UTM, PP fail grade in business committee: MCP, DPP, UDF make it

Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara has said Malawi Congresss Party (MCP), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) qualify for representation in the House’s Business Committee.

Speaker Gotani Hara

Madam Speaker however said UTM Party which scooped four legislators, Aford with one MP and People’s Party (PP) which has five members in the House have not qualified for the Business Committee.

She said this is in line with Standing Order 155.

The Business Committee comprises the Speaker, the Leader of the House, leader of Opposition, Government Chief Whip, leaders of political parties not in government, opposition party whips and deputy speakers as ex-officio members.

This, means, the three parties in the Business Committee, will have spokespersons to responds to bills brought to the House.

UDF, which has 10 MPs will claim its voice in the House,  after it lost its identity in Parliament  during the last cohort when it was booted out of the Business Committee following the party’s decision to move to government benches in the National Assembly.

Now UDF will have an opportunity to determine the number of MPs to any committee of the House.

Lilian Patel will lead UDF in the House, while John Chikalimba MP for Zomba Changalume is PP leader and deputised by Rumphi East MP Kamlepo Kalua.

The Business Committee proposes the programme for a Parliament meeting and determines the order of business for each day, days and amount of time allocated for debate in the assembly, according to Standing Order 156 (1).

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Khima
Khima
2 years ago

Saulos has been a selfish and shrewd character, all he wants is about himself, all he wanted was to be State President of this country and didnt give a damn about his party position as well as MPs.

Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
2 years ago

UTM is left to crumble! Saulosi did not campaign for his big gurus in the name of Chidanti, Kaliati, Usi and Masangwi. He built his camp in Lilongwe and never paid attention to his own. The party has failed a big deal! Sad for the four MPs they will be under pressure!

Chisomo Banda
Chisomo Banda
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Tsokwe

They made it, only that DPP vowed to eliminate this pple on MP posititions whether it will win or not so it happened.

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
2 years ago

Kodi UTM is it that one with for MPs driven by Arafat?

nachisale
nachisale
2 years ago

UTM is none-entity despite Chilima’s loud mouth

NGATI
2 years ago

Tippex government is null and void –dpp rigged even at constituency level –why giving them chances ??

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