MPs propose solution to sleeping problem

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During the week various Members of Parliament (MPs) were caught on camera sleeping in the National Assembly while deliberations were underway and some legislators have now suggested a solution to the problem.

The MPs have called on government to provide a gym within Parliament arguing that the facility will prevent them from dozing off during parliamentary deliberations.

George-Chaponda

Chaponda says considerations to be taken into account.

Reacting to the request, Leader of the House George Chaponda said government will take into consideration the demand of the MPs arguing that some Parliaments have such facilities.

“The business committee will look into the demand as most of them (MPs) can be tired with work and need some exercises,” said Chaponda.

Chaponda further brushed aside media reports of legislators sleeping in the house while deliberations were in progress.

“No one was sleeping here, we do have provocative statements that everyone needs to listen so we can’t have that time. Actually myself I was not sleeping but someone having something with me took my pictures,” added Chaponda.

Opposition People’s Party (PP) has since condemned the sleeping of MPs in Parliament arguing that Malawians cannot be happy to see that they receive allowances for sleeping.

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  5. NA yapapapa atiwonjeza hevy misokho yathu,akungodya mkumakagonaku nyumbaya malamulo I think ayiwala tchitoyayo,sangamagone president akuyakhula,kumeneko ndiye kudelela kapenakuti mwano.

  6. nanga Nkhalamba mumati zisamagone ? Vote for youths nxt tym awa akula bas akungoyenera kumagona……………

  7. We chosen old people to ran gvmt afys they will sleep when they are tyed, mumant atani atatopa ndi ndalama zamisokho

  8. Vuto lomaika mbuli pa ma udindo a boma ndi limenero, sachiziwa cholinga chopitira ku Parliament.Had it been that l was a President of Malawi Nation, l would hav declered that anyone competing for MP seat shud be a holder of a diploma and above,, munthu wophunzira amaziwa chomwe akuchita kusiyana ndi zomwe zikuchita mbuzi zinazi,, awa ndiye manyaka ya ma M.P yeniyeni, shupitttttttttttttt!!!!

  9. They eat too much , i think their salaries should be cut low they should be thinking about low salaries. We don’t sleep even at night because we have problems. Only comfortable person rests and a poor person is always sleepless

  10. Why dont they discuss pension bills and also tax invansions? Ndalama zathu tidzitengeratu tikasiya ntchito posayang’ana zaka. zomangogona kumeneko mutafafanthika ndi kumwa kalabongo ife ayi! Gudhope Zuze Heinz Matale Aleck Ngusengwa Lyton Kaponda Kapindula Manfred

  11. Kungowapatsa ma bench awo. Koma nso akabwera kumeneko boarding basi. asamatulukeko. Mowa too much. Ndalama akulandira rate yaku hotel koma akumagona mu Chigwiri.

  12. Gym for what?Kamuzu Banda was old enough but he never slept in presence of the public.What is wrong with modern members of Parliament?Kutamba chani?The gym equipment is very expensive you better use that money to buy albinos secret tracking device to trace where they walk and who is attacking them so that the police can respond quickly to come to the resque.

  13. Kkkkkk how much does these dozing guys get paid while they’re jst sleeping after taking over limit whisky from Scotland? From now u must deduct there salary cause they are useless Mp’s.

  14. The Obscene Allowance They Get Daily Is Enough To Afford Such Services At A Hotel! Let This Not Create An Opportunity For Our Good For Nothing MPs To Waste Taxpayers Money!! I Can’t Immagine How Their Proposal For A Gym Can Become A Priority Over Funding, For Instance, Security For Albinos!!!

  15. The Obscene Allowance They Get Daily Is Enough To Afford Such Services At A Hotel! Let This Not Create An Opportunity For Our Good For Nothing MPs To Waste Taxpayers Money!! I Can’t Immagine How Their Proposal For A Gym Can Become A Priority Over Funding, For Instance, Security For Albinos!!!

  16. The best solution is to put bench chairs in parliament they will Neva slp again atikwana kungoononga ndalama za amphawi zokambira za ziiiiiiiiiiii

  17. Tamuonani akulota akumwa kabanga kkkkkk please tadzivoterani anyamata akalambatu awa,ngoyenera ali kunyumba pampando wandakhuta ndalema akugona kkkkk@nyamata okonda kutokota

  18. Results of voting for used pipo to be at a position which needs fresh brain and now? Let them sleep up to the maxmum for us to get a lession kip on sleeping chaponda, you deserve to sleep gogo kkkk

  19. These MPs is weird! Solution to sleeping whilst on duty? Take enough rest before duty that’s all! To get things right is to know what to expect and usually they know how long deliberations take and sleeping yet the head of state is giving a speech whether you call it bed time undesirable story, it is wrong and unacceptable. Attention to detail is important and always remember that leaders are in position because God accepted. Do not disrespect a leader in all terms. By the way, I don’t belong to any political party so don’t judge me, this is Individual viewpoint from my own experiences.

  20. kodi ana akumaliza sukulu makolejiwa simungawalembe ntchito kt nyasizi zichepe ??? amene akugona apawa adayamba liti kukhala mmaudindo? pano afika pongozolowela zantchito adaiwala kale akhalangati alikunyumba kwakwawo mmm zafika potopetsatu

  21. vuto lake they feel extra comfortable in those fluffy chairs. awaikire mipando yadzitsulo yopanda zosamira. sangayerekezenxo kugona or pangono

  22. Nonsense! They are already spending much of our taxes in allowances and u want us to set up gymn facilities for them are u really serious? Kugonako kodi si matsile amenewa? So we shud continue wasting our hard earned money to fund such useless stuff? Think twice.

    • They can have that facility ,no problem of course cannot guarantee that sleeping will end.Response frm Chaponda clearly shows that he is old and useless.When the camera clearly shows he was sleeping and he says,it s the work of Technology.If I were the president I would have fired Chaponda instantly.Media show us again sleeping MPs and Ministers front page of our local papers and on TVs please do that.Back to The Gym facility,spare our Tax money,let MPs contribute to that facility . To us Voters it s not part of Development in our Areas.There are many areas which have no Health facilities which are priorities to the Voters.Voters do not need that Gym facility. We need development. So ,you can Hang !

  23. I suggest that its time our Govt hits mps’s heads by letting them not to wear jackets and of course anything worm in pariament. People are suffering out their and expect mps to rescue them, but are busy searching for pillows during meetings? It will, one day, be a pity story to see our mps trending on social media ataphwisa mu pariament. Help us bwana President.