MEC urges Chitipa chiefs to be vigilant against illegal immigrants

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to chiefs in Chitipa to watch out for and report any foreign national who enters the country illegally from Zambia and Tanzania.

Kunje: We want you chiefs to be vigilant

The warning comes ahead of the forthcoming Phase Seven of voter registration in the district.

Speaking during the meeting with chiefs in Traditional Authority  (T/A)Mwaulambya on Monday, MEC commissioner Linda Kunje said since the district shares boundaries with Zambia and Tanzania, some people from these countries may want to register as voters, thereby affecting Malawi’s electoral process and its credibility.

“Registering illegal immigrants as voters has several implications,including compromising elections, draining public resources such as drugs in public hospitals and scrambling for land with the natives. We want you chiefs to be vigilant and do not hesitate to report them,” she said.

In his remarks, T/A Mwaulambya said chiefs will put in place strategies to avoid such situations.

“We will ensure that every registration centre has a group village head or his or her representative to identify eligible voters,” Mwaulambya assured.

On Monday, Chitipa Magistrate’s Court sentenced 11 Ethiopians to three months imprisonment for entering Malawi illegally through Chitipa.

Voter registration for Phase Seven will start on October 8 and finish on October 21 201

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3 years ago

Chitipa chiefs don’t take whatever Ansah said to action!! Allow everybody to participate as was in Thyolo, Phalombe, Mwanza, Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Machinga etc? Why was MEC mum in these districts? What was and is the motive then and now respectively? ” Remember God through 1 Timothy 6:10 says: “Love of money is the roof of all kinds of evil..!” He even continues through 2 Timothy 3: 1-5 and says: “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents [parent here… Read more »

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
3 years ago
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You have quoted or misquoted scripture big time. Good night

kaka ni dada
kaka ni dada
3 years ago

Ku Mulanje bwanji simunanene izi mpaka anthu a ku Mozambique kumalembetsa kuti adzavotele DPP. Ana njoka inu, Mulungu adzachita nanu.

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