PAC says meeting with Ansah ‘good progress’ in mediation

Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a quasi-religious body formed in 1992 during the country’s political transition from one-party to multiparty system of government,  said its meeting with embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah is “good  progress” in its post-May 21 Tripartite Elections mediation.

Ansah did not divulge more information the reporters
The Public Affairs Committee in group photo with MEC chairperson Jane Ansah at the Chisankho house in Blantyre.

In an interview with Nyasa Times after the two hours closed-door meeting, team leader for PAC mediators Archibishop Thomas Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese of the Catholic Church described the meeting as “constructive”, saying it focused on issues of national interest and electoral reforms as expected.

“It has been a successful meeting as we discussed issues on electoral reforms so as to make elections results accepted by all the competitors and avoid the stalemate,” said Msusa

Msusa, who could not divulge more on the details of meeting, said it marked the final first round series of meetings the body lined up as part of the mediation efforts to resolve the post-election stalemate.

He said it was “good progress” to meet Ansah, saying the first level of dialogue has been  with UTM Party president Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, and President Petre Mutharika.

“We will now go back to the leaders of the parties to discuss issues on what other leaders have raised in the meetings before we come again with second round of mediation talks,” said Msusa.

Msusa, who said his committee would come with the final resolution after the meetings, however, could not indicate when the meetings would end, saying it would depend on the commitment of the leaders.

On her part,  Ansah refused to divulge details of the meeting.

“We actually discussed what PAC wanted us to discuss, or what others told PAC to discuss with us,” she answered while keep on skipping questions from reporters.

The meeting was initially arranged for Mount Soche Hotel but was later shifted to MEC headquarters on security grounds.

The PAC mediation team comprises members from the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM), Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) and Malawi Council of Churches (MCC).

The groupiling  embarked on a dialogue initiative in a bid to pacify the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and opposition parties disputing the May 21 Tripartite Elections results, especially in the presidential race.

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Kapado Chimulirenji
1 year ago

Those that shot down 50+1 motion in Parliament including Kamlepo Kalua must be ashamed of themselves. They deserve to be in jail for what Malawi is going through now for their greed.

MOSHKO
1 year ago

MY GRANNY USED TO TELL ME OF HER MOTHERLY LOVE ; TENDERNESS ;CARE; PATIENCE ;CALMNESS ;PRAYERFULNESS —– AND SURELY IT COULD MANIFEST IN HER EVERY DAY LIFE STYLE —– ( RIP GRANNY ) BUT THIS 1 FROM JANE ANSAH —PITALA —GOODAL —-DAUSI —MCHACHA —BEN PHIRI —MATHANGA IS SOUR GRAPE

MOSHKO
1 year ago

Is it Bvumbwe who is leading the group ?? —–Should we expect touching resolutions respecting 95 % of Malawians NOT O3 % LOMWES ??

Shonai
1 year ago

I think,they just need allowances.Kodi mitu inafa ndi zammanyuzi.Nkhani ili kukhoti what are you going to discuss with her?

Popi
Popi
1 year ago

Useless PAC, continue sucking the ……..!

Ignatius
1 year ago

So the Bishop who was openly supporting his boy, Chilima, thinks he can be a good negotiator? I doubt his credibility.

That is why it is a necessity that these white collar men of Good should remain neutral, not being seen supporting a particular person, I hope this is clear enough to Livingstonia Synod

TRUTH
TRUTH
1 year ago

PAC after discussing with Jane Ansah, proceed to discuss with Chakwela, Chilima then HRDC Mtambo and his friends. Then tell malawians the truth about whether Ansah or her accusers are respecting and upholding democracy and the rule of law without fear and favour and without political affiliation.

Baby SKC
Baby SKC
1 year ago

The effect of Tippex was blown out of proportion…its use was meant to correct genuine arithmetic errors.

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Bola ngati PAC chilungamo ikuchidziwa .ma results a tipex omwewo anakalumbilitsidwa ku Parliament uku akungofuna kusokoneza dziko nde Court ikadzati zisankho zinayenda bwino adzachita chiyani a utm ndi mcp.nanga mtambo adzabweza ndalama za chilima ndi chakwera?

Matcheso
1 year ago
Reply to  Charie

truth justice and rhiteousness prospers /exalts a nation ——-so if malawi choses to deliberately ignore these pillars then (the country is doomed /cursed )

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