Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislature Joseph Njobvuyalema is leading a SADC Parliamentary Forum in Namibia’s elections observer mission.
Nine presidential candidates and 16 political parties are expected to take part in the elections to be held on November 28 and will be the first in Africa that ballots will be cast electronically.
Speaking during the launch of the mission, Njobvuyalema expressed hope that the elections will be free and fair.
“In Africa, there had been elections which results have been disputed by the losing parties but if we have to sit down and learn from the strengths and weaknesses of such elections, it is possible to have free and fair elections,” said Njobvuyalema.
The MCP legislator is the incumbent SADC parliamentary forum Vice Chairperson and Lilongwe Mapuyu South legislature.
He also urged fellow Members of Parliament to promote regional integration trade.
“We should also share common values and care for each other’s welfare so that we ably contribute to the growth of our democratic values,” he said.
The mission that will end on December 1, has brought together MPs from the SADC region with Malawi’s Peter Kampalume as Njobvuyalema’s colleague.
Namibia’s incumbent president Hifikupunye Pohamba is unable to stand for re-election due to term limits.