Parley engages Mutharika on budget meeting

Parliament says it has engaged President Peter Mutharika on whether legislators should meet for the 2020/2021 Budget Meeting.

Recently, Clerk of the August House wrote the lawmakers informing them about the postponement of the Budget Meeting which was scheduled for 8th May to 26th June this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But Assistant Clerk of Parliament responsible for Protocol and Public Relations Leonard Mengezi has told YFM Online that Speaker of the National Assembly is carrying out consultations with President Mutharika on the future of the parliamentary meeting.

“We are waiting for further consultations that the Speaker is undertaking with the President, once the consultation is done and there is an agreement, parliament will be called,” said Mengezi.

He also disclosed that the Legislature is working on COVID-19 preventive measures and that it will comply if it is called.

“I believe as Parliament of Malawi is preparing on that [COVID-19] and once Parliament is called it will comply to the required standards where safety for Members of Parliament, staff and everyone will be complied to,” said Mengezi.

He added that the Malawi Parliament will borrow a leaf on the measures put forth by other Parliaments across the global as recommended by the UN`s World Health Organisation

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