Let’s Do away with Health Breaks, Speaker Richard Msowoya Proposes

Speaker Msowoya: We Can Do Away with Health Breaks
Speaker Msowoya: We Can Do Away with Health Breaks

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya on Friday proposed that Parliament should consider doing away with the 30-minutes health breaks, saying the tradition is an avoidable time consumer.

Malawi Parliament takes a 30 minutes break after every 2 hours of deliberations and according to Msowoya, the local House of Laws is probably the only one in Africa that has such a tradition.

“I have been in a number of parliaments accross Africa and beyond, and I should say we are the only ones that has health breaks in between the sessions. Our colleagues across the region only have lunch breaks.

“May be it’s the high time we consider Scrapping off these breaks because they really steal away our time looking at the pile of business we have to transact,” said Msowoya before suspending the House for a morning health break on Friday.

There was no immediate reaction from both sides of the House, but if implemented, the move would be seen as a cost cutting measure on the part of parliamentarians.

7 Responses to "Let’s Do away with Health Breaks, Speaker Richard Msowoya Proposes"

  1. Magwa Mkand   December 3, 2016 at 9:08 am

    the house is full of old people if we had the youths in there they would be no time wasting breaks at all! out with khalamba in with ungonoungono

  2. George Chalira   December 3, 2016 at 9:45 am

    The house should as well consider reviewing some standing orders.Many of them are incosistent and vague!

  3. Wycliffe Makupete   December 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I Mean We Dont Need The House At All,what Impact Is There Kumudzi Kuli Mene Kunalili,palibe Amapanga Phokoso Basi,tingowathandiza Kulemera Mwachangu Anthuwa Ndi Misonkho Yathu.

    • Mapopa Zungu   December 3, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Speaker of the house . That’s wise mind, time lost z never gained .healthy breaks should be removed atlist to have more time solving country’s issues and that can reduce days in parliament plus money spending on ollowences .let’s utilise our resources accordingly

  4. Chisomo Chanza   December 3, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Vitus Dzoole Mwale… My favorite mp in parliament

  5. Phillimon Chiweta   December 3, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Mr Jokes alluded to this proposition in his jokes. His jokes are not only for us to laugh but also learn from them.


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