‘Malawi Govt. has no money’ : MEC says no by-elections next month

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At the back of a heightened a stand off on whether to hold a by election or a re-run in Lilongwe City South East Constituency, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said no polls will be held in the constituency and three other areas on 6th June 2017 as initially indicated.

This has been confirmed by MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah.

According to Ansah, government has rightly told them it has no money to have the polls held.

” The government has indicated it may only have money after this year’s budget is passed, therefore we cannot do anything about it. We just have to wait” she is quoted as having told stakeholders at Chiwoko Primary school in the capital Lilongwe today.

Jane Ansah

Justice Jane Ansah: Goverment says it has no funds to bankroll the polls.

The pollster was ordered by the Supreme Court of Appeal to hold a rerun of the Lilongwe City South East constituency after opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate, Ulemu Msungama, disputed the results which saw ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bentley Namasasu declared winner in 2014.

But MEC had indicated it will instead hold a by-election in the constituency.

Ansah recently said the decision by MEC was arrived at owing to the fact that the country’s constitution does not give such provisions.

The MCP has however been left angry and threatened to drag MEC to court for contempt of court.

The pollster was meant told the elections in Lilongwe Msozi North Constituency whose seat in parliament fell vacant following the death of Highton Jiya on January 2.

An election was also supposed to take place in Mayani North Ward in Dedza district where councillor Peter Chimanzie died in February this year.

The other area is Mtsiliza Ward  in Lilongwe following the death of Councilor Rodney Nsona.

 

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  1. Mec yabeleka dpp kuti isachite manyazi! No money issue is a lie! Seems this new chairlady of mec has her side and this is food for thought for all good willing Malawians especially the opposition block that 2019 shall also be another year of squeezing tears!

  2. Mec yabeleka dpp kuti isachite manyazi! No money issue is a lie! Seems this new chairlady of mec has her side and this is food for thought for all good willing Malawians especially the opposition block that 2019 shall also be another year of squeezing tears!

  3. Nkhani si imenewo madera amenewa ndi a His Majesty Dr Lazarus Chekwera
    DDP ikudziwa kuti singamake or at gun point
    Ndiye akuopa kuchita manyazi
    Komabe palibe MEC chair ndi wanu mulamuleni momwe mungathere madera amenewo
    Like it or not its for
    MSUNGAMA & GWENGWE basi

  4. Nkhani si imenewo madera amenewa ndi a His Majesty Dr Lazarus Chekwera
    DDP ikudziwa kuti singamake or at gun point
    Ndiye akuopa kuchita manyazi
    Komabe palibe MEC chair ndi wanu mulamuleni momwe mungathere madera amenewo
    Like it or not its for
    MSUNGAMA & GWENGWE basi

  5. When Laws were made there was no condition ya ndalama…this is straight forward take them to Court..(MEC)…PERIOD!!!

  6. When Laws were made there was no condition ya ndalama…this is straight forward take them to Court..(MEC)…PERIOD!!!

  7. Katengeni yomwe munakalanda kunyumba ya munthu ija yomwe munakakumbula ku Reserve Bank ija mupangire chisankho cho,inayo muwapatse ma leave grant a chaka chatha antchito anu

  8. Katengeni yomwe munakalanda kunyumba ya munthu ija yomwe munakakumbula ku Reserve Bank ija mupangire chisankho cho,inayo muwapatse ma leave grant a chaka chatha antchito anu

  9. Tiyenela kukumbukila kuti ndi Mai yemweyi amene anapondeleza Section 65. Anali Attorny General mai ameneyi nthawi imene ija.Zonse zimene amapanga Jennie Anser ndi za DPP basi.

  10. Tiyenela kukumbukila kuti ndi Mai yemweyi amene anapondeleza Section 65. Anali Attorny General mai ameneyi nthawi imene ija.Zonse zimene amapanga Jennie Anser ndi za DPP basi.

  11. Here the MEC need K450 thousands but Chaponda was found with K500 milion in his house, so can’t you take some of those money which was collected in the house of Chaponda and give it to MEC to conduct those by elections, the board has K150 thousand only but the money which is needed there its K450 thousand only!

  12. Here the MEC need K450 thousands but Chaponda was found with K500 milion in his house, so can’t you take some of those money which was collected in the house of Chaponda and give it to MEC to conduct those by elections, the board has K150 thousand only but the money which is needed there its K450 thousand only!

    • Lilibe ndalama misonkho yathu ilikuti? Don’t be fooled amwene these ppo are robbing Malawians. Tell chaponda to fund the elections he has money our money, am tired with these day robbers who are pilling money in house when our towns are stinking with urines because ppo see it fit urinating on the tree than going to those so called public paying toilets where u use water from the drum when rivers are running day and nyt day in day out mapazi kuchita mantha kulowamo mupite Ku deport Ku Lilongwe mukamve chisoni ndi umphawi wanthu. Vuto ambilife zoti tikuvutika sitidziwa mkona timangoimbira mmanja zilizonse.

    • Lilibe ndalama misonkho yathu ilikuti? Don’t be fooled amwene these ppo are robbing Malawians. Tell chaponda to fund the elections he has money our money, am tired with these day robbers who are pilling money in house when our towns are stinking with urines because ppo see it fit urinating on the tree than going to those so called public paying toilets where u use water from the drum when rivers are running day and nyt day in day out mapazi kuchita mantha kulowamo mupite Ku deport Ku Lilongwe mukamve chisoni ndi umphawi wanthu. Vuto ambilife zoti tikuvutika sitidziwa mkona timangoimbira mmanja zilizonse.

  13. That is true cos MPs are after money.Councillors shall be responsible for the developmental projects cos are the ones who seem to have pples at heart.

  14. That is true cos MPs are after money.Councillors shall be responsible for the developmental projects cos are the ones who seem to have pples at heart.

  15. aa zabodza awa anyambitapo kenakake simukuona milomo kunyezimira adya zakhuli chfukwa ayamba kutibwatika nalo bodza kutimanga masamba uku akunyong’olera ii ndithawi yawo

  16. aa zabodza awa anyambitapo kenakake simukuona milomo kunyezimira adya zakhuli chfukwa ayamba kutibwatika nalo bodza kutimanga masamba uku akunyong’olera ii ndithawi yawo

  17. koma ulemu msungama nde munadananayetu mwanayi anakulakwirani chani last tym munamubera mavoti pano mukudziwiratu kuti awina nd land slide mumvekere iyayi mec ilibe ndalama MAJOR where r u come n bail out poverty striken MEC

  18. koma ulemu msungama nde munadananayetu mwanayi anakulakwirani chani last tym munamubera mavoti pano mukudziwiratu kuti awina nd land slide mumvekere iyayi mec ilibe ndalama MAJOR where r u come n bail out poverty striken MEC

  19. Tsiku lina mudzaulula kuti anakutumani ndindani kuti munene kuti mec ilibe ndalama boma likadzasintha, poti masikuwa ndiye akuthera ku chitseko

  20. Tsiku lina mudzaulula kuti anakutumani ndindani kuti munene kuti mec ilibe ndalama boma likadzasintha, poti masikuwa ndiye akuthera ku chitseko

  21. Sindikufuna kumva zopusazo.Chitsankho chichitike.Mukatenge ndalama kwa Chaponda musaiwale ndimisonkho yathu.Kuno kumalawi tiyenera kugawana chitukuko mofanana ndiye mukuganiza kudera kopanda MP zizikhala bwa?

  22. Am feeling pity with Jane Ansah, the MEC chair and all the MEC commissioners. The month of June there are no salaries for them. The govt has no money for MEC.

  23. Am feeling pity with Jane Ansah, the MEC chair and all the MEC commissioners. The month of June there are no salaries for them. The govt has no money for MEC.

  24. Mwangokumana mbamva zonkha zonkha.. Ndalama yomwe mukutolela misonkho dziko muno ikugwira ntcito yanji pakt tsiku ndi tsiku kunkhalira kulira. Ngankhale othandizawo azingonthandiza nthawi zonse ??????

  25. Mwangokumana mbamva zonkha zonkha.. Ndalama yomwe mukutolela misonkho dziko muno ikugwira ntcito yanji pakt tsiku ndi tsiku kunkhalira kulira. Ngankhale othandizawo azingonthandiza nthawi zonse ??????

  26. this mec is useless,what’s the purpose of having a board which is not fulfilling its duties? just abolish this to avoid this current stupidity!

  27. this mec is useless,what’s the purpose of having a board which is not fulfilling its duties? just abolish this to avoid this current stupidity!

  28. A MEC mumudziwe Yesu. Mukunama, wina waopa kuluza ndiye inu mufuna munamize aMalawi. Komatu Yehova akuona zonse bwino lomwe. MEC mzimu oyera akuunikireni muthe kusiyanitsa chabwino ndi choipa( tchimo).

  29. A MEC mumudziwe Yesu. Mukunama, wina waopa kuluza ndiye inu mufuna munamize aMalawi. Komatu Yehova akuona zonse bwino lomwe. MEC mzimu oyera akuunikireni muthe kusiyanitsa chabwino ndi choipa( tchimo).

  30. azimayi nonse mwazivera boma lilibe ndalama , chimodzmodzi amunanu akati alibe ndalama kumavesa zimakhala kuti zavuta bas

  31. azimayi nonse mwazivera boma lilibe ndalama , chimodzmodzi amunanu akati alibe ndalama kumavesa zimakhala kuti zavuta bas

  32. boma nalo limasaukatu, likatolela tolela timakwach kenako nkuzakhala makwacha azakupasani osadandaula nanuso muzawona yakabanga .

  33. boma nalo limasaukatu, likatolela tolela timakwach kenako nkuzakhala makwacha azakupasani osadandaula nanuso muzawona yakabanga .

  34. Amubwereke ndalama chaponda anaba iye zija ndalama palibe pomwe mukuba ndinu nomwe a DPP kukakhala ku Lilongwe musavutike mcp candidate bax this govt yalephera bax

  35. Amubwereke ndalama chaponda anaba iye zija ndalama palibe pomwe mukuba ndinu nomwe a DPP kukakhala ku Lilongwe musavutike mcp candidate bax this govt yalephera bax

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