SENDING OF SOME MEMBERS OF MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF MEC ON LEAVE

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SENDING OF SOME MEMBERS OF MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF MEC ON LEAVE

Following an Investigative Audit carried out by the Central Internal Audit Unit of the Ministry of Finance between 27th April and 15th May, 2015 which alleged malpractices at the Malawi Electoral Commission, the Commission has resolved to send on leave with immediate effectthe following officers:

  1. Mr Willie Kalonga – Chief Elections Officer;
  2. Mr Harris Potani – Deputy Chief Elections Officer Operations;
  3. Mr George Khaki – Director of Administration & Human Resources ;
  4. Mr Khumbo Phiri – Director of Finance;
  5. Mr Edington Chilapondwa – Procurement Manager;
  6. Ms Chimwemwe Kamala – Procurement Officer;
  7. Mr Sydney Ndembe – Assistant Procurement Officer.

This has been necessitated in order to pave way for the Audit Team set up to review the audit responses presented by the Commission to be able to do its work without any undue influence.

 It is envisaged that the Audit Team will complete its work within a short period and the Commission will at that point make known to the public the outcome of the review and the action that it will take.

The Commission would like to assure all stakeholders that it is committed to ensuring that its operations adhere to all legal, public and international standards hence the need for engaging this independent Audit Team.

Signed this 24th day of August, 2016

 

 

COMMISSIONER LINDA KUNJE

CHAIRPERSON OF THE FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

FOR MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION