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Chakwera in Parliament this afternoon

President Lazarus Chakwera returns to Parliament this afternoon to take questions from legislators.

This will be Chakwera’s third appearance before Members  of Parliament  having performed similar activities back in September and October last year.

In the run up to last June’s fresh presidential election, the Tonse Alliance torch-bearer promised to make himself available to parliament to respond to parliamentarians’ questions from time to time.

Initially, Chakwera was supposed to appear in parliament last week Wednesday.

The parliament appearance was differed to today as last Wednesday the Committee of Supply was still scrutinising votes in the Mid-Year Budget Review.

Former President Bakili Muluzi is the only other Malawian head of state to ever face MPs’ questions in the House as provided for in the Constitution.

The parliament appearances, have given legislators an opportunity to directly hold to account the country’s  leadership over matters of national interest, as well as an opportunity for the citizenry to ask the president questions through their MPs.

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