Justice Minister withdraws Parties funding Regulations’ Publishing

Justice Minister withdraws Parties funding Regulations’ Publishing

Minister of Justice Titus Mvalo has withdrawn a decision to publish new regulations made by Centre for Multiparty Democracy CMD regarding political parties funding and handouts during electoral campaign

Mvalo announced the withdrawal after the ruling and opposition members of parliament clashed on the proposal to publish the regulations

Member of Parliament for Thyolo central Ben Phiri said consultations were already made with various stakeholders and secretary generals of political parties agreed on the matter

In her comment Member of Parliament for Machinga East Esther Jolobala called for consideration of the youth and women empowerment when publishing the CMD regulations

But MP for Lilongwe South Peter Dimba said the regulations will bring confusion in parliament therefore thorough consultations should be made before presenting them for deliberations

Dimba said no one will approve those laws except MP for Thyolo central but Phiri said the Lilongwe legislator resigned from his position of chairperson of parliamentary committee on legal affairs because of corruption

Leader of the house Richard Chimwendo Banda said it is a requirement by law that all regulations be scrutinized by legal affairs committee before publishing them

Therefore the justice minister promised to consult and consider the appeal by Jolobala before publishing the regulations

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