The Malawi Electoral Commission will host the 21st Annual General Conference of the Electoral Commissions for SADC Countries (ECF SADC) from 22 to 27th September, 2019 in Blantyre.
A statement signed by MEC chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah, says Vice-President, Everton Herbert Chimulirenji, will officially open the conference at 9.00AM on Monday September 23, 2019 in Blantyre.
Alongside the conference, the ECF SADC will also host a one-day international seminar on “Enhancing the Credibility of Elections Through Observation”, the statement says.
The ECF SADC is a network of electoral management bodies (EMBs) from 16 SADC countries; Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Zimbabwe. Malawi currently holds the Presidency for the Forum.
This will be one of the first official engagements by Jane Ansah. Demonstrations have been ongoing since the May general elections calling for her resign