Malawi suspends voters’ roll verification exercise

The Malawi Electoral Commission  (MEC) has indefinitely suspended the voters’ roll verification exercise which started on Monday citing challenges beyond their control.

MEC Chief Elections Officer,  Willie Kalonga said on Tuesday that one of the major challenges was impassable roads in most parts of northern region and central regions.

“We want the elections to be credible to we have suspended the exercise to work out on how we can deal with such challenges,” he said.

Kalonga also confirmed that other problems included the missing of names in the voters’ roll.

Kalonga: Indefinate suspension
Kalonga: Indefinate suspension

The exercise which was scheduled in two phases was aimed to allow prospective voters to verify their information before the May 20 general election.

During this period the electoral body was also expected to replace any lost voters’ certificates that will enable the voters to participate in the general election.

Kalonga  says MEC will announce “soon” new dates for the  exercise which was previously scheduled to be held from March 24 to April 5

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