PAC to hold demos on December 13

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The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) will hold natiowide demonstrations on December 13 following government’s failure to table the Electoral Reforms Bills in Parliament.

PAC is pushing for the tabling and debating of the bills during the current sitting of Parliement which ends mid-December.

Robert Phiri,

Robert Phiri has confirmed the development.

PAC executive director Robert Phiri told the local media that the protests will be held in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba cities and preparations will start today.

Phiri said the development was discussed at a board meeting held in Blantyre yesterday, on November 28 which also settled for the date.

He added that the emergency meeting was called after government challenged the religious body that its petition presented last Thursday in which it gave government until Wednesday to table the bills would not change anything on how government is handling the matter.

“PAC secretariat has now been empowered to proceed organising the peaceful nationwide march after the trustees and executives of mother bodies adopted the date. So, unless something crops up, preparations for the national protests will start tomorrow [today],” said Phiri.

He further said the board examined government’s response in the wake of its petition to President Peter Mutharika and Speaker of National Assembly Richard Msowoya.

Reacting to the PAC petition, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu, said government has its own timeline for tabling the bills and is not answerable to PAC.

“Government cannot be dictated by unreasonable demands made by PAC. We are accountable to people of this country,” said Tembenu.

Among other things, the Electoral Reforms Bills propose the introduction of the 50+1 percent system of voting for president and will change date of swearing-in of the President and Vice-President to 30 days after winner is announced.

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  1. ndie mwati pac ndi bungwe la mipingo? i hope mpingo wanga mulimbemo mmenemu, instead of preachng the gospel ur buzy with stupid things, indeed we ar in last days pple love money most

  2. Zambia adopted 50+1 last year without obstacles what is the problem with us malawians it seem lomwe dynasty is afraid of their nepotism practices towards malawians

  3. A PAC bwanj kukangobwedxa ndalama mwatengazo musanaziononge? Simukuona kut zomwe mukuyambitsai ndikhondo? Prx PAC musachititse manyaz ziko. Hw I wish PAC itangothesedwa cox xikuoneka kut simukudziwa zomwe mukuenera kuchita.

  4. What l find rattling in these demostrations is that the real victims do not participate in these demostrations,all l see in every demostration are just afew Malawians who are just concerned citizens not real victims of the circumstances. Now my message to all Malawians is simple ” There’s more to life than just sitting around eating Pie.”

  5. They should look into these reforms, president akasankhidwa pazikhala timasiku takuti madandaulo awonedwe. Not kumalumbilitsa night president.

  6. Anthu amene amabwelesa maphokoso muziko ndi APC
    Ndi chifukwa chiyani anthu akulu akulu umakathamanga m’misewu ndevu pepele m’misewu nkhani yake ya ziiiiiii bola itakhalatu ya magesi

  7. A pac ndikuganiza akulephera udindo wao. Akumatentheka ndi ma demo anthu akutailila kusowa munthu oti awalalikire. Anthu omwe ali kupaliament komanso kunja kwa parliament ali m’machalichi mwao momwe iwo ayenela kuwalalikila ndi kuwaphunzisa za Chikondi

  8. Amene Moyo Watopa Nawo Akapite A Police Kapheni Amene Adzapite Pa Mseu Kuma Demo!Mabungwewa Sakutumikira Anthu Koma Lakula Ndi Dyera.

  9. Musatipusitse a PAC kumavutitsa amphawi mumusewu kuyimba mapeto ake kukagonaso ndi njala inu ma donors ma million Ku account

  10. Ine ndimaganiza ngati awa mukuti atsogoleri amipingowa amapemhera mmalo molimbikitsa kusala kudya kuti Yahwe alowelerepo,akululimbilitsa zachikunja. Akatolika omwe ali mugulu limeneli taganizani bwino mukutichititsa MANYAZI.MUUZE ANZANUWO MUZIPEMPHERA KORONA OSATI MA DEMO.

  11. Ine ndimaganiza ngati awa mukuti atsogoleri amipingowa amapemhera mmalo molimbikitsa kusala kudya kuti Yahwe alowelerepo,akululimbilitsa zachikunja. Akatolika omwe ali mugulu limeneli taganizani bwino mukutichititsa MANYAZI.MUUZE ANZANUWO MUZIPEMPHERA KORONA OSATI MA DEMO.

  12. minister said, ngat PAC idzafune ma demo govt will not prevent them from doing so .pakut its their constitution right. Boma silikututumuka ndi mchitidwe wanu inu anthu a Mulungu inu. munamva kut kuti lamulo.lingachitidwe pass ku Parliament without mass awareness. why do u want to impose the law on pple without telling them what is it all about? do u remember what happened to land bill? ( a good example of imposed law ) i tell u kaya mukufuna mwazi kaya chian pa 13 December mukayenda nokha.

  13. zaziii,ka bungwe ka zidakwa,50+ itithandiza chani? why not blackouts/poor primary education,inu a PMF muikiretu pafupi utsi wa tsabora

  14. Kodi Anzeru Amatsogolera Pac Aja Anapita Kuti? Awawa Siaja Akumakasumilana Kukhothi Okha Okha Aja Awa?These Are Remains Of Pac For Sure.

  15. Bwana Phiri, you want us to support you and yet you will receive allowance for those Demo ife ulele? We will not follow suit. You can demonstrate those demos then tell us the outcome. Nthawi ino ndi yolima. Takana what will we gain out of that. Tell us????????????????????

  16. Christians doesn’t match but pray for God’s interventions. Much as the law is needed but the men in collar have forgotten their role of preaching to save the lost sheep

  17. The latst demos in Malawi were the ones that happened when bingu was alive. Sikudzakhalanso ma demo ngati amene aja. PAC wasting time. Anthu oyenda 20, ma placard 100. Bwana chingota ngati pali ka munda kangolimani basi. Bola mukanati mukuyenda za magetsi koma izi ndi mbola.

  18. Will 50+1 (=51 anyway) solve issues of nepotism, corruption…….bad governance? Is there a guarantee that who ever win with the majority will not steal? I think PAC should think outside the box. Our problems is not 34% or 51%. Malawi need leaders who must deliver on their promises, who can transform the lives and economy of this country….to say the least….

  19. Ofunika kutelo paja boma ili limanva ndi ma demo,zinthu zikawonongeka ndi pamene amachitapo kanthu.boma losava zofuna za anthu.mukuseweletsa ma vote.

  20. We need those reforms discussed…. Malawians are tired of Parliamentarians who just wanna sit around doing nothing while they receive dairy allowances for every sitting malawi watopa

  21. What do you expect PAC to do!! Donors are waiting for the end of year financial report and they are remaining with less than 30 days to spend the millions in their account and then close the books….kkkkkkkkkk I like today’s fundraising techniques…kkkkkkkkk just a joke!

  22. Aaah izi nde zibwana……muziwona ma date opanga nthabwala zanuzo…..on 13th its my birthday mukachita Chibwana ndikatenga chiletso ku court zinaphweka izi

  23. Mind you Mr. Tembenu, it’s the same PAC that was brave enough to challenge MCP’s Dr. Banda and brought the multiparty you’re enjoying today. Don’t talk shit, PAC stands for people, time is coming, you will be dictated.

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