Ras Chikomeni shows up at MEC to collect nomination forms for presidency: ‘Malawi will have Chamba Control Commission’

Mzuzu-based presidential aspirant Ras Chikomeni Chirwa turned up at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to collect nomination papers for the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Ras Chikomeni Chirwa with supporters after collecting the nomination forms

Collection of the nomination forms started from January 3 and will continue up to February 8 2019 while submission of the forms will be from February 4 to 8.

Chikomeni collected the nomination forms from the chief elections officer at MEC head office.

“I am happy that I have collected my forms which mean the process for me to contest for presidency has started- Jah bless,” said the Rasta man.

Chikomeni, a Nyabinghi Elder, wants to run on an independent ticket but stressed that he would do a better job than the incumbent President Peter Mutharika.

He said on Wednesday that is elected he will among other things establish a Chamba Control Commission – similar to the Tobacco Control Commission – and promote Marijuana  farming for medicinal purposes.

Chikomeni said Indian Hemp (chamba) is a plant which has many economic benefits.

“The most expensive crop in Malawi is chamba [Hemp] and Malawi has high quality Indian hemp. I am surprised that government focuses on tobacco yet we do not benefit anything from tobacco farming,” said Chikomeni.

According to Chikomeni, Hemp is an attractive alternative because thousands of products can be made from it. Legalizing it in Malawi would allow the country not only to cultivate the crop but also to establish a range of new industries based on it—at least in theory.

He added that if Indian hemp was legalised in Malawi, many people would be able to start businesses and

Chikomeni would get backing from Rastafarians to push for their right to smoke Indian hemp or marijuana.

The Rastafarians argue that smoking the drug locally known as ‘chamba’ is part of their religious doctrine which must be respected and upheld.

Rastafarians are determined to do anything that can enhance their presence and recognition as they are often pushed to the fringes of Malawian society. Children from Rasta families are not allowed to attend government schools if they have dreadlocks, and the police regularly target adult Rastafarians.

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Chokani anthu opusa inu anthu akuba inu mumanyoza rasta chifukwa simunapite ku xool nonse mwanyoza RASTA mbolizamanu mwanva rasta ndi muntju wanzeru wowopa mulungu

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Koma 2 meter ayitenga kuti ameneyu.ACB mumufufuze

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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Zopepera basi. Ndani amene angavotere cha chambacho olo ulidala wa mkalasi sitingamusankhe.

Kudo
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Kudo

Andochita team up ndi mzakeyu hamdan paja naye ndi wa ganjatu. Akakomane ndi nzawo Wandale ku mental

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pumbwa

zaulendo uno

Wiseman
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Wiseman

We will have president wauvetu, see how he looks

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chikoti

Koma kanundu sizinthu ayayayaya

Mphondo Zagadabuka
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Mphondo Zagadabuka

Zachamba zenizeni

ESTERY CHIBAMBO
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ESTERY CHIBAMBO

Yeah man Real ONE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apo mpo yee
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Apo mpo yee

Ganja Control Commission ….Kkkkkkkk!!!

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Not even in my wildest dreams can I see Ras Chikomeni winning the presidency, but I can easily visualise him amassing more votes than even some of the less well-known candidates combined. The Rastafarian constituency, though not significant, is quite sizeable enough to shame the likes of (……….) in the number of votes that they’d cast for Ras Chikomeni… Who did you say this Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development is? And what, for Goodness’s sake, does Mbakuwaku mean? Or is it I who has been sleeping while major events have been unfolding and passing me by ? Then… Read more »

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DPP booted out with this porosity? My foot! Mudzalira pyooooo APM ali pa driving seat. Opposition full of immature politicians. Politics of reaction is what they know. The country has seen tremendous development under APM. The world at large is able to see. Here in Malawi nsanje ndi kaduka ndi zimene a chi na Chatsika ndi Arafat Hamdan agwere.

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