Government will keep panicking over the passing of the national budget as parliament continues slowly debate the allocations vote by vote.
On Wednesday the House was suspended due to serious hygienic problems that arose due to insufficient water in the house and led to blockages of toilets that kept stinking around the parliament.
From Monday, the legislators have been involved in the committee of supply that have seen the deliberations t even reach 8 P.M.
This is because there are just two days remaining for the members of parliament o wind up debate on the 1.2 trillion 2016/17 budget.
Yesterday, MP for Dedza East, Juliana Lunguzi had to ask the speaker of parliament to suspended the house saying the situation was worse in the lavatories.
Lunguzi’s request might have been worth it, but leader of the house, George Chaponda seemed not convinced until Information Minister Patricia Kaliati argued the calls needed to be considered as it posed a threat on the legislator’s health.
But Kaliati blamed the officials at the parliament for being coy to address the problem saying this should not have been happening at the house-which has the mandate to drive the nation.
Workers were initially seen in the morning carrying buckets of water that had been used in he toilets in the day but could not have been done all day long.
Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje then suspended the house-a development that piles more pressure on government to see to it that the budget deliberations be finished with just two days remaining for the house to finish all its duties this time around.
The house has recently come under fire for seemingly not giving attention to the budget rather than going for issues that affect them such as calls for an increase in loans that they are entitled to.