Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Thursday engaged Nsanje District Elections Supervisory Team (DEST) on Process and Results Management a head of 29 June, By-elections for Nsanje Lalanje Ward in Nsanje Lalanje Constituency.
During the engagement, MEC assured people of the ward that they should expect free and fair by-elections.
Speaking during the opening of a day long training for the team, Commissioner Caroline Mfune urged the team to work professionally.Mfune said free, fair and credible results will be achieved if the team is not bias to candidates who participate in the forthcoming By-election.The MEC Commissioner further said the results will be delivered to National Tally Centre at the College of Medicine. According to Mfune as the elections will be administered in a wake of Covid-19, the team needed to strengthening all preventive measures for the pandemic.
According to Commissioner Mfune, all the preparations for the June 29, Local Government polls in Nsanje-Lalanje Ward have been completed.
“We are set to deliver free, credible and transparent elections next week,” said Mfune.
In his remarks, the District Commissioner for Nsanje, Dr Medson Matchaya, said he is very confident that the elections will be peaceful.
Dr. Matchaya said while there at the National Tally Centre, they work hard, long and during odd hours.
“We have not had issues of electoral violence and we are very sure that even the voting process will be violent free,” said Matchaya.
MEC will conduct the By-elections in Nkhata-Bay Central Constituency, parliamentary after the court nullified the results and in wards of Chikwembere in Blantyre and Nsanje Lalanje.Nsanje Lalanje fell vacant after demise of the councilor Hashim Andrew Chimuti of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).