By Chikondi Mapeto
Member of Parliament (MP) for Dedza East Constituency, Juliana Lunguzi has accused the Health and Environmental Committee for Dedza district council of removing her from membership.
Lunguzi said for quite some time she has not been getting informed of any service committee meetings which made her conclude that she was removed from the committee.
Speaking on Thursday during a full council meeting, Lunguzi said it was sad for a trained health specialist like herself to be removed from a health service committee without any reason.
“I belong to the health committee and for sometime I have not been receiving any letter informing me of the committee meetings,” Lunguzi said.
“I demand to know why I was removed or they have to tell me why they do not inform me whenever there is an issue which needs discussion,” she added.
She therefore asked the council members to explain to her whether the removal was based on the fact that she is female MP and that committees are only meant for male Members of Parliament.
“I am surprised that I was removed from the only service committee that I belonged to when my fellow male MPs belong to two service committees each,” she said.
However, Councilor for Katewe Ward, Auzious Chidobvu denied the accusations that the committee had withdrawn her membership.
Councilor Chidobvu said they never informed her about meetings anymore because she always gives excuses.-Mana