Malawi political leaders on ‘learning visit’ to Ghana

Some leaders of all political parties in Malawi  parliament are soon expected to travel to Ghana for a learning visit on best practices for conducting free and fair elections.

The one week trip which is expected to start off this coming Sunday has been organized by Center for Multiparty Democracy-CMD.

CMD Executive Director Kizito Tenthani said in an interview that the aim of the trip is to equip the politicians as the country is preparing for the 2014 Tripartite Elections.

Tenthani said they decided to organize the learning trip to Ghana as the country is regarded as a role model in terms of its politics in Africa.

Tenthani: Ghana can be a good model
Tenthani: Ghana can be a good model

“  Here in Africa Ghana has tried to adopt issue based politics to a large extent and we thought it wise to take on board our politicians of this important visit” He said.

Tenthani said: “ Apart from doing some trainings they will have a chance to interact with their fellow politicians in Ghana to see how they conduct their politics and we believe after the visit they will begin to replicate the best practices for conducting free and fair elections”.

According to Tenthani the group is mostly comprised of Secretary Generals of all political parties in parliament.

In a separate interview United Democratic Front-UDF Secretary General Kandi Padambo said he is looking forward for the trip which he described as timely as the country is preparing for the 2014 elections.

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