MPs Walkout in protest Against Reduced Funding
Opposition and ruling party Members of Parliament in Malawi rarely agree on issues but on Friday they agreed on one thing—to walk out of the House in protest against reduced funding to the National Assembly.
The lawmakers disapproved the provision of K3,465 billion from the K3,559 billion they previously proposed, saying it was too little for their operations.
The lawmakers have since given Capitol Hill until Monday to revise the figure.
Meanwhile, parliament has increased and approved a provision of K1.929 for the judiciary, a rise from K1.927 billion.
Most MPs who spoke before the approval, observed that the judiciary was previously allocated inadequate money.
Member for Salima South Uladi Mussa told parliament that the judiciary is an important arm of government and it needs more money for smooth operation.
Mr. Mussa asked parliament to end the judiciary strike and increase the money allocated to the judiciary workers arguing that it was the same house that approved their increment 2006.—Zodiak Online
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