Govt sets aside K500m for constituency redemarcation exercise – State House

Government has set aside K500 million for the constituency redemarcation exercise.

Kamponden: MEC  engaging political stakeholders across the country to come up with a better way of redemarcating the 193 constituencies.

Director of Communications for State House Sean Kampondeni said Monday during The Weekly Brief at Mtunthama State Lodge in Lilongwe.

Addressing the media, Kampondeni said the Malawi Electoral Commission has been engaging political stakeholders across the country to come up with a better way of redemarcating the 193 constituencies.

On his part, Presidential Press Secretary, Brian Banda, said  President Lazarus Chakwera will soon unveil several projects aimed at creating employment for jobless youth across the country.

Banda said  the move is part of the President’s efforts to deliver on his campaign promises and the principle of ‘Prospering Together.’

On the issue of the K6.2 billion COVID-19 funds that were abused in various sectors, Banda disclosed that  the report  is with the Auditor General’s office, and will be presented to relevant authorities once it is ready.

To keep the momentum on clearing the rubble, he said the Malawi leader has entrusted Boards of parastatals to ensure that operations of these organizations are running smoothly and are delivering efficient services to the general public.

The State House Weekly Brief is meant to update the public on the President’s engagements and is a feedback forum on matters of public interest.

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TEMWEKA
1 month ago

193 constituencies thats a bloat for our small economy,reduce this by 30%+ use the saved money for infrastructures in existing cities n establish new munucipalities eg, mangochi, salima, karonga.

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 month ago

Useless expenditure, instead of spending on real needs of people. The devil priotise where he is going to steal easily.

Lucy Mvula
Lucy Mvula
1 month ago

Malawi does not need more MPs. It needs say a hundred quality MPs who can move the country forward. In this era every MP must be a graduate. They need not be constituency based. Counselors serve local people in wards. The National Assembly must comprise quality brains regardless of place of origin. I support proportional representation as the best way forward. We will have quality MPs; it’s easy to maintain: no more by elections when a member dies: they will be simply replaced on the party list. This is the contemporary thinking in elections management. Justice Chifundo, consider this free… Read more »

Mushaka Desire Kabamba, PhD
Mushaka Desire Kabamba, PhD
1 month ago

The Malawi Election Commission should conduct a research first on the feasible electoral system for the country . Do we still need the First Past The Post in this age and era? When everybody in the region is going for Proportional representation? All past reports on the matter favoured a change of electoral system. The Kachale commission needs to revisit reports by its predecessors before it can embark on a redemarcation exercise which will eventually not be approved by parliament. By the current statistics , the north will have 22 constituencies, down by 11. These will be shared between the… Read more »

Chitsiru cha njanji
1 month ago

That could indeed happen if they use population as they did before. However, it is felt that a balanced approached than will include all factors stipulated in the Constitution would be more reasonable.

A good approach will be one that will not be based on population to help discourage rapid population growth. Basing on population will incentivise factors that lead to population growth.

Tuntyufe
Tuntyufe
1 month ago

More MPs? Eish

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