By Patience Abeck
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Parliament budget session is scheduled for September 9 to October 11, 2019
The budget session will run for a month which Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to regroup into clusters for the national package review before adopted by the house.
Speaker of Malawi’s National Assembly Gotani Hara on Monday announced the budget session which among others government will likely to table important bills for lawmakers to discus.
According to Leonard Mengezi, Parliament Spokesperson, the house will table a number of bills besides the budget.
“It is true that parliament will be having a budget meeting from 9 September up to October. Basically it will be a budget meeting for 2019/ 2020 financial year.
“This is a meeting that government does bring as a business. So when the Parliamentary Committee on Business meets, it will be able to communicate to lawmakers who in the long run meet in their clusters to discuss on the budget,” said Mengezi.
Meanwhile, a University of Livingstonia Political Commentator, George Allan Phiri, has advised all the lawmakers to be very vigilant in tabling issues – aside from the budget – that will help to transform the lives of Malawians based in the rural areas for they are the primary benefiaries of the parliment.
Lately, the parliament met for the first time since the May 21 polls where it authorised and approved a mid year budget. During the same sitting, a female speaker of the house, Catherine Gotani Hara, was elected for the first time in the history of the country.