Uproar in Malawi Parliament over use of 10 000 condoms per month: House suspends

There was an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon as member protested over a newspaper report that the House dispenses about 10 000 condoms every month.

First Deputy Speaker Kazombo: Condoms must be returned 
Suleman: We can afford our condoms

The Nation newspaper quoted Parliament’s head of administration, Maggie Chinsinga   after receiving on behalf of Parliament a donation of 206 000 condoms from Aids Health Foundation (AHF), that the condoms are used by members of Parliament (MPs) and visitors who access lavatories in the Parliament Building where they are strategically placed.

According to Chinsinga, in the past, Parliament was getting its condom supplies from the Lilongwe District Health Office but later Partners in Hope took over and has been supplying them ever since.

But MPs did not take the story lightly, with Mulanje Bale Constituency Parliamentarian, Victor Musowa, saying the story has injured their reputation as people out there consider the legislators as sex pests.

He asked for the House to adjourn to allow MPs to return to their constituencies and reassure their spouses.

Blantyre City South legislator Suleman Sameer asked Parliament when was the research conducted  to come with such a projection.

“This should be taken serious. I suggest from now, as parliament, let’s not receive these donations of condoms. We can afford our condoms. We are embarrassed,” said Suleman.

He demanded the parliamentary official to explain “with facts where she got that information. She works here, maybe she has evidence.”

On his part, Leader of the House Richard Chimwendo Banda said: “We have been seriously injured with the report. While it is a laughing matter, it is an issue of integrity.”

First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Madalitso Kazombo clarified that condoms which are distributed at Parliament are not only used by MPs but also parliamentary stakeholders who include journalists.

He said: “Condoms are not only for MPs but for all stakeholders who come to Parliament including journalists. It is; therefore, wrong to conclude that we MPs are the ones using these condoms.”

Kazombo said the published story “is not a true reflection”.

He ruled that the condoms be returned by back to AHF and that the reporter to issue an apologise.

“In this House, we debate issues that matter not such petty issues,” said the First Deputy Speaker.

Meanwhile, parliament was suspended to allow the condoms be returned and leadership of the House to map the way forward in reputation management over such publicity.

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Grey
Grey
26 days ago

Koma this government

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
27 days ago

kodi bwanji kugula mankhwala
zipangizo
mu zipatalamu.
So a local patient has to pay k20.000 to get their specimen to get examined at mwaiwathu when PMPs are usung our taxes to buy condoms??????? Brothel yeni yeni

BigMan
BigMan
27 days ago

Whats wrong with condoms? There is a difference between taking the condoms from the available places and using the condoms.

MP’s as usual being dramatic and unparliamentary. By banning condoms from the house they have completely sent the wrong message to the people.

Tiwanamaliwana
Tiwanamaliwana
27 days ago

Zaboza zimenezo anthu akukwerana on daily basis without condoms. This is very good protection for them and most condoms are being used by MPs and not visitors. Akukwerana kwambiri anthuwa and its shameful for a husband to be proud of her wife at Parliament or minister. Mu hotel umu mukuchitika zinthu kwambiri.Enanso kukwatira tiwana ndithu, malinga pali wana.

Mayone
Mayone
27 days ago

The supply is very low and give them 20000 and there is no way they can deceive an ordinary people Or women are used using no Condom.

Phalombewatch
Phalombewatch
27 days ago

But truly speaking you cannot suspend Parliament on such silly and not serious grounds. Many women start men deliberately because they are used to sleeping with men. Many cabinet Ministers talk about pregnancies of school girls and yet they have never talked about themselves in the hotels they put on.And to those with their own houses they cheat their wives that Ntchito inachuluka. Muphana nokha, we are going to burry you one after another when it is ripe. Parliament is not the place for searching men. MUFA NDITHU let them enjoy.Azimai munakhala bwanji inu anthu opangitsa manyazi. Read the Bible… Read more »

Namulika
Namulika
27 days ago

Will you not cause blockages of conduits at Parliament with use of Condoms?
This house is not smelling well. Instead of discussing very important home issues ladies think of Amuna a weni ake. Anyway khunthani ndi zaulere zimenezo. But with Parliament payment some money is used kukunthira Azimai wa muchiuno awo.Kudyetsa Katundu abambo wakalamba ku nyumba.

John chidongo
27 days ago

Really? No matter why our country is curse to God. Instead of discussing crucial issues we must be hearing about condoms. Even in a pagan country such issues are not being discussed. Do stay in Parliament for ayear can’t you abstain. Can’t you respect your wives. How can we Malawians trust you if you’re talking this nonse. Ma Mps adali kali izi ndi masanje. Too Childish.

malisechebisanikoabale
malisechebisanikoabale
27 days ago

Inetu ndinadziwa kale kuti azimayi kuphoda too much kuphodera amuna wa eni ake. landilani ma condom wo akuwonetseni yenkhwe Parliament mukaweruka. Ambiri anasiya kubereka angoyendera ma lopu mukhaula. A muna amangolumira mano.

malawi2020
malawi2020
27 days ago

Never trust your wife MP at Parliament as many of them are being abused. Akuvulidwa kwambiri azimai ku Parliament and when they come back home they have no desire for sex with their husbands who is tired waiting for her. AMVEKERE MUTU, MTHUPI etc kunama kokha kokha ATADYEWA KODETSA NKHAWA KU Parliament.

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