NICE Delighted with 81 Percent Voter Registration Turnout

The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust has registered satisfaction with the number of people who have registered in the first three phases of the voter registration exercise. NICE Executive Director Ollen Mwalubunju revealed this on Friday during a meeting with members of the media in Blantyre. Mwalubunju said the current voter registration turnout proves that the trust’s choice of mobilization strategies is viable. “We are mobilizing people to go and get registered. We are doing this through…

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Voter’s Registration Moves at Snail’s Pace

Progress of voter registration in Kasungu has worried monitors and stakeholders as fewer people have registered as compared to those who had registered around the same period (first half) in 2014 elections. This was disclosed when Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and United Nations (UN) officials paid a visit to a number of registration centres of Kasungu Central and South East. In their remarks, Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) registration monitors at Mtunthama registration centre, Harry…

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Clergy Call for Peaceful Electoral Process

Religious leaders in Mchinji district have called for a peaceful political campaign in the run up to the 2019 tripartite elections. Chairperson for Mchinji Pastors Fraternal Bishop Hastings Simbeye made the call Friday during a sensitization meeting organized by the National initiative for Civic education (NICE) on voter registration exercise. Simbeye said it was worrying that in the run up to elections, some politicians resort to disrupting their opponent’s campaign meetings, which he said leads to violence. “We have…

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Citizens Urged to ‘Vote Wisely for a Progressive Malawi’

National Initiative for Civic Education Trust (Nice) has appealed to Malawians to exercise their democratic right by participating in the forthcoming tripartite elections for the country to continue registering meaningful development. NICE District Civic Education Officer (DCEO) for Blantyre Rural, Rose Simfukwe, made the appeal on Friday during a community voter registration awareness campaign that took place in the area of Traditional Authority Kuntaja in the district. Simfukwe said if people participate in elections, apart from exercising their constitutional…

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Road to 2019: Women Still Feel Sidelined In Politics

On May 21, 2019, Malawi goes to its  second tripartite elections and the sixth elections in multiparty dispensation. However one of the biggest challenges that the country has suffered in the 25 years of democracy is low participation of women in elected political positions. What do next year’s elections mean to the 50-50 agenda of women participation in politics? “When we were fighting for multiparty politics, we were also looking for a country that would have inclusive politics where…

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Stop Having Sex With Your Students-NICE

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust has expressed concern over increased incidents of teachers impregnating female students in Chiradzulu district. During an interface meeting involving Area Development Committee (ADC) members and chiefs held on Wednesday at Senior Chief Chitera’s headquarters the Trust’s District Civic Education Officer, Boniface Phiri described the tendency as counter-productive. Nice Trust in partnership with the Office of the Ombudsman (OoO) is conducting a series of meetings in the district aimed at soliciting complaints…

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Civic Educators Warned Against Partisan Politics

The National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) in Dowa has asked area civic education committee (ACEC) members to be professional in their work and avoid taking political sides when conducting awareness campaign for the 2019 tripartite polls. Dowa Nice civic education officer, Vincent Mbenjere, made the remarks during a sensitization meeting to ACEC members held at the Boma recently. He said Nice, which became a Public Trust in 2012, is non-partisan in its operations and advised those with ambitions…

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NICE to Revamp Young Politicians Union

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust on Friday disclosed plans to revive Young Politicians Union (YPU) in Karonga to help instill political tolerance amongst the youth in readiness for 2019 tripartite elections. YPU was by initiated by Conrad Adenuer foundation in 2003 in partnership with NICE with funding from GIZ, to train fellow youths on political tolerance and resolution. District Civic Education Officer for Karonga, Christobel Shawa said NICE has lined up activities to rebuild and train YPU…

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NICE Trust Drills Staff in Public Expenditure Tracking

Executive Director for Nice Trust, Ollen Mwalubunju, says it is only when the public is empowered that it can demand for transparency and accountability from people in leadership positions. He made the remarks Monday during the opening ceremony of two-day training on public expenditure tracking which Nice Trust staff is undergoing in Lilongwe with the view of increasing more public participation on governance issues. Mwalubunju said it is the trust’s (NICE) plan to deal with issues of limited appreciation…

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Poverty Threat to Democracy, Says First Deputy Speaker Mcheka Chilenje

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Esther Mcheka Chilenje has called on Members of Parliament in the country to find ways of ending poverty in Malawi, saying the scourge is a threat to democracy. Mcheka Chilenje highlighted that when people are poor, they are incapacitated as they fail to fulfill their ambitions. She made the remarks on Sunday in Mchinji when she presided over the International Day of Democracy. “As leaders we really need to encourage our people to work…

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