Malawi gets more electoral assistance from Zimbabwe

Voters in Malawi

Voters in Malawi

Amid accusations and counter accusations in the use of materials borrowed from Zimbabwe for use during Malawi maiden tripartite elections on May 20 this year, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has disclosed that another consignment of gas cylinders lands in Malawi Sunday.

“The Commission announced that it had received 8,452 gas cylinders and 9,500 gas lamps. We have a remainder of 1,048 gas cylinders which have to be collected from Zimbabwe to bring the total to 9,500.

“And MEC is pleased to announce that the Commission is arranging for the last consignment be brought into the country. The trucks are scheduled to leave Zimbabwe on Saturday and will arrive on Sunday, May 4, 2014 if all goes as planned,” MEC Head of Media and Public Relations has disclosed.

According to Mwafulirwa the nation will be updated of the goings on of the goods as they are being brought into the country.

The last time the consignment came political parties and other stakeholders were invited to inspect the goods as there were rumours that the consignment also contained some rigging materials.

There are 12 presidential candidates, several aspiring members of parliament and counselors set to compete in the May 20 2014 race.


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