Malawians back PAC on electoral reforms bills


Malawians have expressed satisfaction with how Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has taken to task government to table electoral reforms bills in the current parliamentary sitting.

On Tuesday, PAC asked government in a petition that the electoral reforms bills should be debated before 29th November or else the religious body will hold peaceful demonstrations.


Reacting to how PAC has handled the issue, Malawians have hailed the body saying that the reforms are indeed of national importance.

Malawi24 interviewed some people in the capital, Lilongwe and they expressed hope in PAC that it has put in place good procedures that will see the country having amended electoral laws.

Speaking with Malawi24, Brian Kajiwa said the bills will help the country to among others to have a head state that will be voted into power by many people.

According to Kajiwa, PAC is right to push government to table the electoral reforms bills in Parliament so that Members of Parliament (MPs) should debate during the current parliamentary session.

“The bills will not benefit an individual but the country at large. I think is bad not to include such important bills to be debated. PAC is just right by saying that this bills should be tabled in parliament before 29th November,” Kajiwa told Malawi24.

Another Lilongwe resident, Margret Tobius also hailed PAC for the motive saying that government should not sideline the bills but it should hear what Malawians are saying.

On Thursday, PAC petitioned government to table the electoral reforms bills before 29th November, 2017.

Speaking after receiving the petition, Maxwell Thyolera who is the chairperson of Legal Affairs Committee in Parliament said MPs are ready to debate the bills if they are to be tabled in the August house.



  1. Koma APAC mumayamba zinthu kulephera kumaliza kuyambila thawi yakamuzu ndiziti munawinako?asiyeni aDpp nawonso awone kuwara.kkkkk osathandizana khani zamagetsi bwanji APAC mwasowa ya kachasu.

  2. Idon’t oppose the bill, but ma question is; hw do Malawians back pac?
    Did we have the referrendum? Whic malawians?

  3. I Am A Malawian Too & I Don’t Know What Is Happening, You Opposition Politicians Assistance Committee (OPAC) Whom You Consult & Which Malawians, Osamandinenera Zinthu Zomwe Sindinanene

  4. Pac ndi nthambi ya chipani cha mcp Inu Apac Dont cheat us that what you are talking about electrol reforms ndi zofuna zanu We Malawians We Want Section 64 Recall Provision Ibwelere Koma Muli Du osalankhulako and yet you are saying mukuyimira ife This Pac is full of people who are jealus

  5. Which Malawians? This isn’t the PAC we used to know. PAC has completely lost its track. It’s now a political party and it has its own agenda which it is putting forward to archive all I can see PAC has a direct interest in this matter. Frankly speaking this electoral reform bill has not fully consumed all the view and it does not necessarily represent the views of most Malawians. Hence there is need for public scrutiny and fully consultation. As it stand it will only benefit politicians and not indigenous people ourself.

    1. That’s the point, and why electro reforms this time and not try to find lasting solutions to our blackouts. Both the PAC and the opposition have no solutions on their table, rather they are filled with hatred and envy. The sign if political immaturity because as they are, have no plan for country other than zomwe anzao akuchita kale.

  6. awomukuti ndi apac kaya muti ndi a chingota,iwowo zomwe akumatisokoseranazozi nkumati amalawi ndiwo awatuma,zikuoneka kutimwina mituyawo siikugwira.

  7. What do u mean when you say “malawians?” have you consulted us? R u our spokesperson? Thats y Malawi is lagging behind in terms of journalism. Its because of such backwardness in reporting.

  8. Amene zikumupweteka zomwe apanga a PAC,given iyeyo ngwa DPP, wazolowera zauchifwamba basi,zokuba,zosafunira dziko zabwino,munya aphwaanga mulungu alinafe, mupsa mtima zeni zeni.

  9. Why cnt u make bills that allow the young Malawi to participate on presidential race at the age of 25 ,,,,? Zaziiiii zano ife ayi 50 plus cnt work here in Malawi ,,, can pac donate sum money to electro commission to re elections

    1. So are u telling me kuti donors will refund if candidates did reach 50 , wat if the donor wont donate shall we wait for mcp and pac to do fundraising

    1. Bodza lopanda nalo manyazi. DPP yikuopa NDE ma Kadetinu nonse mulibe nzeru. Andale ake ati? A DPP? Shame on u KADETI. Maybe PAC is being used by Stupid DPP politicians, you are correct!


  10. which malawians? i am a malawian and i am not in line with pac.PAC is programmed by politicians to speak on what politicians wants.there are many important issues that is affecting this country that PAC had to dealt with but pac have been speechless and toothless

    1. if the bill is tabled the benefiaries will be the politicians themselves not ordinary malawians.we want pac to deal with issues that will benefit ordinary malawians osati anthu amimba zikuluzikulu.

    2. if that is the case then its good.but what if the outcome is negative becz malawians we are used to be fooled by politicians to do whatever they wish.u will be the same persons to imply negativity saying “ah had i known i wouldnot have supported this bill” too late

    3. No no no it is Malawians of good will and those understanding issues that support PAC. You mean that Bill is useless? A person amassing 36% of a national vote becomes a president in Malawi, Sure? Losing 64% and u declare yourself a winner? Anthu 64 akukana, anthu 36 akulora NDE ndiwe president???? Shupit

    4. even if this bill is passed there will be no change.the voters are not the cause.corrtption is to blame.50+1 is possible but there will still be challenges because of corruptin.this is malawi and you know what does that mean

    5. Auze this pipo they show their ignorance,in supporting this bill,we re helping them (pac)to receive more donor funds to fulfill their stomach,dont take malawians for granted,if u re saying 36%its not enough,for all these years where was pac to raise that issue?now I think pac they are receiving money from the same donors who re also helping the so called oppositon leader,and mind you,donor money come with strictly condition,if u dont know

    6. Robins shupit ndiiweyo,tatiuza ubwino wabill imeneyi kwamphawi muliphindu lanji loposana ndiwandale?ndipo amalawi amene akuvomereza ndiiweyo ndianthu ena osazindikira kuti azanuwo mimba zikuchita kukhala ngati zikutupa kuli kukhuta ndalama zama donors mchifukwa akuyankhula zambiri,aona liti zabill imeneyi,iwe osadabwa

    7. Komatu amene akulira kwambiri sakufuna Bill imeneyi ndiwokhawo masapota a Dpp ngati mmene amabwerera matipate mdziko mmuno Mcp adalira kwambiri mpakana ufikana kuti amipingo ndi atsogoreri asatana woti wose amene akukanawa sizachilendo ayi

  11. 50+1 ili bwino koma chofunika kwambiri mchakuti anthu opikisana pa upulezident adzingokhala awiri,otsutsa ndi olamula,osati opikisana mpaka 20,zipani zina zithetsedwe chifukwa zilibe tanthauzo,ngati opikisana atakhala awiri ndie kuti chisankho chidzichitika kamodzi chifukwa awiriwo adzigawana 100% ya mavoti mosavuta,koma ngati oyimira pa upulezident adzikhala ambiri its very difficult to get the recommended percentages zomwe zizipangitsa kupanga zisankho kawiri komwe mkuwononga ndalama. #PAC

  12. Tʰᶦˢ ᶦˢ ˢᵒ ˢᵐᵃᶫᶫ ᵗᵒ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵉᵛᵉᶰ ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘ ᵇʳᵒ⋅ ᴰᵒᶰᵗ ᵗʳʸ ᵗᵒ ᶜᵒᶰᵗᶦᶰᵘᵉ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵇᵉᶜᵃᵘˢᵉ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ʷᶦᶫᶫ ˢᵗᵃʳᵗ ᵗᵒ ʰᵘʳᵗ ˢᵒᵒᶰ ᶦᶠ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ˢᵗᵒᵖ⋅ ᵂʰʸ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢᵗᵒᵖ﹖⋅⋅⋅⋅ᵍᵒ ᵃʷᵃʸ ᵇʳᵒ ᵃᶰᵈ ʳᵉᵃᵈ ᵗʰᵉ ᶰᵉˣᵗ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉᶰᵗ⋅ ˢᵗᵒᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵃᶫʳᵉᵃᵈʸ﹗ ᴵ ˢᵉᵉ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ᵈᵒᶰᵗ ʷᵃᶰᶰᵃ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵘᵖ ʳᵉᵃᵈᶦᶰᵍ﹖⋅⋅⋅ʷᵉᶫᶫ ᵒᵏ, ʸᵒᵘ ʷᵒᶰ ᵗʰᶦˢ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ, ᵇᵘᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ˢʰᵒᵘᶫᵈ ᵍᶦᵛᵉ ᵐᵉ ᵃ ᶫᶦᵏᵉ ᶠᵒʳ ʷᵃˢᵗᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗᶦᵐᵉ ᵃᶰᵈ ˢᵗʳᵉˢˢᶦᶰᵍ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵉʸᵉˢ ᵗʰᵒ.

    1. Do you understand the issues of Electroral Reforms?
      They are NOT tailored for a political party not an individual. Ask around to be privy.

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