Parliament meets next month for Mid-Year Budget Review

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The 5th Meeting of the National Assembly in the 47th Session of Parliament, which is also the Mid-Year Budget Review will commence on Tuesday, March 5 2019, Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya has announced.


According to Msowoya, the meeting will run up to March 18, 2019.

The Mid-Year Budget Review Meeting of Parliament has become a tradition since 2005 to assess the performance of the national budget and provide checks and balances on expenditures.

Economic analyst Dalitso Kubalasa told local media that the review meetings provide a platform to assess budget performance and help Treasury to devise necessary adjustments.

“This is an important time, especially in an election year to check if all is well with this law that was passed in June 2018 alongside all contractual obligations to its people.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which is the largest opposition political party in the House is also expected to name a new leader of opposition, following the resignation of Lazarus Chakwera.

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