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Speaker orders Chihana to bring Evidence Of Alledged K30 Billion Theft

Speaker orders Chihana to bring Evidence Of Alledged K30 Billion Theft

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Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara has ordered Member of Parliament for Mzimba North Yeremiah Chihana to bring evidence to the house on allegations he made that government has stolen K30 billion meant for the Affordable Inputs Programme. Chihana in his contribution to the statement issued by Minister of Agriculture, Sam Kawale, alleged that government should account for the missing K30 billion that was stolen to ensure beneficiaries of the programme access the inputs as planned. But standing on a point of order, the Leader of Government Business in the House, Richard Chimwendo Banda, asked for evidence of the alleged theft saying Parliament is a House of records and no allegations should form part of the proceedings. On his part, Chihana denied saying the word...
Parliament Adjourned Early Due To Water Problems.

Parliament Adjourned Early Due To Water Problems.

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Parliament today has adjourned early following concerns over lack of water supply which has affected hygiene and sanitation at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe. The matter was raised by Dedza South East legislator Ishmael Onani who also moved a motion to waive all standing orders and adjourn the house early on health concerns. "Madam Speaker, there is no water in the whole building as such the toilets are stinking and considering issues of Covid-19 which require hygiene, I beg to move that we adjourn early and resume when water supply resumes," he said. Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara confirmed that there has been no water supply since Wednesday this week but assured the House that technicians from Lilongwe Waterboard and Parliament are working on the pr...
MCP Endorses President Chakwera For 2025

MCP Endorses President Chakwera For 2025

Politics
One week after the Malawi Congress Party Second Vice President Harry Mlekanjala Mkandawire repeated his sentiment that come 2025 President Lazarus Chakwera will be the torchbearer for MCP, and just a day after Independent legislator for Lilongwe Nsinja North, Binton Kutsaira (formerly of DPP) echoed the sentiments, the party's First Deputy Secretary General, Catherine Gotani Hara has emphasized that the party's torchbearer for 2025 is Dr. Lazarus Chakwera who is current party's President and State President of Malawi. Presenting her speech during the fundraising dinner held in Lilongwe to raise funds for running the affairs of the party on Saturday evening, May 6,2022, Hara said as the party's Secretariat, they are geared and have fastened their belts in making sure the current Pre...
Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara acts on Namalomba’s injunction,

Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara acts on Namalomba’s injunction,

Politics
Nankhumwa’s Cabinet dissolved ◼️Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara has finally acted on an injunction obtained Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Machinga Shadreck Namalomba against shadow Cabinet appointed by leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa. Nankhumwa’s Shadow Cabinet led to the change of sitting plan in the chamber which saw Namalomba being moved from seat number 25 to 100.This did not please Namalomba who went to court last week to obtain an injunction on the matter. When Parliament resumed this afternoon, Hara announced to the house of the injunction and suspended the house suspended for 30 minutes in order to change the sitting plan as ordered by the court. This means that all shadow cabinet ministers appointed by oppos...