CONDUCT OF BY-ELECTIONS IN THREE CONSTITUENCIES AND THREE WARDS

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

CONDUCT OF BY-ELECTIONS IN THREE CONSTITUENCIES

AND THREE WARDS

Following the passing of the national budget by Parliament on 30th June 2017, the Commission met on July 3 and 4, 2017 in Lilongwe to, among other things, deliberate on the conduct of by-elections in three constituencies and three wards which are currently vacant.

The Commission has resolved to conduct the by-elections on 17th October, 2017. The Commission will hold stakeholders’ meetings on 16th August, 2017 in all the six areas to explain more details about the electoral calendar.

In coming up with the dates for the by-elections the Commission has considered the need of the electorate to have representation in Parliament and councils but also the period that it takes for funds to be transferred from the Treasury to MEC accounts.

The areas where the by-elections will take place are:

  • Lilongwe Msozi North Constituency
  • Lilongwe City South East Constituency
  • Nsanje Lalanje Constituency
  • Mayani North Ward in Dedza North Constituency
  • Mtsiliza Ward in Lilongwe City West Constituency
  • Ndirande Makata Ward in Blantyre Malabada Constituency

Four of the areas are where the by-elections were scheduled to take place on 6th June, 2017 but were postponed because government said funding would not be available. The remaining two areas have fallen vacant in between the period of postponement to date.

Should you need further information please contact the Director for Media and Public Relations, Mr Sangwani Mwafulirwa on 0 881 375 349.

Signed this 4th day of July, 2017 at Lilongwe

 

Dr Jane Mayemu Ansah SC JA

Chairperson