Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has suffered both financial and material loss and embarrassment after sheriffs seized three vehicles due to a K18 million debt.
Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula confirmed the sheriffs rushed to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices in Blantyre where they have seized the vehicles.
He said MEC owes a number of firms money including Universal Trading and Trans World Radio.
“The sheriffs were executing a warrant issued by the High Court,” said Mvula, a move that has done a big blow to MEC whose commissioners and officers have been embroiled in mismanagement of money.
President Peter Mutharika told MEC officials a few months ago to be prudent with public money and be transparent and accountable.
The seizure of the property also comes at a time when government departments are facing huge budget cuts due to financial problems rocking the government.
MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa was not available for comment.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :