‘Where is President Mutharika?’ Speaker rejects opposition leader’s point of order

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Monday queried the absence of  President Peter Mutharika in parliament during the opening of the  2019/20 National Budget session.

Lowe: Out of order, Standing Order 200

Leader of opposition Lobin Lowe stood  on point of order, saying President Mutharika needed to be in the House to address the nation  as part of accountability politics to oblige to the law requirement citing  Standing Order 200 which partly reads; “Immediately before the consideration of the national budget the president shall attend Parliament and address the assembly on the state of the nation and policies of the government”.

However, Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara said  there was nothing out of order because the President already addressed the nation during the opening of the 48th session.

When he delivered his State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the opening of  the 1st Meeting of the 48th Session of Parliament, Mutharika was  booed at by MCP lawmakers, who marched out in protest against his re-election as President.

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OKEY
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OKEY

Malawi Crocodile Party is a big problem . OK any way

Sona Moyo
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Sona Moyo

I have a question. Tinene kuti Catherine Hara wayamba kudya ma banzi a DPP kale? Please dont lose you credibility , walawirira.

MUNTHARIKA
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MUNTHARIKA

Ndati ndipatseni madzi ndatsara pang’ono kukomoka.

R CHIMWENDO
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LOWE ULIBE MFUNDO

Rastanex
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Rastanex

Let laws it’s work

Chimodzi
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Chimodzi

Hahahahahaha where is the president???? really???? i though MCP said Mutharika is not a President???? so what are you talking about???? Stupid…..

Joloza
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Anthu openga away😂😂. Amati Ku Malawi mulibe president pano akuti president apitenso Ku Parliament kkkkkk akanakhala atcheya akanawauza Kuti kuti asuta khanundu.

nompumelelo khuzwayo
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nanunso musatichititse manyazi, president tidakalibe pakadali pano uyuyu opanda mano mkamwayi ndi illegitimate (mr tippex), therefore anachita bwino osapaezekemo mu august house mo!!!!!

Isaac's
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Isaac's

President mu Malawi mulibwe mubale wanga apo sukunama taaa ine singanene kuti Peter ndi president even nditapenga bwanji or kundithila dumu mkamwa singanene ngati ndi president akulamulira ana ake kunyumba kwake not Malawi

Ndangodutsamo
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Ndangodutsamo

Anthu osauka kuchuluka mbalume. Ukuwona ngati kukana kwako kupangitsa Peter kusakhala ku Sanjika kapena Kamuzu Palace? Anthu enanu mumamvetsa chisoni bwanji. Peter akuyendera be Lexus basi and he can still fire and hire any one he wishes in his government ndiye inu zingodyani mikute yanu ya bonyayo, kwinaku misonkho yanu ikugula ma prawns aku Sanjika kkkkkk

nkhulande
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nkhulande

Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head , and Honour the face of the old man. and fear thy God: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:32

Zawadi
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Zawadi

Apa ndawona pamalemba Ana….. pachibwana…. you can’t think as to why Lowe he wants the non illegitimate president to address them?

You can’t think he’s joking and have the reason behind.. Munthalika will never enjoy sleeping in new state house in lilongwe NEVER EVER.

SADZAGONAMO MUNYUMBA IMENE IJA AS SUCH Lilongwe sadzibwera ndi president wa Southern region ameneyu not Malawi

MarkomX
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MarkomX

uzikagonamo iweyo basi

little jojo
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little jojo

kikikiki. I thought according to MCP there is no President in Malawi? kikikiki

Madukano
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Madukano

Which president did you want in parliament while you opposition you dont recognise him as a president

chimanga
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Yemwe akuba ndalama zathuyo