Parliament passes Control of Goods bill

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Parliament yesterday passed the Control of Goods bill which gives power to the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism to consult before banning goods from being imported or exported.

Speaking to reporters after the bill was passed, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa said the new legislation will give powers to the minister to be fully aware of goods being imported and exported in the country.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa.

Mussa added that the bill will as well enable companies to know which goods are needed to be produced in the country.

“We will be able to engage with different partners before banning or restricting goods in and outside the country unlike in the past when we just banned farm produce like we did with maize due to weather crisis regarding that it may increase food shortage,” he said.

Mussa further said with the new bill there is no way the minister will just wake up and ban goods without proper structures or processes.

The minister added that the law will also help to improve quality of products before exporting them to other countries.

Commenting on the new legislation, Member of Parliament for Mangochi Monkey Bay South East Ralph Jooma said the new law will boost the countrys economy.

On Tuesday, Members of Parliament also passed a bill authorizing government to borrow K54.3 billon from International Development Association for the Digital Foundation Project which will improve sustainable development and creation of job opportunities and is for.

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  1. Old pple with no hair are still ruling Mw up to date y ,THEY ARE BUSY STEALING MONEY THEY CAN’T GO AWAY ,SHAME ,Look at that Minister !!!!look at him from 1964 up to now ,! It’s not a shame ?!where are the new blood?

  2. If I were one of donna I could have quit helping Malawi bcoz they are not helping the pple but in there pockets here me well all donners plz stop helping these crucks,failures, thieves ,pocket pickers ,rude and stupid leaders of Malawi I’m tired with them I’m one of the person who is in exile for years now bcoz of these who called them selves leaders ,since from 1964 they even don’t need a new blood to take over ,look how stupid they are ,they are killing albinos for exchanging with borrowed money shame on them ,go and killing ur children and ur relatives to pay back the money bcoz those been killed they are innocent people and they don’t even know who have keep the money ,but instead they are being killed ,shame!!UR ARE GIVING THE ALBINISM THE GODLY SALVATION BCOZ THEY ARE INNOCENT IN EXCHANGE OF MONEY TO DONNERS SO KEEP ON WE SHALL C

  3. U need to borrow that huge amount if money some other pplease then u pay with ziwalo za anthu osalakwa?don’t borrow plz now who wannna eat that money?bcoz u r lying here all of u in the boma ur r not there to develop the land of Malawi and it’s pple but MAKING UR POCKET FULL AND UR STOMACHES BULGING, FOOL’S, GOOD FOR NOTHING POLITICIANS, NONENTITIES, God will deal with u one day we are in exile bcoz of such rude and stupid leaders of Malawi,

  4. Pass a bill to execute in public government officials that are thieves that is what is impoverishing this nation. We have too many looters in the name of ministers and when they go to parliament all they do is bickering. All Malawian ministers should be ashamed of failing to stop the rot. If they were doing something Central government stores should have been shut by now and replaced by a functional and well securitized system

  5. Tiyiwona 55 billion komwe yilowereso akazamabweleka… They have passed the bill knowing they gonna enjoy freely for the poor Malawians to pay back such huge amount of money koma osawoneka pomwe yagwira ntchito… Umphawi ukadali mziko langa… Anayambira sustainable development mpaka lero nothing is being done..
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