Funds or no funds, June 23 Malawi elections must go on—MCP 

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka says opposition political parties will make sure that the court-sanctioned  fresh presidential election is held on June 23 despite funding shortages.

Mkaka: Malawians should vote on June 23

Mkaka made the remarks on Thursday morning during Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  interface with  stakeholders in Lilongwe.

He said: “We will use all the available instruments to make sure that MEC is funded to conduct the election on the set date.”

Mkaka, however, did not indicate how opposition political parties are going to source funding for MEC.

MEC chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale has said the commission has a budget shortfall of more than K8 billion.

“As the situation is, even if this money is disbursed now, it will take a few days to clear and the Commission will face very serious logistical challenges to implement this election,” said Kachale.

He said  MEC officials have engaged Treasury on the same and will this afternoon appraise Parliament on the challenges the commission has been facing and seek direction on how best to proceed with the election.

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Lawyer
Lawyer
8 months ago

Anazolowera kugulitsa makadi a chitsiruwa ulira uwonanso makadi mumpeze okamugulitsa za uchitsiru zanuzo muzipanga nokha mbuzi inu ife tonse takaniratu MCP chipani chokupha anthu munapha nduna zinayi ,pompanopa mwapha wa police kwa msundwe a IMEDI wochokera ku mangochi chifukwa ndi yao mwawononga katundu wa anthu ambirimbiri wotsogolera wake zitsiru ziwiri za MCP mwagwa nayo munya muwona winayo covid yampweteka afa pompanopa.

Jose
Jose
8 months ago

Foolish people.Zoona minister of finance, budget director,chief secretary to cabinet osapereka ndalama ndi kupeza magalimoti a chief secretary.chisankhochi ndi chadziko sichantundu winawake kapena chigawo.zikutsalirani.zantundu iyayi muyipitsa ntundu wa anthu pamene vuyo ndinu. Chenjezo, amene ayambitse ziwawa zake ife amalawi eni nthaka titeteza voti ndipo takozenka kudziteteza.mmidzimu mtaunimu.muyerekeze kusokoneza muphwanyidwanazo ambiri zopusa zanuzo mameeting opusa aupo worepheretsa chisankho mwalephera.come 23rd June mukutuluka mboma.mwanyoza anthu opephera ndi Chakwera munthu opephera kwa nthawi yayitali kubakira chosapephera.Lero Mulungu akupereka chiweluzo.Mukutuluka mboma. Zausatana zatha mmalaw.mukapangire kunja kwanuko osati kuzuza amalawi.Tonse yakika ndipi ilipo next 50 yrs chifukwa ndi tsogolo la ana athu osati chinkhalamba chopanda… Read more »

Zoonadi
Zoonadi
8 months ago

We will vote

Malawi citizen
8 months ago

Mkaka ndi machine omanga ndi mawaya. We are tired of nonsense.

Joni
Joni
8 months ago

THEY WANT TO USE THE KABILA WAY OF DELAYING ELECTIONS….WE MUST AGREE ONE THING IF WE ARE HEADING THAT WAY….THERE SHOULD BE NO PRESIDENT OR CABINET…A PROVISIONAL GOVT SHOULD TAKE OVER UNTIL THE NEW ELECTIONS’ DAY…

ALL GOVT ASSETS SHOULD BE PARKED AND NOBODY SHOULD ACCESS THEM.

Sizzler
Sizzler
8 months ago

Mr Mkaka has just split a can of worms 😷
He is telling us that since they have been
buldozing the Judges and threatening them through HRDC and the courts are in they hands and can toos them as they wish …..
WAKE UP MALAWIANS WAKE UP the future in these Tonse Alliance is dangerous .

Joni
Joni
8 months ago
Reply to  Sizzler

You are snoozing….

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  Sizzler

Chidebe

Mangochi boi Advocate
Mangochi boi Advocate
8 months ago

Uyudi ndi mkaka zoona. Kodi mkaka wake ndi wa mphaka kapena wa galu? Mkulu ameneyu amakhala ngati kuti amagwiritsira ntchito matako poyankhula ndikumagwiritsira ntchito pakamwa akamakhala. Mbuzi imeneyi zoyankhula zale zopanda nzeru kukhala ngati tambala wakuda woduka mutu. No wonder his team is still using kwaaachhha zachikalekale while ada ppl r using their hands ndikumakalima chimanga. Dzukani kunjaku kunacha kalekaaaaleee. #TeamAPM!!! Mbiteee

Joni
Joni
8 months ago

Mkaka wa mayi ako…

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Chidebe Cadet 😭😭😭🇲🇼

chataika
chataika
8 months ago

A Mcp phuma ili be careful kodi anthu wopanda nzeru ngati inu sindinawaone last yr malawi funded the elections with own resources and everything interms of finances was dealt with. Now this time because we dd not expect this donors were ready to assist us with funding but chilima anatukwana ma donors kuti they come here in malawi not to be observers but tourists so mmati titani? Muuzeni chilima apange fund kotsalirirako becoz boma layesetsa kale kumbali yake to cut from budgets of most of the departments from various ministries to beef up the mec funding. Know this in this… Read more »

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Bakha 🦆 phweeeeeeee

james Banda
james Banda
8 months ago

The who Malawi government does not have 8 billion for elections???? The is a big lie. Ballots are arriving in this country tomorrow. There is money in this country. A few weeks ago APM anayika mwala wamadziko for stadiums

Zoona
Zoona
8 months ago

Opposition is obcessed with elections, they can’t reason any more. You think since the courts sided with you on irregularities they will again side with you when you win a frodulent election? Tatopa ife ndi mademo. We want a clean election that will save our money. We are wasting billions here by holding this election it want help the nation to have another fresh election. If that is to happen then Malawians should demonstrate against politicians who want to impoverish the nation with their scrambling for power. They contribute from their parties for us to vote no further use of… Read more »

Banda
Banda
8 months ago
Reply to  Zoona

@Zoona ……. DPP forced the Election they could have resigned. MEC and Government had 150 Days to plan should have taken only 60 Days

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