Malawi poll chief Ansah gives keynote address in Uganda

In a typical case of prophet has no honour in his homeland, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Justice Dr Jane Ansah was invited to give a keynote address on a landmark conference on electoral Dispute Resolution as the country prepares for elections in 2020.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah: Sharing experiences and good practices

According to the invitation seen by Nyasa Times, as part of the Uganda’s preparations for the 2020/2021 General Elections and in line with Uganda’s Electoral Roadmap, the Electoral Commission (EC), convened a 2-day Symposium on ‘Strengthening the Electoral Process in Uganda: Sharing Experiences and Good Practices’ from 4th to 5th December 2019 Munyonyo in Kampala.

The symposium brought together over 200 participants drawn from state and non-state actors in Uganda and seasoned resource persons from the region and beyond to share their electoral experiences.

“The Electoral Commission has identified you as a key resource person and takes this opportunity to invite you to participate in this Symposium and present on ‘Promoting Electoral Justice through Effective Electoral Dispute Resolution (EDR) Mechanisms’, reads in part the letter to Ansah.

In her presentation Justice Dr Jane Ansah said an electoral dispute mechanism will be generally acceptable if for example it has basis in the law of the country in question, Malawi being a good example.

“In Malawi, the manner of dispute resolution is a provision of the Constitution of the Republic under its Principles of National Policy. In settling disputes law guides the parties to strive to adopt mechanisms by which differences are settled through negotiation, good offices, mediation, conciliation and arbitration”, she explained.

The MEC chairperson mentioned the  Multiparty Liaison Committees (MPLC) as a perfect example of how parties in dispute get involved in the electoral dispute resolution process in Malawi.

Another example of Election Dispute Resolution is the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECFOF). Necof is a high cell platform comprising leaders of political parties, farmers, Development Partners, relevant government departments and agencies.

“At a NECOF meeting, the Commission announces major policy decisions, addresses stakeholders’ issues and gets feedback from electoral stakeholders. This pre-empts grievances and complaints and provided the MEC with feedback on how it is conducting itself,” she explained.

Ansah said apart from the MPLCs and NECOF, the Electoral Commission in consultation with stakeholders developed various codes of conduct for various electoral stakeholders including traditional leaders, media, civil society, political parties and candidates.

The symposium was organized to afford stakeholders in the electoral process in Uganda an opportunity to, reflect on the effort by the Electoral Commission and other partner institutions in preparation for the 2020/2021 General Elections and come up with relevant recommendations on improving election management.

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Vincent Chigalu
9 months ago

Good

Baboon
Baboon
9 months ago

Afitinso kaya mahule popita kuntchizawo amapemphera kuti mulungu adalitse

Stupid
Stupid
9 months ago

Oh please!

Ochewa Dala
Ochewa Dala
9 months ago

Super Jane, Mulungu akadalisa palibe sakhwi angatemberere. We love you

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9 months ago

She’s so good at rigging that even Museveni wamutaira ka mtengo. He wants to learn about new rigging technologies.

LGBT PROPER GANDA
LGBT PROPER GANDA
9 months ago

Mu7 wapezakale zisinsi zakumphika (NU)zoti M.P.A Mpaka 2024.WUSATIFEE NABANDA! WUDZANDITSIMIKIZA ZOKONZAKALE

Aka
Aka
9 months ago

Ooooo kuteroko? Ayi abale. I did not expect that this might happen. Who to be invited????

Nabanda
9 months ago

Birds of same feathers flock together. Museven has admired the way Jane Ansah rigged the elections hence calling her to go and train Uganda’s how to rig…shame

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago
Reply to  Nabanda

I was about to put my comment BUT there is not anything good that I can say more than what a Nabanda you have said. Well said big up

Banj
9 months ago

if jane ansah was your mother sister aunt daughter or wife ; what pieces of advice can you give her ? what about Peter ? Walter ? Ben phiri ? Chakwera ? Chilima ?mia ?

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9 months ago
Reply to  Banj

I would disown them

mngoni weni weni
mngoni weni weni
9 months ago

Paja pulezidenti wa Uganda ndi ndani ?
Jane Ansah had been invited for 2 main reasons;
👉 her hubby comes from Uganda as wel
👉 Uganda’s top govt dogs led by Yoweri Musseveni want to be in power forever and foundJane’s expertise in rigging the elections to be worth pursuing

Note
Jane Ansah had been given some cash by Yoweri Musseveni to venture into this useless errand , cos she had gone there on her personal capacity and not that Malawi govt had sent her there

joji wina 2019
9 months ago

choka iwe osazitsata….Jane’s hubby ic a Ghanaian and not ugandan, You may hate her beacause chilima made u to , but the fact remains that SHE IS RESPECTED BY MANY ADVANCED NATIONS

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