MEC set for December 15 by-elections – Mathanga

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is prepared for the 15th December by-elections. Commissioner Jean Mathanga said this on Wednesday in Phalombe district when she was opening orientations for District Elections Support Team (DEST) on the by-elections.

Mathanga opening orientations for District Elections Support Team

“Our programs are all within the timeframe that we had planned them to take place. We are briefing our DEST members on the upcoming parliamentary by-elections. These are very important stakeholders for MEC because they will supervise elections at district level.”

Mathanga added that MEC is expecting DEST members to do the work guided by the code of conduct as they are not suppose to be engaged in any malpractices and the expectation from them is very high.

“DEST members are here on behalf of MEC, we can not be everywhere. We are reminding them that they shouldn’t be partisan in any way, they should remember at all times that they are serving the Malawi national. They should take themselves as MEC in the field.”

District Commission for Phalombe who is also DEST member, Rodrick Mateauma commended MEC for the orientations saying that the approach will be different as they are going to take proper steps in order to facilitate smooth running of the by-elections.

“We are very ready and it could not be the first time for DEST members to help MEC in running elections because some of the members have been in this business for quite sometime and we are aware that the by-elections are coming after a court ruling.”

Mateauma also said that DEST is critical in terms of elections because it works under delegated authority from MEC as such there is need to align to electoral roles.

“DEST is very important. As front line staff in the district we need to make sure that we are indeed very ready in terms of preparations and MEC should be assured that we are there to undertake the activities as delegated.”

DEST members have been trained on proper procedures on managing free, fair and credible by-elections.

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Maga
Maga
7 months ago

Amayi zipatseni ulemu. Resign from post. Are you sure you will win the fight against the govt. Accept your time is gone

Joshua
Joshua
7 months ago

Jean Mathanga, Kunje and the sweating character Alufandika were declared incompetent by Concourt, Parliament and the Supreme Court. The president recently confirmed the incompetence of these DDP cadets in parliament. Why are they still at MEC. Mr. SPC why… please chonde. Who should make that decision to remove these blue cadets. Hon. Chilima, you are running a political government. Muvi oyang’anila umalowa m’maso.

yondo
yondo
7 months ago
Reply to  Joshua

Onse akupanga mantha for nothing

Member
Member
7 months ago

Why the fuck is Jean mathanga still a commissioner for mec? She was part of the fraudulent election as well as under investigation for Escom theft. Come on Malawi. Are we really wanting to move forward. Che chilima, ma reforms akukuvutani?

Chikafu
Chikafu
7 months ago
Reply to  Member

Mukanakhala inu? Anthu akupanga advocate for your removal, mukanamva bwanji? Ndi munthu iyeyo, she has dependants to look after, akufunika ndalama, tisamakhale ndi ufiti otere aMalawi!

Chi
Chi
7 months ago
Reply to  Chikafu

I agree with you that it’s unfair to advocate for her removal but she has a case to answer…. escom is in mess because of people like her… sold unnecessary things to escom which will never be used. They were interested in their pockets not to help Malawian…

Nad
Nad
7 months ago
Reply to  Member

You are stupid don’t you know that commissioners are elected by the parties who attain more than 10% of the seats in parliament? Chilima and reforms don’t come in in this matter after all chilimas party attained nothing. How does you bring him in. AIP is a total mess by the same chilima who fooled our president to say we use cellphones. Bullshit if you don’t have anything tangible to write about just shut up

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
7 months ago
Reply to  Nad

The point is DPP could have elected other commissioners not involved in the fraudulent elections

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