CHURCH AND SOCIETY PROGRAMME
Church and Society Programme is an advocacy and civic education arm of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia on human rights, governance, democracy, peace building and other crosscutting issueslike HIV and AIDS and gender. Consistent with its mandate, the Programme regularly comments andspeaks out on these thematic issues and other current affairs without fear or favour.Recently, the issue that has taken centre stage is that of the Civil Procedures Amendment Bill that hasbeen passed by Parliament. The legislation, commonly known as Injunctions Bill, bars aggrievedindividuals or entities from seeking an ex parte injunction against the Malawi government or any officialworking on its behalf. Prior to the passing of the Bill, there was empirical evidence that most Malawiansare against this piece of legislation. Regardless, Members of Parliament (MPs) proceeded into passingthe Bill into law.While we appreciate that some MPs voted against the bill, we would like to lay bare the manner inwhich MPs voted. It should be up to the constituents to judge whether their MPs voted in the manner that they (constituents) would have wanted. Thus, we hereby publish all names of MPs and how theyvoted.
LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AGAINST THEIR VOTING STATUS ON THE
INJUNCTIONS' BILLNO. MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT CODE NO.NAME OFCONSTITUENCY VOTE STATUS
1 Hon Adam Wells John 88Lilongwe City SouthWest Yes2 Hon Aipira Okoma - Atani S.L. 115 Mangochi West Yes3 Hon Asibu Shamil 112 Mangochi South West Absent4 Hon Banda Azizi Joyce 78 Mpenu Nkhoma No5 Hon Banda Edwin Franklin 45 Nkhotakota Central No6 Hon Banda Eta Elizabeth Prof. 21 NkhataBay South Yes7 Hon Banda Grenenger K. Msulira 40 Kasungu East Yes8 Hon Banda Henry Chimunthu 43 Nkhotakota North Did'nt Vote
9 Hon Banda Leobin Mussa Francis 69 Mchinji South West Yes10 Hon Bande John Francis 152 Blantyre City East Yes11 Hon Belekanyama Kambewa W.L. 90 Msinja South No12 Hon Bhagwanji Edwin 77 Lilongwe City West Yes13 Hon Bimphi Herbert Josiya 50 Ntchisi North Absent14 Hon Bokosi Grayson Khamba 39 Kasungu South East Yes15 Hon Bondo Maurine Katani 75 Lilongwe Kumachenga No16 Hon Bonongwe Benson 174 Mulanje South East Yes17 Hon Bwanali Romeo Brown 109 Mangochi Malombe Yes18 Hon Chalera Peter Stanley Patisi 89 Msinja North Absent19 Hon Chaponda Thapatula G. Dr 179 Mulanje South West Yes20 Hon Chatipwa Mandebvu Agness N. 46 Nkhotakota South East Yes
Didn’t Vote depicts an MP who did not vote because he presided over the proceedings