Tags: Richard Msowoya

Speaker kicks out Patricia Kaliati

  Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya yesterday invoked Standing Order 105 to eject Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati on allegations that she made remarks reflecting on clerks of Parliament and himself. The incident occurred as the Speaker was making consultations with the desk clerks who sit in front of him…

APM vows to fight wildlife crime

President Peter Mutharika has vowed to fight against any person found perpetrating actions that contradict with conservation of wildlife and natural resources in Malawi. Speaking during the launch of Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus in Lilongwe yesterday, the President said his commitment will help stop and reverse the current situation of wildlife and natural resources destruction.…

UDF booted out of business committee

It is now official. United Democratic Front (UDF) has no voice and identity in Parliament as it has been booted out of the Business Committee following the party’s decision to move to government benches in the National Assembly. The committee made the decision last Thursday following a complaint from Dedza South West Member of Parliament…

Independent MPs protest seating plan

Independent Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday protested the seating arrangement in the National Assembly after they were allocated seats alongside government parliamentarians. During the opening of the 2015/16 Budget Session by President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday, almost all independent MPs were seen sitting together with government. In an interview with Weekend Nation, some of…

PAC courts Speaker over Section 65

The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) is on Wednesday scheduled to meet Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya and his team at Parliament Building in Lilongwe over implementation of Section 65 and other constitutional issues. PAC executive director Robert Phiri confirmed the meeting in an interview on Wednesday. Accompanying the board and executive of the committee to the…

Msowoya is new Speaker, Mcheka Nkhoma is first deputy speaker

Parliament has elected Malawi Congress Party vice president and Member of Parliament for Karonga Nyungwe Richard Msowoya as Speaker of the National Assembly. The House has also elected Esther Mcheka-Chilenje as First Deputy Speaker. Voting for Second deputy speaker is still underway. The new Speaker, who replaces Henry Chimunthu Banda, was elected with 101 votes…