MEC Commissioner Mathanga urges chiefs in Thyolo to encourage voter registration

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has asked chiefs in Thyolo not to distort electoral information to allow more people to register for fresh presidential elections slated for July 2 2020.

Mathanga speaks during the meeting
Some of the chiefs following Mathanga’s speech on the day

The MEC’s electoral services committee chairperson commissioner  Jean Mathanga made the remarks on Sunday during an outreach meeting with chiefs in Traditional Authority (T/A) Boyidi meant to ask them to unanimously mobilise subjects to register.

Thyolo is one of the districts in the second phase of voter registration exercise which started on April 27 2020 (Monday) through May 10 2020.

Delivering her speech, Mathanga said chiefs should not add or subtract anything to a call to people to register.

“Just tell your eligible subjects to go in large numbers and register. Do not cascade the message because we do not want voters to be confused. Your further explanations will distort the information and discourage them. At the centres, they will be assisted accordingly whether to be reissued voter certificates, verified, registered or transferred,” said Mathanga.

In the face of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), she said the commission has embraced all necessary precaution measures for its staff and public during the exercise.

In an interview, T/A Boyidi promised of accurate dissemination of the call to eligible voters in his jurisdiction.

“We have been waiting for this period since the electoral calendar was announced. The commission should expect more eligible voters to register and cast their votes come July 2 2020,” he said.

The second phase of voter registration is also under way in Rumphi, Likoma, Dowa, Lilongwe (district and city), Luchenza Municipality, Phalombe and Mulanje

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2 years ago

Zitsiru za anthu za a Lomwe

Na bi soo
Na bi soo
2 years ago

This is where, why Malawi will nvr get anywhere, I just can’t understand it. I mean this thief of a woman first of all store Escom money, continues to blunder govt resources, she is part of the team that messed up elections but still she’s in the forefront organising the upcoming elections eishhhhh 😡😡😡

2 years ago

Koma Mulomwe uyu Mathanga ndiwokongola.

Kaya atumbukafe tinalakwa chani?? Pena pake ma looks athu timazawoneka ngati afiti uhmmm. Ngati mukuwona ngati ndikunama pitani mukawayandikire mai chakwera. Bola mukalimbe mtima osakathawa samaluma!

2 years ago

Useless commissioner dr mathanga who has one month left before she is a nobody

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
2 years ago

Why we only hear this in Thyolo? Is this Mathanfa woman going every district or only Thyolo cos its where her grandfather Mutharika comes from?

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 years ago


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