Parliament meets February for mid-term budget review

Malawi Parliament has called for a meeting of legislators from February 10 to 28, 2020 for mid-term budget review.

Speaker Gotani Hara: Parliament to meet for mid-term budget

A statement from the office of the Speaker says the three-week meeting will be the third in the current 48th session of parliament.

Apart from reviewing the budget, the House will also deal with other businesses including bills.

The mid-term budget review will coincide with the ruling of the landmark presidential election results case which is expected by end of February 2020.

However, the members of parliament will not be affected by the ruling as UTM president Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera are not challenging the parliamentary election results.

However, Chakwera has vowed to continue boycotting parliamentary proceedings until the Constitutional Court gives a verdict on the politically charged presidential election case.

In an interview, Chakwera said he does not recognize President Peter Mutharika as the Head of State following serious allegations of vote rigging and presidential election result manipulation in his favour by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

“We are challenging the leadership of the country in court. Until the determination on the matter is made, I will stay away from parliament,” said Chakwera.

Chakwera was supposed to take over as Leader of Opposition in Parliament following his party’s good showing during the parliamentary elections.

He however took the oath of office as member of parliament for Lilongwe but refused to say whether he gets monthly salary and other benefits as a legislator, asking the reporter to go and check with parliament.

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Mbwiye
Mbwiye
2 years ago

Check how many times mps meet, ikatha sitting kenako macommitte, nawoso akuzipangatu munthu wakumudzi palibepo chake apa.

Nabanda
2 years ago

Jane Ansah rigged the election in favor of her boyfriend Peter. Malawians are bitter for this

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2 years ago

Inu ma MP ndikubwelezanso kumeneko osamangokomedwa ndi ndalama ino ndi nthawi yokonza dziko tayambani kuchotsa mphamvu za purezidenti komanso malamulo achitsamunda mwamva.Khoti likamagamula obwelao adziwe kuti ino sinthawi yoputsisa olo kumaba iyayi koma kutumukila mtundu mwamva?????????????🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥moto umene wayaka pano mu Malawi palibe amene adzauzimetse muzingoyalukapo nonse okuba achinyengo oputsisa mwamva??????

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
2 years ago

Great ! just in time for the ConCourt ruling

Nematodes
2 years ago

Did the reporter check with parliament?

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