The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) is on Friday expected to meet the Speaker of the National Assembly Henry Chimunthu Banda to find out what is stopping him from implementing Section 65 of the Constitution.
PAC executive director Robert Phiri confirmed on Thursday that the interface with the Speaker is a follow-up to the recommendations of the second All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference held in October 2012.
Phiri said the failure by the Speaker to invoke section 65 on Members of Parliament who have dumped their political parties to join the People’s Party (PP) was one of the concerns raised during the conference and that as PAC they have a duty to deliver and advocate for specific positions.
Said Phiri: “PAC will engage the Speaker of the National Assembly tomorrow [Friday] probably afternoon hours. This is one of the follow-up interface meetings with key decision-makers following the second All-Inclusive Stakeholders Conference.”
He said Blantyre Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop Montfort Stima, who chaired the conference, is expected to lead the delegation since he did the same when the PAC delivered the communique to President Joyce Banda and that after all the advocacy and interface, the body would report back to the conference delegates.