The Malawi Electoral Commission has embarked on an exercise of developing new strategic plan that will guide the electoral body’s activities from January 2023 to 2027.
The Commission held an inhouse session from 6th to 9th September, 2022 which was attended by representatives of staff from all the regions. During this session the staff reviewed the previous strategic plan which is coming to an end in December 2022 and developed a new mission, vision and core values as part of development of news strategy.
Of unique noting is that the strategic plan is being developed using inhouse expertise through the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Department.
Speaking during the workshop, MEC Chief Elections Officer, Mr Andrew Mpesi said he was confident that the staff would come up with a good product to direct the Commission for the next five years.
“Personally, I’m for use of internal expertise when developing the strategic plan. You people have been managing elections for long, you know the issues and you will come up with the best unlike engaging a consultant from outside to facilitate the process,” he said.
The period of the strategic plan will cover the Tripartite Elections in scheduled for September 2025.