Police storms MEC offices to demand allowances

About 124 Malawi Police officers on Monday stormed Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices in Lilongwe where they demanded payment for their allowances for providing security at voter registration centres during the second phase of the Voter registration exercise.

Malawi Police officers demand their allowances

The officers claim that the electoral body owes them about K15 million for the period 2nd to 10th May, 2020.

The cops were promised to pocket their allowances on the first day.

“MEC officials already received their allowances and we wonder why we haven’t received our up to date,” claimed one police officer.

MEC was yet to react as of Monday evening.

During the second phase of registration, acts of violence were reported where by suspected ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets attacked and injured UTM Party Monitors particularly in the southern region.

No arrest was made and it is reported that Mulanje Police Station Officer In-charge was transferred after he publicly said he will ensure that those who were behind the attacks on monitors be brought to book.

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Mpakaten
9 months ago

These guys should not be paid the allowances till they justify their claims. They will not be paid our money for watching DPP cadets harass innocent Malawians just because they belong to the opposition camps.

Help
Help
9 months ago

KKKKKK. Ku Malawi

Frustrated voter
Frustrated voter
9 months ago

15 million ÷ 8 days ÷ 124 police = k15,1 22 for one days work allowance.
Where can I sign up.
Time to call in the Army as the Police are not providing the Security.
Voting Registration continues for two weeks only been 8 days and many other districts and Constituencies have not confirmed or transfer registrations.

I have an idea WHY NOT ASK the COMMISSION to RESIGN

Chinyomonyomo
Chinyomonyomo
9 months ago

What are they going to eat don’t think like a bird my friend

Don Dada
Don Dada
9 months ago

Allowances for what security? DPP cadets were busy beating opposition monitors and damaging MEC property during registration… So how do you get paid when you didn’t do your job? Nonsense!

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

MEC was quick to pay RSA lawyers K300 million before the work was done so why not pay our fellow men in uniforms. Please pay them what is due to them or else!

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