Parliamentary committee tells Chakwera to fire 2 DPP MEC commissioners

Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) has recommended to president Lazarus Chakwera to fire two Malawi Electoral Commissioners who represent the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Dimba: The committee recommendations is that Chakwera should  immediately fire the two; Jean Mathanga and Linda Kunje.

The committee made the recommendations after noting that both the Constitutional Court ruling had the Supreme Court ruling on the election case found the Jane Ansah commission incompetent.

A member of the Public Appointments Committee (PAC), Peter Dimba says the committee expects Chakwera to act on the recommendation and immediately fire the two; Jean Mathanga and Linda Kunje.

“As an Advocate of rule of law, we further expect His Excellency, the President to correct the error of his predecessor and balance up the Commission in accordance with the Electoral Commission Act which stipulates that only parties with at least 10% Parliamentary representation shall contribute Commissioners proportionally and that no single party shall have more than 3 Commissioners.

“In our case, only MCP and DPP qualify to contribute 3 Commissioners each and not what APM did in appointing 4 DPP Commissioners and 2 MCP Commissioners,” he said.

However this goes against a legal advice which the attorney general Chikosa Silungwe has given to the president.

Silungwe fears that if the two are fired on account of incompetency, yet they handled the June 21 court sanctioned presidential election which ushered in Chakwera into the presidency, then somone can challenge the polls on account it was handled by incompetent commissioners.

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Mwinithako
Mwinithako
3 months ago

Kodhi anthu a MCP amakhala ndimaso aakuluakulu.Uyu akuoneka amaso aakulu ngati a Mkaka tu uyu.Chimwendonso amaoneka chomchi kkk

Ndede
Ndede
3 months ago

I think the entry point to parliament as an MP should be a degree from Unima or other accredited universities. This type of thinking by MPs are not only retrogressive but also malicious. Today we have a parliament which breaks it’s own standing orders, a political and a court dependent parliament. How can parliament be run by dictates of the judiciary when in actual fact it is fully stand alone? Our MPs so pathetic.

Umboni wa Mwana
Umboni wa Mwana
3 months ago

anthuwa sakumufunira zabwino president wawoyi. he already has a full table and you want to extend his troubles. Mapeto ake it will be you to be fired.

Justice for all
Justice for all
3 months ago

In Malawi we have a serious legal mind learned people are acting like an educated idiots who they want misuse our resources for their benefites

George
George
3 months ago

The president is still busy scrutinizing legal options about the two commissioners as to whether give them appointment letters or fire them. Unfortunately, it’s taking too long.

Williamz
Williamz
3 months ago

Fire them and expect the worst this could be some of the signs of downfall of the walls of Jericho when the custodians of the Village heritage dies then we say that particular village has nothing left behind but downfall and mass destruction are to be waiting for

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
3 months ago

We heard Silungwe asking the courts to fire the commissioners during the case hearing. The courts referred the matter to Parliament and the later has done its job. In this case Dimba is abiding by the courts and Silungwe is doing his own things.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
3 months ago

That was then before the case was concluded. In fact the reappointment of the two DPP commissioners should have been challenged in court before the elections. The fact that they were allowed on oath to be part of the commissioners that presided over the elections renders all the previous recommendations by the court and PAC redundant and qualifies them competent in the successful second presidential elections.

Noxy
3 months ago

The dullest MPs I have ever heard in my time.You are ignoring Dr Chikosa Silungwes advice at your own peril.Go ahead fire the commissioners at your own peril.Don’t cry blood at the end mukuziputa dala.

Last edited 3 months ago by Noxy
Bauleni
Bauleni
3 months ago

A parliamentary committee that was elected by elections held by the same people they are calling incompetent. Ha ha ha shows you what dunderheads comprise of that committee. Malawi sazatheka. In what world can these people not see they are shooting themselves in the foot and confirming their very election was a sham that the courts would then have to rectify.

mtete
mtete
3 months ago

The two were found to be incompetent by PAC. Why should Government appointment people who are not up to the job?

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