MALAWI: REGISTRATION/MBC/30/5/18 SABANews 1
BLANTYRE – President PETER MUTHARIKA of MALAWI has called on the Electoral Commission to ensure the ongoing registration does not exclude any willing and eligible voter.
MBC News says he has addressed members of the Commission who visited him at his SANJIKA Palace in the commercial capital, BLANTYRE.
The national broadcaster says the team has briefed the Head of State him on preparations for the 2019 General Elections and the Biometric Registration System the Commission plans to use.
President MUTHARIKA has in turn told the officials elections are a vital undertaking for any country.
He says the Commission should try to ensure whatever registration method they are going to use will enable the majority of MALAWIAN voters to decide the destiny of their country.
MBC News also says registration of voters will commence on 26 JUNE this year, and people will go to the polls in MAY 2019.
MALAWI became a republic in 1966 and was under the ONE-party-state rule of the late HASTINGS KAMUZU BANDA until 1994, when it became a multiparty democracy./Sabanews/cam