BY FOCUS MAGANGA
Commissioner Bishop Mary Nkosi is one person who did not approve of most decisions made by the electoral commission she was sitting on. In fact, at her own admission, she feels very embarrassed at the manner last year’s elections were held.
And thoughts of resigning have been tormenting her mind. She has been asking legal minds on this avenue, but was slowed down in fear of losing her motor vehicle and other terminal benefits of being a commissioner. She would think, at many times, of resigning but the thoughts of giving away that opulent cruiser couldn’t let her give in.
She said she thinks MEC didn’t do a good job, and in fact it does appear she was not party to most decisions effected by the commission.
You would ask whether she was raising her reservations at such decisions, but she confessed she wasn’t.
she said she was placed at an akward situation, because she was put in the commission by MCP.
So while she was not happy with how elections were managed, she couldn’t pull out because the comfort zone was just too entincing and too comfortable.
Her prayer is that parliament should honorably dissolve the commission, and give her the gratuity and terminal benefits for sitting in the commission only to be saying nothing.
And in the end, she rates the performance of the commission she feels very embarrassed of 7 out of 10. Those of us with the Malawi Polytechnic background know what 70 percent signals. You don’t feel emberrassed with 7 out 10 score, this is a score of distinction.
Lastly, it was good parley didn’t inform our beloved bishop she was on live on radio station.
My take: Should the able Parliament, notwithstanding the fact that they were made into parliament by this very commission, in their assessment find the commission wanting, the commissioners should be fired with no benefits whatsover. That’s the only way they will learn the hard way you don’t sacrifice your conscience for a free vehicle and monetary benefits