Polls NGO backs Mbendera on speedy appointment of commissioners

Malawi Electoral Support Network (Mesn) has put its weight behind pollster Malawi Electoral Commission chair Mackson Mbendera call for speedy appointment of commissioners following the expiry of the term of office of the current officials.

Steven Duwa: Head of MESN says commissioners should go first before new appointments

Steven Duwa: Head of MESN says commissioners should go first before new appointments

Mesn executive director Steve Duwa however disagreed with Mbendera that names of the new commissioners be announced before the current ones leave office on May 18.

“That can cause problems. Let the present commissioners leave office on May 18 after which the appointing authority should announce the names,” said Duwa.

He however said soon after the present commissioners leave office, new commissioners should be appointed immediately for continuity and do preparations for the 2019 general election.

The president appoints commissioners for the pollster in consulatation with leaders of political parties represented in parliament.

Government is yet to comment on Mbendera’s comment.

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A MEC onse azipita we dont nid them ….ndi a Mbenderawo….these guys dissapointed us heavy,……palibe chomwe achitapo…..we r under govt that z there bcoz a court rulling…..AAyaaah”””


Mbendela should go forever. His team has brought calamities to the nation by approving wrong candidate as a winner.


Speedy appointment is all fine…. As long as it’s NOT Mbendera and his crew!

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