Govt expresses satisfaction as Parliament rises

Government has expressed satisfaction with how legislators deliberated on a number of issues during the 47th Session of Parliament.

The satisfaction follows the end of a 5-year tenure of the legislators before Parliament gets dissolved by President Peter Mutharika on March 20 this year.

Leader of the House Kondwani Nankhumwa said the legislators have done their best in representing their constituencies on a number of important issues.

“The 2014/2019 cohort of Parliament has delivered according to the wishes of the people. I can put it at 90 percent that we have done well.”

However Nankhumwa acknowledged that there are a number of areas in which the house could have performed better.

“There were some other disparities which according to the people’s wishes we did not do well but we leave that at that point,” he said.

On his part, Leader of Opposition, Lobin Lowe said Parliament has managed to pass private members bills which is a positive development.

“For the first time we managed to pass two private members bills. The Anatomy Bill and National Children’s Commission,” he said.

However Lowe said the opposition is not happy that government has not yet operationalized the Access to Information Law (ATI).

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