AG blocks sale of MEC vehicles


Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale has stopped sheriffs from selling six vehicles impounded from Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) over unpaid debts.

The Malawi Sheriffs opened an auction market for the six vehicles impounded from MEC following the expiry of deadlines given to the electoral body to pay loans amounting to K90 million.

Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed that they hired a private company to have the vehicles on the market last week.

Kalekeni Kaphale

Kalekeni Kaphale: Stopped the sale.

But Kaphale has since stopped the sheriffs from selling the vehicles arguing that they are to involve the ministry of finance to have the loan paid.

Kaphale added that the vehicles play a vital role in the voting process for this country hence government needs to protect ownership of the vehicles.

In March this year, sheriffs seized the six vehicles to force the electoral body to settle its debts. MEC owes MK80 million to Universal Trading Company, MK9.9 million to Platinum Solutions and MK1 million to Transworld Radio.

The seized vehicles were donations made by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to MEC to help during the 2014 tripartite elections.

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