Zomba low voter registration turnout: MEC not impressed with phase 6

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is not impressed with Phase 6 of voter registration with Chairperson for the Commission, Justice Jane Ansah expressing  concern over the low turnout in most registration centres in Zomba.

Ansah appreciates how registration is going at Zomba DC

Ansah with poll staff in Zomba

After visiting some registration centres on Monday in Zomba, Ansah said the district had registered few voters during the registration exercise which started on September 19.

“What we have observed is a low turnout in most centres although few centres have done very well,” she said.

Ansah said out of the projected figure of 5114 at Sacred Heart Primary School registration Centre in Zomba City, 2540 people were registered by Sunday despite different sensitization methods employed before and during the exercise period.

However, she said she was optimistic that the situation would improve in the remaining voter registration days.

“Unlike other days, I have noted that a lot of people are coming in today to register and I believe that over 100 people will be registered per centre today and tomorrow,” she added.

Ansah then assured Malawians that the commission will use a number of strategies in the remaining phase such as dramas, road shows, mobile announcements and meetings with local leaders to woo Malawians encouraging them to go and register.

The centres which the chairperson toured include Mulunguzi Secondary School, Chawe Primary School, Sacred Heart Boys Primary School and Chikowi Primary School.

Over 408, 000 people are expected to register during phase 6 of voter registration exercise in Zomba District.

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tizanka
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tizanka

Where is Chakwera and his regionalist CSOs? When it was happening in the centre they were concerned now that its happening where they don’t give a toilet matter about ali ziii. This just shows you the tunnel vision of our leaders, we don’t need these leaders to get ahead trust me, we are all brothers, let’s hustle together and we eat together, screw these politicians

Em Cee
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Em Cee

There is no point for Chakwera to be concerned with what is happening in other districts coz when he complained on low voter registration during the first phase, MEC said they can not go back. Low turn up was also noticed in other districts in the central region during the subsequent phases but Dr Laz did not complain. Why ????? No need to complain now since MEC has shown it can not listen to Chakwera. They are more wiser. MEC is showing that it is deeply concerned now and they have completely stopped giving us those reasons they gave when… Read more »

Kachimanga
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Kachimanga

U must have gone crazy with this low voter registration turn out.When Chakwera raised the alarm you vilified him and said Wayamba kale kunjenjemela.Now it’s your turn….Blame your Professor Maliseche and not Chakwera

Ambuje Kukaya
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Ambuje Kukaya

Hahahahaha, it’s interesting to hear MEC chair bemoaning low voter registration in Zomba. Why was she indifferent when similar situation was experienced in Central Region. What is she afraid of? Bwinotu bwinotu…..

Telon
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The truth is those who have registered are true and eligible voters. In the past elections the South used to register a lot of underage people. With the biometric voter registration it has become difficult to beat the system. It’s not that people are not registering. They do but the system rejects those below voting age.

Bambo phiri
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Bambo phiri

People dont trust you madam chairperson thats the reason are not registering. You talked nonsense when voter register was low in central region u remember? . If u can resign today people will flock to register immediately

Misadi
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MEC must redo the exercise in Zomba, Nsanje and Mangochi. There was not sufficient publicity there and CSOs plus MEC anali phwiiiii kudya ma allowance . Shupiti!

sonoso
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sonoso

Ayawo atanganidwa ndi chinamwali

Prophetess of Doom
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Prophetess of Doom

When the opposition political parties complained about the low turn out in the some of the districts in the central region, you did not heed their call for attention. Lero zatani? This problem is real. Do something about it.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

And why opposition panopa sakuchita phokoso kuti akabwerezenso kalembera mmadera a ku zombawo? Ndizoonadi kuti opposition ndi ya madera a pakati ndi kumpoto eti, ndiye choncho mudzitinamiza ife kuti oppozition siipanga ndale za zigawo, kapena mitundu, za zii?

Muleya
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Muleya

They tried doing phokoso in the first phase about it but their calls was landing on deaf ears. And now they have decided not to remain quite. So don’t blame them. Period!

Kachimanga
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Kachimanga

Tell your President Maliseche to do phokoso

Mzalemania
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Mzalemania

Join the discussion…anthu anatopa ndi ndale zakumalawi

Dr Manga
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Anthu sanalembetse chifukwa cha ma demonstrations .kkkkl

Basopo
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Basopo

We are not amused. Ma vote a kuno ku Mwera mwini wake tikumudziwa. kwinako timachita kugawana paja. so guess who is leading Malawi come next year?

Emcee
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Emcee

Ndi Chakwera basi

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