MEC moves to educate electoral stakeholders – Capital Radio Malawi
21 July, 2024

MEC moves to educate electoral stakeholders

Kachale: People are showing interesting to know

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is determined to reach out to all electoral stakeholders across the country in order to inform them on the new electoral laws, elections calendar, new constituency and ward boundaries among others

MEC Commissioner Chief Justice Chifundo Kachale made the remarks, Monday in Lilongwe when he was opened a day-long electoral stakeholders training in readiness for the September 16th 2025, tripartite elections.

“We are happy because where ever we have gone so far, people are showing interesting to know the electoral amendments. And this is quite encouraging,” he said

Commissioner Kachale said electoral stakeholders have a mandate to sensitise the general public on the electoral changes and the need to follow electoral guidelines in order to avoid irregularities.

“The commission will apply stiff punishments to those not adhering to electoral laws including disqualification and fines of up to K10 million and those who will commit criminal laws during the process will be handed over to the police and the law will take its course.” he said

Lilongwe District Commissioner Dr. Lawford Palani commended MEC for the move, saying it will give enough time for the stakeholders to sensitise the public on the changes.

He then advised members of District Elections Supervisory Team (DEST) and Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) to start meeting in readiness for the tripartite elections.

Speaking in a separate interview, Freedom Party, Central Region Youth Director Bazilio Kasamba expressed commitment that all political parties will preach the correct information to the rural masses.

However, Kasamba asked MEC to also involve those working in courts during such trainings so that they should also explain what happens when electoral issues have been taken to courts.

The training brought together members of District Elections Supervisory Team (DEST), Lilongwe Multiparty Liaison Committee, registered political party representatives, traditional, faith and religious leaders and media.

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