Malawi pollster awaits Commonwealth expert on constituency demarcation exercise

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is waiting for a consultant from Commonwealth for a comprehensive population and physical features survey of wards and constituencies which will lead to some of them be cut, a politically sensitive issue in the southern African nation.

Mwafulirwa:  Waiting for Commonwealth

Mwafulirwa: Waiting for Commonwealth

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said recently that the consultant has always been assigned to Malawi for the exercise.

Mwafulirwa said as soon as the expert is in the country, he together with MEC officials accompanied by other officials from National Statistics Organisation and the Survey office will go to each ward and constituency to see whether they are eligible for demarcation or not.

He said some constituencies are bigger than the recommended political size.

It is expected the exercise will cost K300 million.

The move comes at a time when there are calls from other sections of the society to reduce the number of constituencies saying 193 is too big for a small and poor country like Malawi.

Government and political parties have remained mum on the issue.

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Watereka
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Watereka
4 months 19 days ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkk what a joke

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola
4 months 20 days ago

And yet nkumati mulibe ndalama for the Mchinji By-election? Fodya weniweni. Chamba heavy. The whole exercise is to increase the number of constituencies in the Southern Region. Mark my words. Instead of thinking about national development, all we dream about is to have more seats in parliament. Where did we throw priorities in this country?

dikisan
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dikisan
4 months 20 days ago

Waste of resources. NSO Can do

Vyantonda
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4 months 20 days ago

iwe F****k with ur MEC

Jamali
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Jamali
4 months 21 days ago

Just wasting money. NSO can do it. MEC can also do it. Why involve a consultant?

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