Your role is to pass laws- newly-elected MPs told


Sixty four of the newly-elected Members of Parliament retained their seats while 128 are mostly new legislators or those making a comeback.

With such a high number of new entrants, Malawi Parliament had to orient the MPs on their roles as there has always been a veiled line between what a local councillor and an MP can and should do.

Speaking at the orientation in Lilongwe, Clerk of Parliament Fiona Kalemba said the training is meant to help the MPs understand their roles as well as those of the August House and how it relates with the two other branches of government.

She added that their role as MPs was to make laws in accordance with Parliamentary procedures and standing orders.

The MPs are scheduled to the sworn-in from Monday 17th-Tuesday 18th June. This will be followed by the election of a speaker and their deputies.