coronavirus is a crisis. It is killing millions of people everywhere. Our turn has come and Malawi is not being spared. Yet, we are taking this problem lightly,” he said.

Mutharika said health experts have advised that the country should brace for the worse .

“We must brace for the worse,” he said.

The meeting will run for seven weeks.

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World Health Organisation
World Health Organisation
4 years ago

The President is lying Covid-19 is not killing Million’s everywhere that is a grotesque over reaction.and an uneducated IRRESPONSIBLE STATEMENT
Fact Check: Africa has 4,783 deaths attributed to Covid-19 in the Continent of Africa of 1,300,000,000 Billion people.
More people die each Day of Malaria, TB, HIV, Ebola, Cancer, Car Accidents than Covid-19
In fact Africa reports 36 million deaths a year from all illnesses
Ref: www worldometer

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
4 years ago

Are they the same experts who advised you to close schools and keep the boarders WIDE open at the time when didn’t have a single case?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
4 years ago

Which experts are you talking about agogo? We’ve had the virus for such a long time in Malawi and what has it done? Zisankho zilikobe gogo, kulibe kuthawa.

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