Mzuzu City council (MCC) has said so far it is impressed with the way political parties conduct themselves in the count down to the 2014 tripartite elections.
Mzuzu city Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thomas Chirwa was speaking in an interview on Wednesday responding to questions the MEC stringer put to him as to whether his office was worried with the situation on ground as parties fine tune themselves to win the presidential, councilor and parliamentary elections taking place for the first time in the country on May 20 next year.
Chirwa said the parties have been very cooperative to the condition his office set that each political member willing to conduct meetings in the city should inform his office.
He said should the trend continue then the city is expected to have peaceful and fruitful elections come 2014.
The CEO, however, said he will wait for the campaign to roll into action so that he can effectively give the position on ground but so far he is very thankful to parties and wished the trend continues.
Chirwa’s sentiments were similar to that of Mzuzu Police station where its spokesperson sergeant Maurice Chapola said also hailed the residences’ conduct saying they have been very good as his office has so far received no complaint of violence or abusive language apart from joke clacking and preparing for the elections.
Sergeant Chapola attributed the peaceful mood to tight security his office provides day and night and the good strategies the Malawi Electoral Commission has put like deploying organizations like National Institute for Civic Education (NICE) and other institutions.
Mzuzu city recently hosted the Democratic Progressive party (DPPs) president Arthur peter Mutharika and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Reverend Chakwera whistle stop tours, Aford’s protested convention, Peoples Party regional conference among others.