Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda has advised the three newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) in the December 15, 2020 by-elections to fully execute their roles in accordance with promises they made to their electorate in their respective constituencies.
Justice Nyirenda said this at Parliament Building in Lilongwe during a swearing in ceremony of the three elected lawmakers who are Mabvuto Bokosi from Phalombe North Constituency, Idi Kalosi from Mangochi North East Constituency and Reuben Kanyama from Mangochi West Constituency.
According to Justice Nyirenda, the oath that the newly elected parliamentarians have taken symbolises the assurance they have given to the nation and their respective constituencies.
The Chief Justice said the lawmakers have a mandate to protect the interest of their constituents towards fulfilling what he called multitude promises.
“The Oath you have taken today is the ultimate indication of the importance of your personal values. It symbolizes and establishes mutual trust of citizens in the public offices and institutions in which as public servants we serve;
“In this particular instance, the Office of Member of Parliament and Office of the House in which you will serve.
“But this oath can become meaningless if it is not individually and institutionally embedded and re-affirmed – if it remains a symbol without context,” said Justice Nyirenda.
The legislators have also been advised to sensitize their masses on the Coronavirus pandemic that has befallen the nation.