MPs ready to debate electoral reform bills

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Members of Parliament (MPs) have said they are ready to debate the electoral reforms bills if they are to be tabled in Parliament.

The assurance was made by Chairperson of Legal Affairs Committee in Parliament Maxwell Thyolera after receiving a petition from Public Affairs Committee (PAC) who organised peaceful demonstrations in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

Lazarus Chakwera

MPs ready to debate the electoral reforms bills.

According to Thyolera, MPs are waiting for the bills to be tabled in Parliament.

“We are going to wait for our colleagues from executive arm of the government to bring the bills but when per procedure when the petition has been received it is tabled in the house. We as members of Parliament we are ready to debate the bills,” Thyolera said.

Thyolera added that it is up to the executive arm of the government to take the bills to the august house so that MPs should debate them.

In his remarks, Public Affairs Committee (PAC) Publicity Secretary Father Peter Mulomore said Malawians are looking forward to seeing the bills become laws as they will benefit Malawians.

According to Mulomore, PAC has given Malawi Government a deadline of 29th November, 2017 to table the bills in Parliament and failure to do so will lead to another peaceful demonstration.

“We have given the executive arm of government after 29th November and that should be Tuesday next week. And if they will fail to hear us according to constitutional right we will ask Malawians to demonstrate,” Mulomore said.

The electoral reforms will among other things see a president winning elections by 50+1 percent of votes.

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57 Comments

  1. Tell us more about that bill,dont just say fwee fwee fwee mukati mukuimira amalawi pamene mmalawiyo sakudziwa kufunika kwa bill yo ndiye dxichani dximenedxi

  2. za ziii izi.ife tifuna magesi adziyaka.mp chilenga amanena zoona kuti MCP sinapange invest mumagesi vuto lonseli ndi wowo tikuliwonali

  3. Don’t 4get 2 Discus President Age Limit. We All Know Munthu Ukakula Nzeru Zimachepa Ndipo Umayiwalayiwala. Dziko Lanthu Kuti Liyende Bwino Likufunika Anthu Azaka 50 But Not Above 80 Otherwise Dziko Sizatukuka

  4. A person amassing 36% of the national vote becomes a president, sure? A person rejected by 64% is ruling the country? Stupid, go to hell thieves with ur Prince. PAC don’t listen to these morons!

  5. That’s why Malawi cannot grow because many of the citizens are 1/4 baked with education and understanding of issues affecting our country is hard! Sure a good Malawian citizen can well understand what PAC is doing for the Malawians! Eeeeeish poor souls!

  6. These Guys So Called PAC They Dont Wish This Country The Best, PEOPLE Dont know anything about this, dont hide behind us, its ur opinions, zmayambitsa nkhondo mdziko izi.

  7. PAC is a very stupid body that is now politically motivated. Zinthu a Malawi sanazimvetse koma they claim to say anthu akuzuziwa. Hey before passing these bills first use NICE to educate the pipo out there. Rubbish!

    • We dnt base on what happened some 20 years ago and we can not change what happened but what am saying its good for pipo to know a think before coming into a law. It’s hard to change a thing once passed in parliament. Why are they rushing? For whose benefit?

    • PAC is what? Hmm I think it is u who is a Stupid person. Just because you are a DPP Cadet and you don’t care about thieves and their professor Prince ( of thieves )

    • Robins all what you call yourself I feel u dnt understand. What kind of logic is that one you pass the bill in parliament then you come to the pipo and make them buy what you passed already in parliament? Mind you this bill is not about DPP, it’s for the Malawians. Dnt do things out of emotions. Archmeds in one of his writings said that. Let Malawians understand the risks and the benefits of this gazetted bill. Kapena a Robbin’s you think you can change the bill after it has become a law? Do you understand what it takes? How many countries have tried that and are still struggling? Dnt be emotional Madala and dnt Eva comment on political issues kutengera kuti you are from the North Neva. Am working in the north and people there think not like your idea. I respect your point because you deserve it otherwise it lacks sense

    • Koma ine bill imeneyi ndikufuna ndipo pac ikungwira ntchito yotamandika mngakhale ena akuwanena kuti ndi mtsogoreri astana siwotamba inewo nukumbukira kuti analiposo muthawi ya mcp athu ngati ntaba dousi ndi ena wotero ngati mdziko muno mukufuna kuti mukhale mgwirizano bill yake ndimeneyi chifukwa tribal imodzi sidzakwanitsa kuwinitsa mtsogolero

  8. We need to have all full information about Electoral Reforms Bill,not just widening up your mouths and westing taxpayers money through your meetings No,Let our vote reigns the country.

    • am saying pac sinawadzitse amalawi za ma electoral bill.wo so asiye kunena kut those bills malawinas want them kut akhale malamulo coz pac sinapange civic education so on your question “the will of the people” let me ask you which people?

    • Bvuto la anthu akunyasalande ndilimeneri mumadziwa ndithu kuti zowona za nkhani iyi ndi izi koma mumasankha zopotoka ndi cholinga chokwanilitsa zokhumba Zanu moti inu mwayiwala kale kuti Mr ibbu adalowa usiku pa Udindo wa upresident chifukwa chokana ziwawa atabvoteledwa ndi anthu ochepa bwanji ngati musakudziwa chomwe PAC ikunena mungowona ndi maso Kapena mumafuna mutadzakhapana kaye mpamene mudzadziwe chomwe akutanthawuza

    • cassim munthu opanda nzeru amagwiritsa ntchito mawu onyoza muma statement ake do u think anthu atat asauzidwe zimenez and come 2019 nkuzapezeka kut wina wawina ndi 40% and akut kukhale re run anthu asanauzidwe what do u expect from people omwe avotera presdent yemwe ali ndi 40%??? isnt it violence???? think broad dont let politics kut ikukhalilen mmutu mwanva!

    • Kupanda mzeru kumawonekela pakati pa anthu opusa ngati iwe chifukwa suzindikira kuti chilungamo chimawa ngati usadadziwe zimenezi ufunse anthu akuwuza kuti kubvoteledwa ndi anthu ochepa udziwe mtsogoleri ameneyo sanakondedwe ndi onse ndiye kuti umburi wakowo mwina upunguke ukuyenera kudziwa kuti amene akufuna mpando wawutsogoleri akufunika abvale dzilimbe powayendera anthu dziko lonse ndikutsimikizira mfundo zake mobveka bwino kuti anthu amukhulupilire ndi kumupatsa mpando ndiye chifukwa chake zikufunika kuti lamuro limeneri libvomelezedwe mwachangu kumabva osati bviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ngati munthu opanda ubongo chinaso anthu amene amagwila ntchito yophuzitsa anthu sikuti adangolota adawonapo Mabvuto zaka zapita mbumuzi mwina mkuti usadabadwe pamene abingu amatenga mpando agwanda chakwamba adabvuta ku Blantyre mpakana kudafa anthu muzingothokoza

    • Akuluakulu a Malawi Law Commission anapanga kale ma consultation a electoral reforms. PAC is just pushing for it. Parliament yikakambilana ndikuvomeleza then civic education

    • iwe ndi mbuli ase you are missing my point ine sindikutsutsa za 50 plus 1 koma am saying has pac conducted civic education kut idziwitse anthu and u think kut how many malawians knows what these electoral reforms mean?? understand my point osat uzionetsa umbuli wako apa

    • Inu muzivetstsa zinthu. A Law Commission anapanga kale kale zimenezo, a PAC akungofuna kuti akambilane ku Parliament, basi. Kenako they will civic educate as a follow up to what the Law Commission did. Mwamva?

    • anthu amapangidwa educate even a.t.i so why awa sakupanga educate simple issue no wonder ma demo awo kunalibe anthu ambili instead okhaokha andale kuvala zikopa zampingo

    • For Electoral reforms,u want public awareness first before passing it,do u remember how u bulldozzed and passed the Land bill Mr kartel???use that same method to pass this electoral reform bill please.

    • Kartel Casemiro Mineo MW you can’t consult every grown up person as if it’s a census.when making the constitution or constitution review,do they have to consult everyone?akamati anthu akwathu andituma kuti akuna mijigo amakhala kuti aliyense akufuna mijigo?

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