Necof meet underway as Malawi govt  assures stakeholders ‘no rigging’ scheme

A highly charged National Elections Consultative Forum (Necof)  is underway in Lilongwe as state organisations including the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) assured poll stakeholders that the missing of the crucial biometric voter registration kit will not affect preparations for the forthcoming elections.

MEC Director of ICT Muhabi Chisi: All is well

ICT expert at MEC Muhabi Chisi said the missing biometric kit was used to register people who had not registered for national identity cards and the data in the kit had already been removed to the main server when it missed.

The kit was later found in a train in Mozambique.

“No data has been tampered with,” said Chisi, saying no one, except authorized people by MEC can log into the kit.

Norman Fulatira, public relations officer for the National Registration Bureau (NRB) said all the data had been offloaded from the kit when it missed and every information was cleared.

He said no one could use it to register anyone from Mozambique without an official from his office, saying this could be the reason it was dumped because it was of no use to them.

Macra officials are also expected to make their presentations before the floor is open to political parties and other stakeholders who are calling for the resignation of MEC chairperson Jane Ansah and the other commissioners.

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Lilian Kaunda
Lilian Kaunda
2 years ago

opposition know they have already lost elections hence any scapegoat is valid for them.

concerned citizen
concerned citizen
2 years ago

MEC has lost credibility in the eyes of Malawians. What ever explanation they may give to us can not be taken as gospel truth. We are now made to speculate that may be, MEC by keeping quiet for so long after the machines went missing, they may have been giving themselves ample time to manipulate the data. An independent I T guru should be involved to look into the machines to verify if what MEC is telling Malwians is true.

kazenje
2 years ago

if pple steal exams what about a computer. as long as mec officials moves around the country we should expect such thing. may be we should ask mec as to what measures they put to safegard data. nothing else as this will happen again their that possiblity.

James
James
2 years ago

@ Pathfinder, I think you have benefited from corrupt practices these days. I knew you as someone who wrote sensible comments. The issue here is the stolen item. Why didn’t MEC report it to the Police? What made MEC fail to report such an important item to the Police. Who was the driver of the TATA which transported this item? What is he saying?

kazenje
2 years ago
Reply to  James

they did report

pathfinder
pathfinder
2 years ago

I definitely see Chilima’s hands on this one. I mean i don’t think DPP is that stupid to let a loose end been found like that. This is Chilima he thought once that kit has stolen he’ll get his brothers in mozambique registered. Wagwa nayo, system yomwe umaidziwa chaka cha 2014 anzako aisintha ada. Kuyaluka that is why wathawira ku nigeria without making any noise. Panotu akukufuna kuti uzalongosole zomwe ukuziwapo pa kaberedwe ka mavoti wakhala ukulalikira.

chiwab
chiwab
2 years ago
Reply to  pathfinder

mmm Pathfinder, I disagree with you, it can not be from the opposition becuaee the machine got lost in the hands of government cars and not MEC which were supposed to carry it. By now we would have heard about arrest for ther missing nachines if government was not taking a hand in it

Hama
Hama
2 years ago

I quote’ No one could use it without an official from our office really? its like you are telling school children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chiwab
chiwab
2 years ago
Reply to  Hama

an official is appointed by the government and can train others how to use and make connections

tizanka
tizanka
2 years ago

Has anyone considered that some retards could be paid to be stealing this kits and then cause chaos and remove credibility of the elections? I mean if someone wants to be shady cant be this sloppy unless akupangila dala. I think we are all being sold a dummy here, and knowing how crooked some folks are on the other side I cant rule that one out. Kenaka muyamba kuswana kuti atibela atibela because someone is playing these games to remove MEC and maybe bring in their own retards to run their scheme. But knowing how low IQ Malawians are, folks… Read more »

chimanga Chaponda
2 years ago

In Malawi nobody admits wrong doing…… even thieves caught red handed deny wrong doing. eg 145,00US$ donation inakanidwa, donated vehicles zinakanidwa etc. Do not trust this no sense from MEC.

Bystander
Bystander
2 years ago

For goodness sake, you don’t expect MEC or DPP to admit wrongdoing

kazenje
2 years ago
Reply to  Bystander

akakubelani kunymba it means nanu muli pa wrong doing. chifukwa chani mmagona mpaka wokuba kukubelani

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