Jane Ansah must go! CSOs demand the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission chair

Powerful civil society leaders are demanding the resignations of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chair Jane Ansah and graft busting body.

CSO leaders addressing a news conference expressing vote of no confidence with Justice Jane Ansah as chairperson of Malawi electoral body

Ansah: Under fire from stakeholders

Speaking at a newa conference on Saturday in Lilongwe, Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) chief executive officer Gift Trapence said Justice Ansah must go because she can no longer be trusted with organising an election following her failure to hold the Lilongwe south east, Lilongwe Msozi north by-elections and two other local government by-elections in Lilongwe and Dedza.

“We want to condemn the partisan interests of the current MEC chair Justice Jane Ansah primarily by condemning a proposal for elections to be won by a simple majority of 50+1 we believe that Malawi alone must decide the matter now because of her partisan behaviour we demand for her immediate replace as MEC chair,”

The Malawi Electoral Commission said the government has failed to fund K300 million needed for the by-elections.

“It is very doubtful Mrs Ansah will be able to handle the 2019 general election,” said Trapence flanked by Dorothy Ngoma, Robert Mkwezalamba, Billy Mayaya and Macdonald Sembereka.

“The postponement of elections due to lack of funds is an affront to the flourishing of democracy in this country . It is the duty of the Malawi Electoral Commission that it requests adequate resources from Government to meet its need,”  said Trapence.

Trapence said it is clear that with Ansah on the seat Malawi should forget having credible elections come 2019.

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18 thoughts on “Jane Ansah must go! CSOs demand the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission chair”

  1. Chisyuli says:

    Akamapanga za chibwana anzawo analilanazo game yitagangalama mzimu wawo uwuse mu mtendere

  2. Omex70 says:

    Some of us knew that the hard won democracy is off truck with Jane Ansah at the helm of Malawi Electoral Commission. She is just a puppet. She can’t make any independent decision. She is just a DPP boot-licker. She must go as soon as possible.

  3. chigumbuli says:

    Order!!! As a MP of Likoma i support her removal!!! She is poor on decision making!!! Anastanzia Msosa abwelenso!!!! Uyi ndiwamantha kupunda siwatibwelesele vitopotopo!!!

  4. Senzangakhona says:

    #Janemustfall#

  5. kambwa says:

    So mec has no money for elections but can afford to by commissioners expensive vehicles. Where dd they get the money for vehicles that they can’t get funds for elections?
    On the other hand she must really resign chifukwa anapangapo chibwezi ndi bwana mfumu

  6. CHIM says:

    Where are those
    Moneys chaponda packed
    In his pillow case ??

    Dear brothers and sisters
    If we cant have 50 +1
    Vote then its better we
    Boycott or cancell the election dates

  7. che nnungu says:

    Under Jane Ansah, there will be blood shed in Malawi after the 2019 elections. Take care Malawians this woman is a wizard

  8. Pida says:

    AMAYI AMENEWA AMANGE KATUNDU AZIPITA ANGADZAPHETSE ANTHU OSALAKWA.

  9. Becks says:

    This woman is too weak for such a critical institution. It is her responsibility to look for money be it from government or elsewhere. No excuses. Lack of funding is quite a scapegoat.

  10. DOBO says:

    The first blander by Asah is to replace suprime court ruling of RE-RUN bx BY-ELECTION yet supreme court ruling becomes a law.The second blander is that she sided with DPP views on issue of 59+ . The third blander is that she annouced the date of by-elections yet there was no assurance of funding.Lastly, she has suspended the by electiob . Can’nt we see there is something has gone wrong? Salence is golden and it would have saved his face.

  11. Don says:

    The CSOs are at it once again! Led by left wing operatives, they want to impose they perverted views on the populace. What exactly has Justice Ansah done wrong? Who does not know that MEC has no funding of its own but depends on govt and the donor community? Who is not aware of MEC’s financial woes whose cause has nothing to do with the current crop of commissioners, let alone Justice Ansah? And here we have Trapence & Co baying for her blood! What a nonsensical trick! Instead of being a voice for the good of society, these CSOs have become a voice for hedonism and vanity. Americans have done well to reject the type of left wing extremism that the Malawian CSOs led by Trapence & Co, are peddling. You can’t convince any right-thinking Malawian that you have a valid case against Justice Ansah. Go back to your drawing boards and concoct a different stunt! Maybe you will begin to be believable.

  12. Mc Donald Dimu says:

    Trueeee She must really go… Satithandizapo uyuuu

  13. Richard Soko says:

    Before condemning Jane Ansah we must understand her performance at her previous job as Attorney General. She politicised the office blocking any payment to court judgments on the pretext govt did not have money. It is therefore correct for her to resign. If she does not please seek help from the courts

  14. kadange says:

    Let’s get court injunction barring her from performing her duties and she will go like chaponda

  15. chimbolo says:

    She is not confident .She should go she can just fuel conflicts in Malawi.Or we should pray for her fast death. Asowe basi .Tnchindere mawa izi lero izi

  16. be humane says:

    Mr. Trapence you think you can be dictating everything in the country?

  17. Mr phalombe says:

    SORRY….YOU GUYS ARE SAYING WHOSE FAULT IS IT THAT MEC HAS NOT BEEN FUNDED? IT THE FAULT OF THE FUNDED? OR THE FUNDER. UR REASONS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ANSAH ARE TOO UNCLEAR. PLZ COME AGAIN & EXPLAIN OTHERWIS E UR CALL FOR RESIGNATION IS TOO MUCH OF A REACTION.

  18. Dziko Langa says:

    It is an embarrassment to the country’s democracy to have flip flop decision makers in such key position. Stepping down as soon as possible will save Malawi loads of shame come 2019. Accepting your failure for once is not failing forever.

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