Mutharika urges MEC not to exclude eligible voters in electoral roll for 2019 Malawi watershed polls

President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has called upon the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to ensure that the registration exercise and method used for the 2019 Tripartite Elections should not exclude any willing and eligible voters.

MEC Chair Jane Anssh addressing the media after the meeting.
MEC Director of ICT Muhabi Chisi: Demonstrating the Biomectric registration process.
President Mutharika in group photo with MEC

Mutharika was speaking at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on Tuesday when the Commission called upon the President to brief him on the registration exercise and calendar of events for 2019 polls  and the Biometric registration system the Commission intends to use during the registration exercise.

Speaking at the meeting, President Mutharika told the  poll commission that elections are an important undertaking for a country as such the commission should endeavour to ensure that whatever registration method they are going to use should enable the majority of Malawian voters decide the destiny of their country.

Mutharika called upon the commission to ensure that every eligible Malawian with a bonafide identification such as a passport, driving licence, proof of nationality from a Chief should be allowed to register for the forthcoming polls.

President Mutharika called upon Malawians to register in large numbers and take part in deciding their future of their country.

Speaking at the same function Chairman of the Electoral Commission Dr. Jane Ansah thanked government for the support rendered to the commission for the registration exercise and other preparations of the 2019 General elections.

At the same function the Electoral Commission also demonstrated how the Biometric registration system works.

More than 10 media houses attended the meeting.

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4 years ago

I doubt the ability of Jane Ansah to hold free and fair elections in 2019 polls. She failed to handle issues in Mulanje bye-elections few weeks ago. how can she and her team handle the general elections?

4 years ago

If DPP falls 2019 in , Malawi for sure these chiefs shall be nothing and adzalubwabwa. Aliponso mafuna ena anzeru osati ngati Ngolingliwa, Lundu, Lukwa and Kyungu. Chiefs are supposed to ask God for wisdom not Mutharika. Take or leave 2019 God has prepared a beautiful destiny for Malawians.

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4 years ago

Madam Chairwoman of MEC, free and fair elections do not happen on the day of elections. Make sure that people should not abuse power to prevent others from conducting their meetings in Ngongoliwa Kingdom or they should use MBC for party campaign. playing field should be levelled. Tell the Kyungu’s, the ngongoliwa’s , the Lundu’s and Lukwa’s of this world to stop poking their chiefly snotty into policial affairs.

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