PAC inquiry report submitted to President, recommends new Malawi Electoral Commission

Chairperson of the  Public Appointments Committee of Parliament, Collins Kajawa has told reporters that the  final report on the committee’s inquiry into the competency of the commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has been sent to the President  Peter Mutharika for further action.

PAC Chairperson Collins Kajawa:  Expects the President to act on the report-pic by Lisa Kadango

Kajawa said this Thursday afternoon at Parliament building in Lilongwe when he addressed journalists, following the conclusion of the inquiry the committee was conducting to establish the competency of the current MEC commissioners to conduct a fresh election as ordered by the court.

He said given  the urgency of the matter, his committee expects the Head of State to act on the recommendations that the committee has made regarding the future of the current commissioners.

“We concluded our inquiry  and the report on 18 February.  We submitted it to the State President yesterday and we believe that the president will act on the recommendations that we made,” Kajawa said.

Kajawa further said that his committee has not put any time frame on the report, saying that his committee believes the president will act on the matter accordingly.

“We have not put any time frames for the president.  Our expectation is that as the Head of State, the president will respond to the recommendations quickly, according to the rule of law and given the directions provided by the constitutional court,” Kajawa.

The Palriament’s Public Appointments Committee summoned eight of the nine current commissioners of the MEC, following an order by the Constitutional Court sitting at the high court that nullified the 21 May 2019 presidential elections results.

Eight commissioners, including the beleaguered Chairperson,  Justice Jane Ansah appeared before the committee. Only one Commissioner failed to appear before the committee as he was reportedly taken ill at the time of hearing.

The commissioners to be fired include Mary Nkosi, Elvey Mtafu, Moffat Banda, Yahaya M’madi, Linda Kunje and Jean Mathanga.

Other commissioners facing the chop include the Reverent Clifford Baloyi and the Reverend Killion Mgawi.

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Petulo wa ku thyolo
Petulo wa ku thyolo
9 months ago

a DDP ndinu agalu kwabasi

Tizanka
Tizanka
9 months ago

After all the noise you now want APM to implement the same nonsense he is against? Hahaha you folks are brain dead

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

It is not APM as an individual they have submitted to, it’s the office of the president.
DPP thugs dziwani kuti dziko limayendela malamuro. Sizakukomo kwanu ndi akazi anutu izi

Bamusi
9 months ago

Inu zoona ma commissioner ambiri Ku MEC arali anthu ama collar, zoona kubesa ma voti? Should I believe Kuti amapempheradi? My foot. Dyera basi stupid..

POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
9 months ago

Inu tikutitu POLITICO PROPER GANDA ndiomwe imagwila ntchito padziko lonse

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
9 months ago

kodi makani ose mumapanga aja simumadziwa kuti mphavu yochotsa ma commissioner ili ndi APM?
mumapanga nagti panokha muwachotsatu.
kumpeza APM ndye amakhala pheeee ngati sakuva kkkk.mpaka December osawachotsa ma commissioner.

Alipo
Alipo
9 months ago
Reply to  wa Nyau

Talikondani dziko Lani. Be above politics and think rationally. Don’t back up mediocrity

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
9 months ago
Reply to  Alipo

malume even ku america kulibe clean politics.musayembekeze zabwino kuchoka pa nkhan ya politics.
even ma members a PAC,ma judge 5 aja anapanga zinthu malinga ndi political affiliation yao.
palibe anapanga zinthu chifukwa chokonda dziko lake.
Dziko lapasi limayendetsedwa ndi anthu asatana,so dont expect anything Good.
Zinazo mwina kumwamba kwa atate koma pasi pano mmmm mbola

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  wa Nyau

@wa
APM and his thugs may choose to show flat disregard of the law but palibe chotsatha pa dziko la pansi. Mugabe and his compatriots never thought they will one day loose power. Grace a very powerful woman in this part of Africa just 20 months ago, angokhalira kulira. Do not come say you were not warned

maranditi Mpasha
maranditi Mpasha
9 months ago

Mr Pule please append your signature asap… nthawi siyili mbaliyathu..we want to move….

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