Nankhumwa appointed acting leader of House

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Malawi’s minister of local government and rural development Kondwani Nankhumwa has been appointed acting leader of the House in Parliament following suspension of minister of agriculture irrigation and water development George Chaponda.

On Monday this week a controversial debate sparked in Parliament as some opposition legislators demanded that Nankhumwa who was the deputy to Chaponda should take lead of government business.

However, speaker Richard Msowoya said his office was yet to receive official information on Chaponda’s suspension.

Kondwani Nankhumwa

Nankhumwa: Now leader in the parliament.

The debate on Chaponda as leader of house flared to the next day and the second deputy speaker Clement Chiwaya maintained the remarks of speaker Msowoya.

On Wednesday Msowoya told the House that President Peter Mutharika has directed that Nankhumwa is to act on behalf of Chaponda until the supreme court of appeal decide otherwise.

The ruling on Chaponda’s suspension at the highest court in Malawi has been scheduled to Friday as Justice Dunstain Mwaungulu takes his time to go through the documents from the Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale and lawyer representing the Civil Society Organizations (CSOS) which brought the issue at hand in court.

The CSOs faulted the decision to have Chaponda in office despite an inquiry that among other things is trying to find out if he had a role in the maize scandal.

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  1. The Speaker argued yesterday saying Nankhumwa was not an acting leader, acting on behalf of anybody. The Speaker said he ( Nankhumwa) was an enterim leader of the house. So, this (the title) requires legal personnel to identify the difference.

  2. mbala zilipo zambiri koma mulibe manyazi kuba ndalama zachimanga amfiti lnu eti kulolela azibale anu azizuka lnu mukudya zonona ok tidzakumana pakachere koma umangidwe basi osamusiya choncho ameneyu amalawi

    • Ndipo akanakhala minister of energy and mine bwenzi golide, diamond yense ali wake kkkk, Tsoka ilo, zonse ndanena apazi kulibeko kumeneko anaopesa chaponda

    • Joice Banda anaba ndalama zambili mabillion anathawila ku south africa for 3yrs panopa ndalama zatha akufuna kubwelelanso kumalawiko ndimene zimakhalila zndale Zuma anawononga ndalama zokwana R240 million pokozetsela nyumba yake amuzenga mulandu zinatha, wayambanso kugwilizana ndigulu la gupitas amwenye olemela kwambili pajoni anamunenaso nkhani inatha

    • #David_Maxwell_Mafupa. you better stop what ur sniffing is not good for your health, How can you support the reader full of himself, stealing government tax, I’d rather to be ruled By Jose Mujica president of uruguay. I won’t mention of his positivity just google of his biography and readership you’ll be surprised.

    • #David_Maxwell_Mafupa. you better stop what ur sniffing is not good for your health, How can you support the reader full of himself, stealing government tax, I’d rather to be ruled By Jose Mujica president of uruguay. I won’t mention of his positivity just google of his biography and readership you’ll be surprised.

    • David Maxwell if you started kanundu be4 commenting next tym stop that kanundu and know what u r commenting iyaaa are u happy with what chaponda did for maize gate? ???

    • Am not supporting chaponda is hw is the politicians of malawi thy do. Look joice banda she store alot of billion in malawi and run away malawi to south africa. Nw want to ga back in malawi.

    • Inde boy,Iwe ndiwe umadziwadi,ndagwirizana nawe.zimakhala choncho kwina kulikonse,olo mumakwalala apolisi amamanga mbala Uko yikulimbana ndi belo kufufuza kuli nkati, koma pamenepa wankulu uyu wakhalira kenakake akuopa kaululika akamanga nsanga nkulu uyu. Koma tiona.

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