PP blasts sleeping MPs

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The opposition People’s Party (PP) has blasted Members of Parliament (MPs) for sleeping during President Peter Mutharika’s State of the Nation Address.

On Friday, some legislators were caught on camera slumbering as President Mutharika was articulating some issues affecting Malawians during the official opening of the August house.

George Chaponda.

Led the slumber: George Chaponda.

Reacting to the development, PP has advised the members to take their duties seriously arguing that Malawians awaits their contributions towards the country’s development.

Speaking to the local press, PP spokesperson Ken Msonda argued that the house needs active participation by the MPs.

“We are worried as People’s Party that how can a country develop with sleeping legislators, their sleeping was sending these messages that the speech was boring or they are suffering from sleeping sickness, imagine a minister sleeping, how can we develop with this?” wondered Msonda.

Msonda also urged the members to focus on issues of national interests arguing that sometimes the MPs spend more time on issues of enriching themselves.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President who is also leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera said the members did nothing wrong by sleeping since Mutharika’s speech lacked solutions that can end challenges Malawians are going through.

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