Malawi Electoral Commission to launch 2014 elections strategic plan

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will launch the 2014 Tripartite Elections, the Civic and Voter Education Strategy and the 2013 to 2017 Strategic Plan on Friday at Hotel Victoria in Blantyre.

According a statement issued by Chief Elections Officer Willie Kalonga on Monday, delegates to the launch will include Presidents and Secretaries General of all political parties registered in Malawi, government officials, civil society organisations, the academia, development partners, the media, members of the diplomatic corps and other electoral stakeholders.

“During the function, the Commission will among other things present the long-awaited electoral calendar which will outline all electoral activities and their dates and attendant responsibilities for stakeholders.

Kalonga: Strategic plan

Kalonga: Strategic plan

“The Commission will also present the delegates with the Civic and Voter Education Strategy which will be the blueprint and guide for the conduct of civic and voter education for the Tripartite Elections,” the statement reads.

The five-year Strategic Plan presents an ambitious plan by the Commission to transform its functions and presents a roadmap for making MEC a centre of excellence in elections management in Malawi and beyond.

Both the Strategic Plan and the Civic and Voter Education Strategy have been developed with support from the European Union under the Democratic Governance Programme.

The Commission’s last Strategic Plan covered the period 2004 to 2009.

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