UDF calls for transparent electoral process

United Democratic Front (UDF) is calling on the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  to tread carefully on its preparation for the 2019 general elections, saying it should be decisive and transparent on the electoral process.

Ndanga: MEC should be decisive

UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga cautioned the  electoral body to tread carefully to avoid being taken unawares with circumstances.

Ndana said MEC has not been decisive as to whether they will use National Rregistration Bureau.

“MEC should therefore be decisive on the system they are going to use for the registration process for the 2019 elections.

“We fear relying on data  from National Registration Bureau is risky because there is no guarantee that they will be  able yo have National IDd in time in line with the electoral calendar,” Ndanga told Nyasa Times.

He added:” The scenario we have as at now is that MEC operations in as far as voter registration is concerened are at the mercy if another institution which may not be answerable to  Malawians ont his exercise. This in our vire is recipe for mess.”

However, during the meeting the Electoral Commission had with delegates from different political parties in the country, the Chairperson Dr Jane Ansah told the parties that they will use register from National Registration Bureau as its own register.

“It is cost effective to use NRB as the process is the same,” said Ansah adding that if NRB delays in their operation, then we have alternative methods to come up with own registration.

Meanwhile,UDF spokesman has since called for the recruitment if  electoral staff t be done in transparent manner through advertisement in the media.

“MEC should cast its net wider to allow qualified and capable Malawians from other professions to participate in the onterviews so that they can be  considered as electoral officers.

“It should not be the domain of one profession because that has proved to be disastrous if the  experience of the 2014 elections is anything to go by.” Ndanga said.

MEC is the only legally recognized body to run elections in Malawi and it is mandated to discharge its duties independently.

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Yukita Mensa
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Yes, it may indeed be cost effective to use NRB Registration System BUT this can definitely be a successful ploy to achieve electiongate. You cannot trust these people. The only right thing to do is MEC to have their own independent system. MEC should not use NRB system otherwise this is obvious manipulation of election results.

Chalume wa chalume
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A party without leadership. What a party. Tell us who is your leader. If you had leadership could have been voicing now is the time with all these …..gates …..gates now liftgate. You would have gained massive support but now alas!!!!!

Edson
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I really hate this party with it’s selfish leadership. Malawi wasn’t like this before, but once they took over 1994 everything it came upside down due to ignorant leaders. I hate all of you for still building up this dark party. Do you remember you those people they pass away due to draught in 2001? One more thing please, I would like everyone who was a member of MCP and who joined UDF and keep on joining at her parties even they informing their own parties right now, am saying please, Steep down as soon as possible. You show the… Read more »
Sailota
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Mbuzi za anthu ziUDF. Gone the same way AFORD went. Dyera, mwadya zamagazi……kkkkk Mwa zachimanga cha amphawi…..

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Bwinotu bwino
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Msaiware muzaliranso !

mabusa
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are you personally not crying now? All Malawians will cry

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