MEC to conduct councillors by-elections in five wards

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will hold Local Government by-elections in five wards between June and July this year and the calendar for the by-elections will be released “soon”.

Mwafulirwa:  By-elections
Mwafulirwa: By-elections

The by-elections are expected to take place at Luchenza, Zomba Central, Nsikizi Ward in eastern district of Mangochi, Chibanja Ward in Mzuzu and Khwawa Ward in Karonga, according to MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa.

This follows the death of councillors in the respective wards.

Mwafulirwa said consultations are underway to determine how much resources will be required for the by-elections.

“This calendar will show the actual dates when registration and voter verification, nomination, campaign and polling will take place,” he said.

He, however, said the electoral body is heavily counting on government and that they expect enough allocation of resources to the Commission in 2015/16 fiscal budget.

“We have a draft budget on whose basis we have engaged the Ministry of Finance for funding. Discussions are ongoing and once finalized we will release the figures to the public,” said Mwafulirwa.

He said at the moment they are finalizing payments of honoraria for all polling staff that worked during the 2014 May polls.

He also said all political parties will be officially communicated to regarding the by-elections in due course.

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8 years ago

Guys do you know that sangwani is not a graduate rather he just attends seminars,conferences but yet he is very successful guys nowadays ukaipa dziwa nyimbo mwina ndi nchristu or mfiti nanga munthu opanda even diploma kukhala bwana chonchi tipanga maula tikungwira aise…..sangwani b careful tikupeza aise…..

8 years ago

Councillors are very important to a developing country like malawi. That is a welcome development. Councillors ndidhilu.

green malata
8 years ago

Sangwani ndiwe opusa tiwona ngati anthu agwire ntchito imeneyo ku Capital Hill ndi ma driver onse aku Lilongwe palibe amene azabwere utipatse ma K80000 athu. Ndipo nkhani imeneyi a Sambo akuyidziwa chidule mukangotenga ku car hire.

8 years ago

My appeal goes to teachers,please don’t take part during these by elections.Munatukwanidwa ndi kunyozedwa kokwana kulakwitsa kuli kwawo.

8 years ago

koma moyo ndiovuta nthawi yomweyi mmadela mwafa anthu choncho. Nanga ma voters amene analipo pa 19 May 2014 afapo angati pakufika lero? God help us.

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