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Chaos in parliament over Joyce Banda’s remarks

Parliament in Malawi degenerated into chaos on Tuesday after President Joyce Banda’s remarks that government will not bow down to demands by legislators to get K10 million (about $27 778) in fuel allowances backdated to 2009. This was after opposition MPs brought the issue on the floor and expressed their anger at the President’s remarks which some of them described as meant to buy public...

MPs waste two weeks, govt business drags

Leader of Opposition in Parliament John Tembo has said it will be a record if Parliament finishes all the business that was planned for the current meeting. With just a week to go, Parliament has taken much of its time debating a speech President Joyce Banda delivered in the House during the opening of the 44th session and debate on the budget statement Finance Minister...

Malawi parliament finally accepts Joyce Banda’s State of the Nation Address

At long last, Joyce Banda's state of the nation address has been adopted, thanks to Atupele Muluzi, Lifred Nawena and John Tembo's votes. Malawi parliament has today accepted the State of the Nation Address, through a vote that saw 90 parliamentarians voting in favour of the motion, while 39 said no. According to Speaker of parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda, 52 parliamentarians were absent, while 11 abstained...

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