President wrongly assents to a World Bank bill
Filed Under: Politics | Posted: 10/05/2007 at 1:05AM
Comments | Region: Malawi
There is panic in the ruling party in Malawi after the President wrongly assented to the bill which Parliament had not debated.
The bill, according to Parliament sources ,was sent to the President by mistake.
When the President,Dr. Bingu Wa Mutharika assented to the bill, some parliamentary workers, it is alleged,leaked the information to the opposition who asked the President to resign saying he had committed an offence.
The President has since called for the resignation of the Speaker.
The Speaker has sent apologies to the President.
The bill was for interconection of electricty to other countries with funding from the world Bank.