MEC seeks K5bn bail out from Treasury to pay Chilima, Chakwera lawyers

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it seeks a K5 billion bail-out from Treasury to pay lawyers for President Lazarus Chakwera and vice president Saulos Chilima who presided over the landmark Constitutional Court election case.

MEC lawyer  David Matamika Banda: We need Treasury bail out

Lawyer for MEC David Matamika Banda says the pollster does not have such a huge sum of money to pay the lawyers; two of whom are working in government as minister of Justice and Attorney General.

“MEC does not have such some of money. We will have to ask for assistance from Treasury,” he said.

The High Court ordered MEC to pay K5 billion down from K7 billion to Chilima and Chakwera lawyers in the Constitutional Court election case.

There was no immediate comment from Treasury on the request for the bail out.

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Thoko Ndanga
8 months ago

From 7 billion to 5 billion difference of 2 billion. Are we serious on how we come up with these charges? Those of you who know what a billion is, what explanation can convince Malawians of this difference. Meaning that if we can argue more, we can reduce the 5 billion figure to 2 billion?? Let us be wise.

Mbwenu Naluta
Mbwenu Naluta
8 months ago

Rob Peter to pay Jack!! These people thought they were going to lose the case and the judgement was meant to punish the previous government. But God being what He is, the tables have now turned. All that is going to happen is basically like emptying the left pocket in order to stuff the loot in the right pocket, yet the pants belong to the same stupid payee and receiver. Muzilanga nokha!!

guest
guest
8 months ago
Reply to  Mbwenu Naluta

thats contradicting yourself, nothing else…ukhadeti wakupwetekesatu apa. if they intended to lose the case as per your opinion, how would the govt be punished then? had the claimant lost the case how would the then govt be ordered to pay the claimants who have lost the case???? kupanda nzeru….

mtete
mtete
8 months ago

Doesn’t sound inspiring at all. Stealing taxpayers money to pay crooks?

Japatra Nandithul Patel

Kodi padziko pano tizingomva za MEC basi? These guys have too much money that’s why amachita zinthu mwadzibwana. As we speak, all MEC officials have traveled from Blantyre to Mzuzu for training at Mzuzu Hotel on constituency demarcation. Why did they not have the training done in Blantyre where all of them live? Why travel to Mzuzu and yet all of them came from BT?. Koma Kachale mutu wake umagwira ntchito? Or is it because MEC is over-funded? Kodi when shall MEC headquarters relocate to Lilongwe?Fotseki MEC!

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

I second. Tonnes and tonnes of
miyala inapita ku CANADA KOYEZA KHA CANI KHAYA.
DPP IYANKHA. SAME LIKE OUR FISH FROM LAKE MALAWI MA BWANA MU DPP AGULITSA AND STILL DOING IT FOR AQUARIUMS . SOLD ABROAD.
Nde tingati anthu sakudziwa malamulo yet ndiomwe ali ndi maudindo heavy???

Dumb Bastard
8 months ago

Just pay. Idiots.

Kwitanda
Kwitanda
8 months ago

Kkkk. Boma liri ndi ndalama ili

Zio ine
Zio ine
8 months ago

Some of us saw this coming. Just as he case was carefully planned by the petitioners and judges they also pre arranged how they would fleece government. Sulungwe and Mvalo were strategically placed to oversee that the treasury heist is successful while justice Nyirenda would stay put at the judiciary to ensure that any legal challenge is dismissed

Mpakateni
8 months ago

I am not surprised Mlusi was at MRA a couple of days ago where he urged the institution to collect billions in taxes. The money is meant to pay his bosses’ Lawyers and not for development.

Isaac Mbewe
Isaac Mbewe
8 months ago

Sinthani malamulo, this money should be have come from Jane Ansah and her commissioners for being incompetent in the handling of 2019 elections. Look at Ansah, she is enjoying the money in the UK which APM corrupted her with to declare him winner. That refusal to step down is testimony that they pre arranged that with Mutharika. Dzuka Malawi dzuka.

guest
guest
8 months ago
Reply to  Isaac Mbewe

the commissioners, Jane and her team should have personally paid indeed…100% correct

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