With few days remain to the polling day the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is expecting a truck load of 2,500 gas lamps that have been bought from South Africa to make for the shortfall of those borrowed from Zimbabwe.
In March MEC received from Zimbabwe a consignment of 8,452 gas cylinders, 9,500 gas lamps and 350 tents a development which forced civil society organizations and opposition political parties to question MEC’s logic owing to the ZEC’s poor record of handling elections.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday in Blantyre, MEC’s chairperson Maxon Mbendera disclosed that the Commission will make details available to all stakeholders as soon as we have them.
Mbendera also disclosed that the commission has received truck registration number NN7400 carrying regalia for polling staff.
“There were political party representatives at Mwanza Border because they had been misinformed by rumours that the truck was carrying already marked ballot papers”.
He said the truck was opened and they all witnessed that there were no ballot papers inside.
“This, therefore, should put to rest all speculation”, he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :