Treasury must stop delaying tactics on funding Malawi fresh polls 

We are worried with news that, barely 5 days to June 23 court-sanctioned fresh presidential polls, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) appear to be in discomfort, visibly trapped in financial distress.

We have learnt from MEC Chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale, saying the commission is facing serious financial challenges because government has not disbursed adequate funds for holding funds for holding this election.

Out of the K29.1 billion budget that was approved by Parliament, only K9.3 billion has been funded.

This means that about K20 billion is yet to be funded.

As the situation is, even if this money is disbursed now, it will take a few days to clear and the Commission will face very serious logistical challenges to implement this election. Therefore, indeed the polling day  should be moved to a later date.

We need to underline here that Treasury’s continued delay in meeting MEC’s immediate financial needs is worrying.

The specter of this election is too haunting to be left hanging. The country need to move from this specter.

We can’t have the nation stagnate for over two years just because of an election. No.

That is why we share sentiments made by other political leaders, urging treasury to rise up to the situation and do the needful.

We are talking about fresh presidential elections—as demanded by the court. This is the will of the people and must be respected.

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nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

ananyanya kushangandala ndi ndalama zongomwaza so much not accounted for
ma mansion amangidwa heavy
mahule ambili apititsidwa ku
china
japan
india
ana a zibwezi za ma bwana
ana aazibale amabwana
ana amabwana
ati ku school.
umboni tili nao

Kangaroo
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Kangaroo

A dpp sakufuna zisankho nchifukwa chake akuuza treasury isapereke ndrama zonse.

Kangaroo
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Kangaroo

A dpp sakufuna zisankho nde a kulamulira treasury isapereke ndrama.

Zio ine
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Zio ine

The last move Peter can do now is dissolve parliament and call for early elections and indicate that he will not stand. This means we will have both parliamentary and presidential elections.

Hon Mirriam Gwalidi
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Hon Mirriam Gwalidi

We are not moving the election to any other day. The deliberate ploy by Mutharika will not work. Anthu tapanga chiganizo ndipo tonse tikavotera Tonse alliance.

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Njenjenje kunjenjemera mamina mpholimpholi 😭👴🏽🇲🇼

Malawi belong to the citizens
Guest

Tikamanena Kut Peter Munthalika is doing more harm to all malawians
than good ndizimenezo.Dpp yikumila basi.

PM Senior
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PM Senior

The government is playing silly tactics to delay the elections and this is really pathetic,we must honour the will of the people

Mene mene terkel
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Mene mene terkel

This is a clear sign that DPP has lost the game. By saying that they are ready is hypocrisy. They have tried many tricks but to no avail. Days fly. If you are serious with this country, you would not lock it in this rubbish situation. You savage educated, can’t you read signs of the end of your kingdom? The writings on the wall are clear.

Gift
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Gift

Release our money please as you have done with MERDEF

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