Blantyre Set for Peaceful Election

By Solister Mogha, MANA Blantyre Multipart Liaison Committee Tuesday agreed to conduct a credible and violence free election come May 21, 2019. The agreement was reached at during a meeting that was organized to orient members on the electoral code of conduct for political parties, chief’s code of conduct and conflict management resolution. The committee has since planned to conduct sensitization meetings to urge voters not to engage in political violence. Speaking on behalf of the committee, District Commissioner…

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Road to May: Chilima ‘Errand Boy’ Arrested For Buying Voters Certificates

By Ayamba Kandodo, MEC Stringer Police in Mangochi District on Thursday pounced on one of the UTM presidential campaign member Al-Haj Ben Kambulire on allegations that he is buying voters’ certificates. Mangochi Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Roderick Maida confirmed the development but refused to explain more, referring the matter to National police spokesperson James Kadadzera who he said will be in apposition to answer after investigations. But in an interview Kambulire who is also a well-known businessperson in the…

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Female Candidates Warned Against Electoral Violence

By Tionge Kasolota, MANA District Elections Officer for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in Mangochi, Rodrick Kazembe has urged women aspiring for parliamentary and local government positions to avoid violence during electoral campaign period. He made the call on Wednesday during an interface meeting organized by the 50:50 Campaign Management Agency between the women aspirants and electoral stakeholders held in the district in preparation for a solidarity march against violence. Kazembe said once the campaign period is officially opened, for…

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DPP’s GS Wa Jeffrey Drums Up Support for Mutharika

By Memory Kutengule-MANA Democratic Progressive Party Secretary General, Grezelder Jeffrey has challenged Malawians to vote for President Peter Mutharika in the forthcoming watershed election for continuation of development in the country. Jeffrey made the remarks on Monday during the commissioning of the new Kamuzu Barrage at Liwonde in Machinga. “Mutharika is the only leader who has fulfilled all the promises on development as stipulated in the Democratic Progressive Party 20l4 Manifestos,” said Jeffrey. She cited construction of State-of-the-Art-bridges, good…

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Chilima, Others Not Fit For Presidential Debate

By Chimwemwe Njoloma-MANA The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA, Malawi chapter has partnered with different stakeholders in organizing presidential debates slated to take place on March 29 and April 5 this year ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections. However, the body has announced that the debates will not be a free-for-all venture as it has set conditions for participation. Briefing members of the media on Monday, Chairperson for MISA Malawi, Teresa Ndanga said presidential aspirants who will not…

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Youth Advised to Vote

By Emily Kaliwo-MANA Registered youth in the forthcoming May 21 Tripartite Elections have been advised to keep safe their voter registration certificates and vote for leaders that can advance the interests of young people. Chiradzulu District Youth Officer Peter Ben has advised the youth Friday in the district sensitisation meetings which Centre for Alternatives for Victimized Women and Children (CAVWOC) organised in the district. He said time has come for the youth to voice out their concerns through the…

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Women Activists Court Female Aspirants

By Grace Kapatuka-MANA Women Action Group (WAG), an activist group from Traditional Authority Champiti in Ntcheu District, on Saturday engaged female aspirants in the forthcoming tripartite elections in an interface meeting to drum up support for them. Speaking during the interface meeting in Ntcheu Central Constituency, WAG’s chairperson Loney Mnthambala said the meeting was aimed at offering support to the women aspirants and hearing their manifestos. “We wanted to hear them out and assure them that we are ready…

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Chimulirenji Hits Back at Critics

By Grace Kapatuka-MANA Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) running mate, Everton Chimulirenji says President Peter Mutharika has not goofed by choosing to pair with him in the forthcoming May 21 tripartite polls. Chimulirenji who is Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development said on Sunday that his appointment only shows how the President trusts him. He was speaking at Ntcheu Boma when he addressed his first political rally since President Mutharika unveiled him as his running mate. “A lot…

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Karonga NGO courts traditional and church leaders on 50:50 campaign

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Karonga-based non-governmental organization (NGO), Foundation for Community Support Services (FOCUS), has appealed to traditional and church leaders in Karonga South and Nyungwe constituencies to garner support for female shadow Members of Parliament and Ward Councillors for the forthcoming general elections. FOCUS made the appeal on Friday when it took the 50:50 campaign to the district’’s two constituencies where it unveiled female candidates for the two areas who successfully submitted their nomination papers to Malawi…

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Youths urged to be agents of peace, vote for women

By Chrissie Mainjeni, MEC Stringer As political tension builds up ahead of the May 21 polls, youths in Chiradzulu have been urged to avoid political violence which is looming in the district, allegedly perpetrated by youths and targeted at women aspirants. Recently, female aspirants complained of intimidation and castigation by some youths targeting them as allegedly masterminded by their party leaders. According to the women, they have been insulted by youths whenever they were conducting their meetings in various…

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