MCP implores on  Malawi govt to release funds for Mchinji by-election 

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has implored on the government to immediately release funds for the Mchinji West by-election so that the Malawi Electoral Commission  (MEC) can hold it before the expiry of the term of office of current commissioners.

Male :MCP candidate

Male :MCP candidate

Director of Elections in MCP Maxwell Thyolera said as of now, there is nothing on the ground to show that an election would be held on May 10, 2016 as indicated on MEC calendar.

“We held our primary party elections on April 16 based on the draft MEC calendar and we elected our candidate, apart from this, there is nothing on the ground. We are told treasury has not released a single penny for the exercise yet we are racing against time,” said Thyolera.

A secondary school teacher Jephter Mwale emerged winner during the by-election beating six other candidates including former MP and cabinet minister in Bingu wa Mutharika cabinet Theresa Mwale.

“Our worry is that the tenure of office for the current MEC commissioners expires on May 18, 2016. This is when MEC will be dissolved,” he said.

Chairman of MEC Maxon Mbendera also pressed the cash strapped government to release the budgeted K250 million for the election, saying the commission had planned to hold the by-election before the expiry of the commissioners.

All the commissioners except Mbendera quits their office on May 18 but Mbendera’s contract expires in October.

Treasury spokesperson Nations Msowoya said the government is yet to make a decision on the matter.

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5 thoughts on “MCP implores on  Malawi govt to release funds for Mchinji by-election ”

  1. Wakwithu says:

    ikanakhala ndata constituency nde mukanapanga fund…use your brain Winston Msowoya, those people need to be represented…mudzapenya liti atumbuka inu? muzingogwiritsidwa ntchito ndi ma ruling parties basi?…..use your brain..

  2. Democracy is very expensive. apatseni ndalamayo basi. chakudya Malawi ndi kutapa kutaya

  3. Man of God says:

    Mchinji West has people who need to be represented in parliament even at the time of discussing food purchase. Kungoti tayamba kudabwa kuti kodi chakudya chatha liti? Chifukwa paja munkati dziko lili ndi chakudya chokwanila. Mwadziwa liti kuti tilibe chimanga?

  4. Winston Msowoya says:

    MP for Mchinji,so you think that by election is more important than food.Why can’t you demand funds to buy food for our people? Why can’t you demand funds to buy medicines for our sick people? Why can’t you demand that the govt.pays workers in time to feed their families so on and so forth.Are you not ashamed of the poor performances of your unworkable Parliament? What the MP for Mchinji is going to do in a useless Parliament? Since you were elected into the so-called Parliament ,what important project you have introduced in your Constituency? Wake up and wash your face.

  5. Joseph Banda says:

    Msowoya, tigule kaye Chimanga. The Mchinji MP will not bring anything but expenses

    EVIDENCE BASED PRIORITIES

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