Gabriel Kamlomo

Gabriel Kamlomo

The Malawi Congress of Trade Unions is scared that livelihoods for employees in institutions that could be forced to close by the spread of the deadly coronavirus could be adversely affected.

The Malawi Electoral Commission today rolled out the electoral calendar for the fresh presidential election as ordered by the constitutional court with a note that the successful implementation of the plan would “be subject to mitigation of the impact of the coronavirus” citing possible ‘travel embargos and shutdown of election materials production companies’.

In Malawi today, the majority of Sunday congregating denominations grappled to comply with a government directive limiting gatherings to groups of less than a hundred people.

President Peter Mutharika has ordered closure of all public and private schools, colleges ‘including technical colleges’, and universities by Monday , 23rd March, 2020 as a measure against the possible arrival of the coronavirus in Malawi.

Only hours after President Peter Mutharika unveiled his new cabinet of 32 members, one senior appointee, former Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu-Banda has turned down the appointment.

The Malawi Congress Party and the UTM have finally put pen to paper to an understanding on an electoral alliance leading to fresh presidential election as ordered by the constitutional court.

After weeks of candid political discussions between two political ideologies, leaders of the Malawi Congress Party and the UTM parties finally put pen to paper an understanding binding them to an electoral alliance ahead of fresh presidential election as ordered by the constitutional court.

The decision by President Peter Mutharika to withhold assent to recently passed electoral reforms bills has sparked a national discourse as the country prepares for fresh elections following the February orders of the Constitutional Court in the presidential election case.

Chairperson of the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation, Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has commended parties involved in the election petition in Namibia for channeling electoral disputes through established legal mechanisms.

Chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission, Dr. Jane Ansah, and her eight other commissioners are expected to appear before the Public Appointment Committee of Parliament on Monday as the committee begins responding to recent orders of the Constitutional Court in the unprecedented ruling of the presidential election case.



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