|President Dr Lazarus Chakwera
Appearing in Parliament to respond to questions based on His State of National Address
Malawi is a small country which is known for peace and loving people.
It came to the pick as a talk of the world as it stood out to no to impunity as it’s Constitutional Court Judges nullified the Presidential Elections results that Malawi voted on 21 May, 2019.
This year on 23 June, Malawi had Fresh Presidential Elections where the people democratically voted Dr Lazarus Chakwera into power.
It was last week on 4 September, 2020 when the President appeared in the August House to make his State of National Address (SONA). This always happens as per constitution that president should present a speech to the National before the full Finance Budget is presented.
After his SONA he is requested by the Constitution to go to the Parliament to respond to questions based on the content of his speech.
Today Thursday, 10 September, 2020 Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera exercised his rights as per constitution of Malawi.
Section 89 of Constitution of Malawi states that: “states that the president is supposed to present himself in the August House to respond to some of questions based on “State of National Address” SONA and indeed the president appeared in the Parliament at 2pm today.”
Some of questions the president tackled were asking where are the old Political figures who helped him during campaign and cited examples of Professor Chisi, Hon. Khumbo Kachali and Mr Frank Tumpale Mwenefumbo.
He responded that most sectors took part for the change to take place and we need to change our mindsets by doing something in order to be rewarded.
About information Bereau He said it will be signed on 11 September, 2020 so that it should be operational.
Lastly he answered to issues of land Bereau and gender balance when he makes appointments in various offices and departments.
Many local and international sectors have praised the state President for showing the true meaning of democracy as many Presidents in Africa and beyond do not allow to appear to the public through Parliament to respond to questions.
Malawi has witnessed this development for the second time as first was the time of former president Dr Bakili Muluzi in 1995.
Malawi is one of the countries in Africa being put on the map for its rule of law and transparency since the president Chakwera ascended to the throne.