Since President Peter Mutharika appointed Fiona Kalemba as Clerk of Parliament (CoP), there has been controversy surrounding the appointment and now some members of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) are looking for a judge to grant them an injunction to stop Kalemba’s swearing in.
The members are Enoch Chihana, Harry Mkandawire and Kamlepo Kalua of the PP and Peter Chankhwantha of MCP.
However, the business committee of Parliament headed by leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera conducted a meeting on Thursday during a Parliament tea break to introduce Kalemba.
Chakwera was pleased with the appointment of the new clerk as he said Kalemba is a qualified legal practitioner and she is suitable for the position.
The four members who are against the appointment of the new clerk of parliament are opting for retired Judge Maxion Mkandawire to be sworn in as a new clerk of parliament and have went as far as looking for a specific judge in Mzuzu to quicken the injunction.