CSOs shun voter registration civic education

Election activists have expressed concern that phase seven of the ongoing voter registration exercise might be hit with registration apathy as non of the 19 accredited civil society organisations have done civic education to people ahead of the exercise on Monday October 8 2018.

Kaliya: recipe for a low turn up

Deputy chairman of Malawi Electoral Support Network (Mesn) Emma Kaliya told a meeting of election stakeholders in Chitipa that the voter registration exercise in the district and other three districts earmarked for phase seven might be a disaster.

“It is sad that non of the accredited CSOs came here for civic education. This is a recipe for a low turn up which will have a negative effect on the elections outcome,” she said.

She said the CSOs cited lack of money for the civic education exercise as the main reason from staying away.

National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) representative in Chitipa , Amos Ngoma concurred with Kaliya, saying there was need for massive civic education to sensitize people on the need to go and register.

He said although Nice had done its part, there was need for the other accredited CSOs join the sensitization campaign to lure more people to go and register so that they will have a chance of choosing leaders of their choice.

Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah said the CSOs were supposed to source funds for the civic education exercise on their own.

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mkandawire
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mkandawire

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk a mtambo angapange zimenezo?

Central
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Central

This is MEC’s strategy!! Who have they supported to do civic education in the north? They were busy in Lhomwe land and Ansa went to every district in that area to make sure that people should register so DPP should have votes!! As for the noth she is aware DPP will likely get the smallest share so the only way out of that threat is not to support any civic education so that those who are ready to vote for other parties should not register!! This is a rigging strategy…………………………………!! For those who are following the events, you may agree… Read more »

Ndikukodzela Kwambiri
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They are busy wanting to impeach APM mokuti apange sensitize za ma elections. Kkkkkk…our so called CSOs. Mitu yozaza ndi mamina basi. Mbatata za wathu

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Zomwe amadziwa ma CSOs ndi mademo baasi, yet nawonso ndi olephera pa ntchito zawo. Ndimumve wina akuti ndi njira imodzi a DPP kuti abere mabvoti ngati anthu akalembetse ochepa, tipondanapo, muona.

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

@ Pathfinder

mwafune lero mmesa mumawatukwana inu and kupanga petrol bomb their offices and threatening to kill them. Deal with it. The few who will register will be enough to fire this inept government.

Mitumbuka kuda biiii
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Kumpotonso kuli anthu? Asiyeni azikukuta chinangwa atumbuka awa tilibe nawo ntchito ife a UTM. Our stronghold is Central Region. And ife a UTM southern region ndi fwetseki ikagwere uko.

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