He stood in Parliament and asked for free Wi-Fi while people with albinism are being killed, hunger is ravaging people and also the internet rates are high for the average Malawian.
Now Lucius Banda is sorry and regrets having had stood in Parliament to make the ridiculous proposal which met favour in the eyes of Patricia Kaliati, the minister responsible.
Member of Parliament (MP) for Balaka North Constituency Lucius Banda has apologised to Malawians for asking for a free wireless internet connection in Parliament.
The United Democratic Front (UDF) Parliamentarian withdrew the request through Facebook on Thursday and said he hopes the question will be asked by future Parliamentarians after 44 years.
Earlier this week, Banda asked government to provide free WI-FI internet for members in the chamber so that the Parliamentarians can google issues.
However, the MP faced backlash from the general public who accused him of putting his own interests above the aspirations of poor Malawians.
Following the criticism, Banda has apologised to Malawians saying he has realised that it is too early for Malawi to have such services within the August House.
Banda said: “Having gone through the comments on this issue, I am sorry for asking for Wi-Fi I guess this question is too early for Malawi in 2016. I withdraw it, and hope one of our children will ask it in 2060, when we all will be on the same page technologically much as I still believe knowledge is way cheaper than ignorance, Am so sorry my fellow Malawians.”
A language expert however has said Lucius did not mean the apology.
“He was just being sarcastic. After all, he knows Kaliati said the connection will be given to him. He is just anticipating it,” said the expert.