Fresh Presidential Polls Date Illegal- Experts

Fresh Presidential Polls Date Illegal- Experts

Legal experts in the country have questioned the conduct of Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament of setting date for the much awaited fresh presidential citing the decision as illegal. The Committee chaired by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Member of Parliament Kezzie Msukwa agreed to conduct the fresh presidential elections on 23 June without the issue […]

Party Monitors Continue to Shun Voter Verification

Party Monitors Continue to Shun Voter Verification

By Cosmas Chimaliro Mzimba North District Elections Supervisory Team (DEST) Chairperson, Tamala Nyirongo has faulted political parties’ failure to assign monitors for voter verification and transfer exercise conducted in the district from May 17, to 21,2020. Speaking during the exercise’s review meeting Monday in Mzuzu,she said some centres had literally no monitors and others had […]

MEC Optimistic Of High Voter Turnout in Fresh Polls

MEC Optimistic Of High Voter Turnout in Fresh Polls

By Linda Likomwa Chiradzulu, May 23, Mana: Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Friday expressed hope that people would come out in their large numbers to vote during the forthcoming fresh presidential elections. Speaking during a briefing of members of the District Elections Supervisory Team (DEST) in Chiradzulu, Regional Elections Officer for the South, King Rudi […]

Chilima, Chakwera in Verbal War

Chilima, Chakwera in Verbal War

A bitter row erupted between Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and its political bedfellow UTM on Thursday when Saulos Chilima used a UTM vehicle branded with his party symbols and his face as presidential candidate on his whistle stops in Nkhotakota. MCP got mad and censured him for not using the face of the alliance candidate […]

Mutharika Accepts Ansah’s Resignation

Mutharika Accepts Ansah’s Resignation

Malawi President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has accepted the resignation of Justice Dr. Jane Ansah as Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson. Presidential Press Secretary, Mgeme Kalilani confirmed the development on Friday in an interview with state news agency. Justice Dr. Ansah on Thursday told Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) that she will be leaving the commission […]

Chiefs Told To Be Non Partisan Ahead of Fresh Polls

Chiefs Told To Be Non Partisan Ahead of Fresh Polls

By Kenneth Mkandawire The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust has appealed to Chiefs in Nkhata-Bay district to be non-partisan ahead of the fresh presidential elections slated for 23 June. The Civic Education Officer for the Trust (NICE), Lucy Kalua made the plea in an interview Friday saying the notion is significant more especially […]

Ansah Leaving MEC Happy Person

Ansah Leaving MEC Happy Person

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson, Justice Dr Jane Ansah SC has written the appointing authority asking to step aside from her position ahead of Fresh Presidential polls. MEC’s Chairperson Dr. Ansah disclosed the development on Thursday in an interview with the state broadcaster the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). “I am stepping aside as Malawi […]

Maotcha Dumps Chilima’s UTM Party….Joins Mighty DPP

Maotcha Dumps Chilima’s UTM Party….Joins Mighty DPP

As the country is fast approaching fresh presidential elections, Saulos Chilima’s UTM Party contact person for Machinga district, Ellock Maotcha Banda has officially dumped the party for the governing Mighty Democratic Progress Party (DPP). The Former Deputy Minister Maotcha was welcomed in the Mighty DPP on Monday by Party’s President for the Eastern Region Bright […]

MEC Suspends Mchinji North Voter Verification Exercise

MEC Suspends Mchinji North Voter Verification Exercise

By Aaron Banda Voter Verification exercise at Mzenga Centre in Mchinji North Constituency has been suspended following an attack from angry villagers who protested against Forestry officers who allegedly destroyed their crops. It is reported that Mchinji Forestry officials on Monday destroyed crops at Mzenga Village, accusing the communities of cultivating in the forest reserve […]

Commissioner Mathanga Vows Not to Resign

Commissioner Mathanga Vows Not to Resign

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Commissioner, Dr. Jean Mathanga on Tuesday vowed not to resign as the commissioner for the country’s electoral body. Commissioner Dr. Mathanga, who is also the Chairperson for MEC’s Electoral Services Committee, made the remarks during a media briefing held in Lilongwe. “The answer is I am not resigning. I will […]

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