State House kickstarts weekly briefings: ‘Money for MP’s houses not from national budget’

State House has  disclosed that the funding that will be used to build houses for Members of parliament (MP’s) will come from special investors not the national budget.

Kampondeni speaking to the media
The attendees of the press briefing
Kampondeni (L) and Brian Banda at the the press briefing
Chaima Banda: Attended

The clarification was made on Monday by the Presidential Director of Communication Sean Kampondeni through a new program called ‘weekly briefing’ to be aired every Monday.

According to presidential press secretary Brian Banda, the program is aimed at communicating to Malawians on activities carried out by the government.

In his State of the Nation (SONA) address last Friday, President Lazarus Chakwera announced government will construct houses for Members of Parliament in all 193 constituencies.

Chakwera did not disclose the source of funds for the project hence inviting criticisms from the public who said the project is a waste of resources.

However, on Monday, Kampondeni said the presidency  does not regard the issue of construction of the residences as a matter of urgency and that there is no timeline for the project.

Kampondeni added that the President did not say that the MPs’ houses are going to be placed in the national budget.

During the briefing, State House press office disclosed that the President is also meeting vice-president Saulos Chilima on appointment of new board members of various state enterprises.

According to Kampondeni, the President has also met Members of Parliament from the Tonse Alliance on streamlining the alliance’s efforts in Parliament.

On assessment of the provisional cabinet,  Kampondeni said: “We will make available the performance indicators to the public. All the indicators are related to the Super High 5 agenda, public reforms, fighting corruption and key strategic manifesto agenda.”

The briefing was also attended by Chief Advisor to President on Policy and Mnaifesto Implementation, Chris Chaima Banda.

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National CEO
National CEO
9 months ago

If the money is not from the national budget then where are you taking it from? Are you using the back door? We want all the money to be accounted.

Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
9 months ago

I think we Malawians enjoy missery.

Putting religious people in political positions ndi zakale.

Religious leaders stopped running for political office long ago.

Here in Malawi we find it a novelty (Dr Laz)

Politics is for people with political vision not Devine vision.

Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.

Malawians have not mastered basics and we wonder why we are the poorest country in the universe.

Moses Jimmy
Moses Jimmy
9 months ago

Tati zachibwanazo ife ayi. Nyumba za ma Mp zipndulila ndani? Tagwila mwendo ndalama zimenezo tapangilani zinthu za nzeru fukolanga

Mofolo
Mofolo
9 months ago

One indicator that Chakwera presidency will be a flop

CULTURE
CULTURE
9 months ago

Kuyendesa boma simasewera!!! Sinthawi yakampeni iyi. No more talks just fullfil your promises Mr Talk-talk.

Tuntyufe
Tuntyufe
9 months ago

Koma seriously mpaka building houses for MPs. Abale ndapota nanu use that money elsewhere

Bbbbb
Bbbbb
9 months ago

Ķkkkkkkkkkkkkkl house MPs

Nzilikazi
Nzilikazi
9 months ago

Apm had better idea of one community college in each and every constituency. Chakwera boma lamukanika ili patseni chilima ayendetse. Everyday chakwera comes up with something it’s always very bad and low effort. Dull

Restoring the warm heart of Africa, my foot
Restoring the warm heart of Africa, my foot
9 months ago

These Chakwera people they do not have anything to do. Honestly speaking. What was the press briefing for? Basi anthu kuononga nthawi ndi ndalama zawo kuzamvera zimenezo. Abale tiripamavuto mwamva.

Shaibu
Shaibu
9 months ago

On a long term basis and with a sober mind, I think the construction of MPs houses will save some money. The government will cut on housing allowance. More that 80 percent of rural MPs live in cities, if they stay in their constituencies they will see the need for good school, hospitals roads etc.

kwest
kwest
9 months ago
Reply to  Shaibu

government can issue a mandate that they live in their constituency apart from during parliament and give them an allowance based on the constituency basi

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