MEC to hold auction of electoral materials

Under fire Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced that it will hold a public auctioning of old electoral materials.

Alfandika: Before the auction, the general public and all interested stakeholders are invited to a viewing session

According to a statement released by the Commission signed by its Chief Elections Officer Sam Alufandika, the boarding off of obsolete and old materials including accident-damaged vehicles will be held on 10th July, 2019.

The items include old batteries, used tyres, cameras, printers, lamps, torches, tapes, tripod stands and memory cards for cameras.

“Before the auction, the general public and all interested stakeholders are invited to a viewing session of the items on 27th June, 2019 at the MEC head office in Blantyre and MEC Regional Office in Lilongwe,” reads the statement.

The statement however assures all Malawians that none of the materials to be auctioned are part and parcel of the materials that were used during the recent controversial 21st May Tripartite General Elections.

“MEC is assuring all stakeholders that none of these materials was used in 2019 Tripartite Elections and, therefore, not in any way connected to the evidence to be tendered in court in the ongoing elections case,” the statement reads.

“Stakeholders should also be informed that, in accordance with section 119 of Parliamentary and Presidential Election Act, the MEC already deposited with the Clerk of Parliament all records for the 2019 Tripartite General Elections,” adds the statement.

The development comes as the battle on calling for the recount of the May 21st elections continues.

Opposition parties MCP and UTM are calling for the nullification of the elections which they claim were marred with several irregularities.

Meanwhile, the opposition won the first round of the case on 21st June when constitutional court threw away Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP’s) President Arthur Peter Mutharika request to throw out the electoral case.

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concerned citizen
concerned citizen
1 year ago

MCP and UTM Mukuziona zimenezi? Zaka zonse za mbuyomu sitinamvepo kuti MEC iri ndi auction. Chifukwa chiyani akuchita auction panopa? This is a tactic they want to use to destroy evidence. What guarantees are there that MEC will not include the materials that were used in the recent election. The court should stop this auction. It is raising suspetions. Dzuka Malawi . Ngati auction yi iri ya chilungamo , adikire mpaka mulandu wa madando uthe.

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 year ago

Mulibe ndi manyazi nkomwe. MEC why are you rushing with the issue of burning old MEC materials. Iyi ndiyo mbava ina ya MEC yomwe yalandira K1 Billion yothandiza kuba zisankho. Sam Alfandika udzafa imfa yowawa pothandizira kubera zisankho. Shame on you BIG DEVILS, our blood is on your head together with Madam Tippex.

Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
1 year ago

Zitsiru izi 👆 mwatibera kokwana munatikwana chaka chino tionetsana mukalamulirana Ku MEC konko ndi Peter Wakuba Tipex Ansah Mutharika yomweyo ife sitilola zopusazo muuzane,dzianthu zopanda manyazi munthu sitikumufuna mungamakatisankhire chinthu choti dziko silikuchifuna? muzikalamulirana konko nonse a MEC ndi Tipex wanuyo

NYOKO
1 year ago

Awa akufunika injunction …asapange zopusazo

Natty Prince
Natty Prince
1 year ago

Koma Malawi sizatheka njira othawisira maumboni chonde Amalawi kanani izi milandu ithe kaye mbava izi eeeeh

TOSH
1 year ago

DIKILANI KAYE A MEC MULANDU UTHE KAYE THAT CAN RAISE SUSPICIOUS

CHAO CHAKE
CHAO CHAKE
1 year ago

Malawi please say no to this auctioning it is done in a wrong time please do it after the case is concluded by the court this is a deliberate move to destroy evidence which the court might need for the case whether obsolete accidentally damage or anything the auction is bad timed i rest my case

George Malemu
George Malemu
1 year ago

They will burn (dispose) together with this years` equipment and later we shall be told they made a mistake by combining together but the one who will do that will never be known, so in short, let them put on hold the disposal thing

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
Dipipi wa Yudiefu
1 year ago

What about tippex please?

Kapado Chimulirenji
1 year ago

MEC should wait the auction until the court concludes the case. MEC is trying to fool the people by destroy evidence in the name of auction because some of the materials will be burn and likely they will burn important materials that the court may need as evidence. Trapence and Team intervene quickly.

Noxy
1 year ago

Cry baby

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