Mtalimanja expresses satisfaction with verification process for Mwasa Ward by-election

By Chisomo Phiri

The newly appointed Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Annabel Mtalimanja, has expressed satisfaction with the progress of the verification process for the Mwasa Ward by-election in Mangochi District.

She made the statement on Monday at St. Augustine 2 Primary School during a visit to observe the progress of the verification process ahead of the by-election, which is scheduled to take place on July 23,2024.

Said Mtalimanja:”Based on what I have seen on the ground, the commission is content with the verification process. Everything is going well, and we are confident that the polling will proceed as planned.”


She however, urged political party leaders, their candidates, and their supporters to operate within the framework of the law, emphasizing the commission’s desire for a free, fair, and credible election.

One of the voters, Christopher Dickson, expressed gratitude to the MEC chairperson for taking the time to visit the ward and observe the progress of the verification process, noting that this will help address some of the emerging issues in the ward.

MEC is conducting the by-election in Mwasa Ward, Mangochi North East Constituency following the death of Edna Yusuf Jose on August 15,2022, who was the Mayor of Mangochi Municipal Council until her passing.