Nice Trust to conduct debates for Lilongwe aspiring MPs and councillors

As the campaign period hits a boiling point, Lilongwe District residents can finally smile following plans by the National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust to conduct political debates for parliamentary and local government aspirants in all constituencies and wards.

Kalanje says all ready for debates

NICE made this revelation during a Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) meeting Lilongwe District organized.

Speaking at the meeting in Lilongwe, Acting District Civic Education Officer, Rittah Kalanje said that the debates are crucial as it gives candidates an opportunity to articulate their policies to potential voters.

“We want aspiring candidates to articulate their policies to the people who will vote for them so that is why we decided to organize these debates,” said Kalanje.

She also disclosed that the debates will be held at Traditional Authority level in all constituencies and those for councillors will be conducted at Area Development Committees on dates to be announced soon.

Commenting on the matter, independent shadow MP for Lilongwe South East, Allidah Naphiri Nyanga welcomed the development.

“This is a chance  for all of aspiring candidates to come together and tell people their development projects on uneven field and I am happy about this as it will enabled us to reach out to a wider audience and also preach unity together as you know despite our political differences but we all Malawians” said Nyanga

Meanwhile, Lilongwe District Commissioner who is also chairperson of the MPLC, Lawford Palani has since urged all political parties to practice issue based politics and desist from castigating each other during the campaign period.

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Ife a DPP sitibwera chifukwa we doubt the objectivity of NICE in these but we will continue totell people about our dev’t agenda through other means.

Wabwino Atani
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Wabwino Atani

Hope the debates will be objective

Sadziwa kanthu
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Sadziwa kanthu

Welcome idea. We are yet to see if that party that shuns debates will avoid these debates as well

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

How many debates are you going to conduct? Aren’t most of these MPs representing their parties who have had their VPs tell voters their manifestos. Well apart from chithawilenji of course who l understand can’t communicate in English though his master is the same.