Jane Ansah must go! CSOs demand the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission chair

Powerful civil society leaders are demanding the resignations of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chair Jane Ansah and graft busting body.

CSO leaders addressing a news conference expressing vote of no confidence with Justice Jane Ansah as chairperson of Malawi electoral body

Ansah: Under fire from stakeholders

Speaking at a newa conference on Saturday in Lilongwe, Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) chief executive officer Gift Trapence said Justice Ansah must go because she can no longer be trusted with organising an election following her failure to hold the Lilongwe south east, Lilongwe Msozi north by-elections and two other local government by-elections in Lilongwe and Dedza.

“We want to condemn the partisan interests of the current MEC chair Justice Jane Ansah primarily by condemning a proposal for elections to be won by a simple majority of 50+1 we believe that Malawi alone must decide the matter now because of her partisan behaviour we demand for her immediate replace as MEC chair,”

The Malawi Electoral Commission said the government has failed to fund K300 million needed for the by-elections.

“It is very doubtful Mrs Ansah will be able to handle the 2019 general election,” said Trapence flanked by Dorothy Ngoma, Robert Mkwezalamba, Billy Mayaya and Macdonald Sembereka.

“The postponement of elections due to lack of funds is an affront to the flourishing of democracy in this country . It is the duty of the Malawi Electoral Commission that it requests adequate resources from Government to meet its need,”  said Trapence.

Trapence said it is clear that with Ansah on the seat Malawi should forget having credible elections come 2019.

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Some of us knew that the hard won democracy is off truck with Jane Ansah at the helm of Malawi Electoral Commission. She is just a puppet. She can’t make any independent decision. She is just a DPP boot-licker. She must go as soon as possible.


Order!!! As a MP of Likoma i support her removal!!! She is poor on decision making!!! Anastanzia Msosa abwelenso!!!! Uyi ndiwamantha kupunda siwatibwelesele vitopotopo!!!




So mec has no money for elections but can afford to by commissioners expensive vehicles. Where dd they get the money for vehicles that they can’t get funds for elections?
On the other hand she must really resign chifukwa anapangapo chibwezi ndi bwana mfumu


Where are those
Moneys chaponda packed
In his pillow case ??

Dear brothers and sisters
If we cant have 50 +1
Vote then its better we
Boycott or cancell the election dates

che nnungu

Under Jane Ansah, there will be blood shed in Malawi after the 2019 elections. Take care Malawians this woman is a wizard




This woman is too weak for such a critical institution. It is her responsibility to look for money be it from government or elsewhere. No excuses. Lack of funding is quite a scapegoat.


The first blander by Asah is to replace suprime court ruling of RE-RUN bx BY-ELECTION yet supreme court ruling becomes a law.The second blander is that she sided with DPP views on issue of 59+ . The third blander is that she annouced the date of by-elections yet there was no assurance of funding.Lastly, she has suspended the by electiob . Can’nt we see there is something has gone wrong? Salence is golden and it would have saved his face.

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