Kachale commits to deliver Malawi credible polls: Speaks on security arrangements

Chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Dr  Chifundo Kachale says he has confidence in all the members of the Commission and he knows ‘we will deliver.’

Kachale: Highest commitment of myself and the entire Commission to deliver a credible election

Briefing during a consultative meeting with members of National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) in Lilongwe on Friday, Kachale said:

“Honorable members, I wish to assure you of the highest commitment of myself and the entire Commission to deliver a credible election whose results will be acceptable by all stakeholders,” he said.

He added that for the Commission to do a good job, ‘we will always engage stakeholders to get their views but also share with them what we have.’

Kachale, a High Court judge,  also updated on Covid-19 precautionary measures, receipt of ballot papers and associated materials.

He also said that the end of campaign period is this Sunday 6am and that the  main tally centre  will be at  College of Medicine.

Kachale also briefed about results counting and results management, transport situation for polling and funding for election.

On the security arrangement, Kachale  said there is a security task force that has been set up comprising MEC and security organs in the country.

“For a start, from the airport to the constituencies, ballot papers will be escorted by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) officers only.

“From the constituency to the polling stations, it will be a combination of MDF and Malawi Police Service (MPS),” he said.

Kachale said at the polling stations there will be at least two officers from police.

“However, for hotspot there will be a combination of MDF soldiers and the Malawi Police Service officer providing security.

“The Commission in collaboration with the security agencies is coming up with a map for hotspot areas,” he said.

For the district tally centres it will be a combination of soldiers providing security and the Police  while the main tally centre will be guarded by the MDF except that the police will man the scanner at the entrance.

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The Great Prophet Baruch

Malawi turns a page. And the Angeles are ready to celebrate………on earth.

Vinyo
Vinyo
1 year ago

Love this guy, even his face looks credible, change is indeed coming🇲🇼🇲🇼🇲🇼🇲🇼

KINANASI 1
1 year ago
Reply to  Vinyo

kkkkkkkkkkkk,koma yaaaaaaa,wandiseketsa heavy

Malawi citizen
1 year ago

Which country iwe chataika? Umwa tameki next week

Malawi belong to the citizens

Ukunamatu chataika,nkhani ndiyoti paliponse pomwe Army yafika chilungamo chimwoneka,Peter Munthalika akuluza momvetsa chisoni this time.Umphawi too much in the country. Munthalika had fake 38% in 2019.This is 2020, Peter Munthalika akapume,alibe vision, sibwino kumaunjika achinyamata ndi ulova.The youths of Malawi angomaliza school kumangowonjezera mafigures a ulova.Voting Peter Munthalika is another 5 years of poverty.It will be better for each region Kupanga chitukuko chake, each region should be independent other wise umphawi until Jesus Christ comes,it is possible to sprit than to be together l mpaka tikwanitse 60yrs muumphawi ayi.Malawi is one of big countries on the planet earth,it’s below 100… Read more »

Zio ine
Zio ine
1 year ago

Whether it’s Kachale or not he will not count 2 as 4 two remains two.

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

It hurts me to live in a country where i get suspicious when i hear that the Police will be involved in guarding the ballot papers. What Dausi, APM, and Mchacha with full support from this acting IG have done to the MPS is disgraceful. It has completely been destroyed and is now seen as the enemy of the people. Real shame.

KINANASI 1
1 year ago
Reply to  BigMan

Very right bro,our police has reached a pathetic state

Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

Chataika dreaming agogo ali pa drip failing to go to campaign at the North Korea districts shame tsanzikani bwanu bwatha.

Mwini muzi.
1 year ago
Reply to  Maunits

It’s 50/50. The pattern of voting on regional and tribal affiliation still stands strongly.

Che guevara
Che guevara
1 year ago

MDF is being diluted daily, one day izamenyedwa mopusa kwambiri

JIGGIES
JIGGIES
1 year ago
Reply to  Che guevara

Walira mokweza cadet “Che guevara” sorry for you, but MDF is here to stay!

chataika
chataika
1 year ago

Hear hear tchaya Kachale mpamene mcp/utm komanso dziko lonse will come to know that APM ndi big when you declare him a winner. “I, Dr Chifundo Kachale, Justice of Appeal and Chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission, do hereby declare that, Presidential Candidate of De………… Arthur Peter Mutharika and Atupele Austin Muluzi are the President elect and vice president elect….! eeeee mpamene Chakwera/Chilima adzatseguke mmaso kuti chaaa timaziyambiranji izi nthawi yomweyo pansi khutcha kukomoka kumeneko! APM sinzawo achepa ana amenewa. And they will know APM/MEC in 2019 dd not tamper with the votes count!!!! All the best Kachale with your team… Read more »

Dr.
Dr.
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Linda madzi apite iwe ndi agogo ako opotoka manjawo ndipo uziti ndadala. Akulu amatelo.

vavlov
vavlov
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Chataika, you always miss the point. My guess is that you are semi-illiterate, tribalist, and probably a cadet. Your belief in APM is atypical of a fool, who doesn’t understand anything beyond being a Lomwe, supporting a Lomwe.

Sato
Sato
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Bola patsogolo pano Kachale asakhale woipa.

M Cheka Chilenje
M Cheka Chilenje
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

APM can’t win baba

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
1 year ago

Muonanso! Mudzaliranso ATIBERA song volume 8 as Ben Phiri said

NYEKHWE NO. 1
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Chataika is dreaming !!!!!!
KIKIKIKI
KIKIKIKI

KINANASI 1
1 year ago
Reply to  chataika

Point of correction,Dr.Kachale is not a justice of appeal judge but rather a high court judge.Kumazitsata zinthuzi if you want to comment constructively kkkkkk

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