Malawi Electoral Commission warns on purchases that lack transparency, accountability

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has sternly warned the law will take its course against those who make purchases that lack transparency and accountability.

Commissioner Bishop Dr Bernard Malango
Commissioner Bishop Dr Bernard Malango

MEC commissioner Benard Malango made the warning at a meeting in Lilongwe as the electoral body prepares for by-elections in Lilongwe and Mchinji next month.

“You need to be prudent, there should be quotations on every purchase,” said Malango, a retired arch bishop of the Anglican Church.

Recently, MEC has been rocked with mismanagement of both the tax payer and donor money which saw the chief executive officer Willie Kalonga operating a secret account at Malawi Savings Bank.

There were also dubious purchases at MEC which led the chief accountant being sent on forced leave.

Malango said his organisation is now strict on purchases, urging those involved in the buying of poll materials should know the rules first before any purchase is done.

“We need to know how to procure poll materials, materials should be genuine, we need to know how much it will cost,” said Malango.

He was upbeat the by-elections will go on smoothly but warned stakeholders not to relax but instead work hard to make the by-elections a success.

The opposition Malawi Congress Party will battle it out with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party which seeking more parliamentary seats to its side.

The central region is regarded as the stronghold of the MCP.

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MaKopa
MaKopa
5 years ago

Disaster mec shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa clueless

MACKLOUIS
MACKLOUIS
5 years ago

DPP is the one started rigging votes

George Ngwira
George Ngwira
5 years ago

Kalonga is still CEO of MEC and was the MC at this function. The so called secret account at MSB is still operational and government continues to pump money into the account. Who is the problem here: Kalonga or ministry of finance?
I doubt the authenticity of these stories. It appears like they are just meant to destroy Kalonga . Jealousy too much pa Malawi !!!!

Mirella K
Mirella K
5 years ago

Abusa eeeeeeh mawa mudzolanso koma?

Fathi Shehaab
5 years ago

well i dont see the link chakwera n parlimemt funds mismanagrment,the fact that Msoeoya as speaker in mvp vp does not prove guilt to mcp president.Chenivheni chiyani mukufuna kunene.parliement is an instiyution under executive arm of Govt ndiye chiyani

mfiti mayaya
5 years ago

Is this newsworthy? When a manager advises his juniors on the need for three quotations you call that news? Mxiiii!

chinchombo lende!
5 years ago

Abichopu APA ndiye mwawalatu; munachita kulowa mmafuta amandasi chani?

Mapuya
Mapuya
5 years ago

Iwe ndi chitsilu chosawona mbava iwe ku parliament kwalakwika chani paja aku MEC ndi mbava zinzanu zinakuthandizani kubera chisankho” that’s y dziko likukunikani anyani
Inu munya la 40likuyandikira panopa

Peter27
Peter27
5 years ago

Seriously?
What are you doing with the current abuse of funds?

Mathanyula Bengo
Mathanyula Bengo
5 years ago

A bishop adzola ka vaseline konse…..nyezi….nyezi..nyezi ngati ndasi.

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