Government gives some MPs 3.4 billion kwacha
Parliament was suspended in the morning of 27 February, 2018 after MPs demanded the Minister of Finance to clarify on the 40 million kwacha which he allegedly gave every legislator who voted no to electoral reforms bill.
The deliberations were suspended for 1 hour to allow the leader of the house Kondwani Nankhumwa to come up with an answer on the matter.
After the suspension period Nankhumwa said it was not true that the money was shared.
“Every MP will be given 20.7 million kwacha for constituency development and the matter will be tackled properly in vote number 120,” said Nankhumwa
MCP and PP chief whips seconded the end of the issue.
However, as deputy speaker of parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje was about to close the chapter, MP for Rumphi East Kamlepo Kalua stood on point of order.
Kalua demanded apology from people who claimed that he had been bought by DPP government with 40 million kwacha.
But Chilenje closed the session and handed over to second deputy speaker Clement Chiwaya for committee of supply deliberations.