MEC request Treasury for rescue package: 6 vehicles to fall under the hammer

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said it has requested Treasury  for a bailout package to settle debts with three service providers and stop the sale of its six runner vehicles put under the hammer .

MEC  vehicles up for grabs on auction
MEC vehicles up for grabs on auction

On March 15 High Court sheriffs impounded the vehicles  donated by UNDP after three companies— Universal Trading Company, Platinum Solutions and Transworld Radio—dragged the electoral body to court to pay a total of K90 million (about $134 658).

The vehicles – three 10-tonne Nissan UD Van vehicles registration BQ 901, BQ 902 and BQ 892, a Toyota Caravan minibus registration BP 9523 and two Nissan Patrols registration BP 9529 and BP 9525 –  will be auctioned on Friday, according to Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula .

Prospective bidders are expected to view the vehicles Thursday at the High Court of Malawi and Trust Auctioneers and Estate Agents compound in Blantyre with the actual auctioning taking place on Friday.

MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said they have asked Treasury for a rescue package.

“It is true we owe those firms the money, but we had requested Treasury to bail us out,” said Mwafulirwa

MEC owes Universal Trading Company about K80 million (about $119 696), Platinum Solutions about K9.9 million (about $14 812) while Transworld Radio is owed about K1 million (about $1 496).

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Absalomchiwanda
5 years ago

Iwe Number 5, Universal Trading Simagulitsa Biscuit wamva uziyamba wafufuza kaye usanalembe nyasi zakozi kkkkkkkkkk

tim
tim
5 years ago

treasury muthandiza central region water board akulephera kulipira masuppliers ali ndi ma court case ambiri, muthadiza chifukwa ali pafupi a sheriff akhose kubwera,management yatche alibe mayazi

KB
KB
5 years ago

MWAKANIKA KULIPILA MA BISCUITS OMWE MUNADYA KU UNIVERSAL TC? KUFERA KUDYA MEC ! SHAME ON U !!

Jahan
Jahan
5 years ago

With all the mismanagement of funds that happened there? Are these guys serious? How about the vehicles they sold to each other at give away prices! Do they have no shame or is it thay they know how much DPP owes the MEC? Let these commissioners go first and restart restructuring bottom up!

Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan
Ivan Mark Radhakrishnan
5 years ago

UNDP Donation being auctioned off?

GET REAL MALAWI! When do we start TRAINING PROPER ACCOUNTANTS, PROPER AUDITORS and PROPER FINANCE PEOPLE?

Yethye!
Yethye!
5 years ago

Mxxxxxx! Ndiye chisankho chaku Mchinji chichitikadi ndi mavuto amenewa?

Kenkkk
Kenkkk
5 years ago

What services did these three companies provide to mec?

Manyuchi
Manyuchi
5 years ago
Reply to  Kenkkk

MEC and those instutions knw exactly what they agreed, hance MEC is not disputing. Coming to this point, it simply MEC have neglected for so long

Kenkkk
Kenkkk
5 years ago
Reply to  Manyuchi

But what did they agree?

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